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Archive for January, 2010

Letter Knowledge Begins With Babies

Snowballs You can begin working on the literacy skill of letter knowledge, learning about the letters of the alphabet, when your child is just a baby.  Try tracing a round shape on a snowy surface.  Point out and talk about all kinds of things that are round.  Noticing different shapes will help your child later recognize the different shapes that letters can have.  The book, Snowballs by Lois Ehlert, has many round things for baby to look at.

–Tip by Jan P., Preschool/Childcare Liaison


By on January 18, 2010 Categories: Letter Knowledge

Snip Snap! What’s That?

Snip snap Read the book Snip Snap! What’s That? by Mara Bergman with your little one.  Every time you ask, “Were the children scared?” your child gets to yell out, “You bet they were!”  Having your child say a repeated phrase with you throughout the book keeps him/her involved.  This is one way you support print motivation, making reading fun!

Tip by Julie D., Elementary School Liaison

By on January 5, 2010 Categories: Print Motivation