Notes from Story Time Category: Writing

Songs for Babies and Toddlers with Miss Amy

Get ready with a blanket or a simple cloth to sing along. Have fun playing peekaboo, too! Playing peekaboo with your baby teaches them about object permanence. Grabbing the blanket, practices their pincer grasp, which will be important when they begin to learn to write.

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Send us a Picture

crayon drawing of tree, flowers, and the sun

Did you know that coloring is an important early literacy skill because it helps children get ready to write. I know we are all frustrated by being stuck at home and are tired of looking at our devices so I’m going to ask you to do something a little different. Draw us a picture, take a photo of it, and email it to youthserv@mppl.org or post it to https://padlet.com/mpplyouth/wmhdxt3h895mle11 We will post it on our virtual bulletin board.

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Fun With Bubbles

Did you know that playing with bubbles isn’t just fun? It’s also educational! Watch this video to find out all the benefits of bubbles.

B is for Baby

B is for Baby by AtinukeWhen learning to read, children need to see the connection between the spoken word and the written word. B is for Baby by Atinuke highlights many different words that start with the letter B. Seeing and hearing the repeated letter will help children to recognize it on their own later on.

Scribble Away

child writing on easelWriting, including scribbling, helps children become aware of the text on a page, and be able to write letters, words, and sentences in the future.  You can have your children draw pictures and “write” lists. Encourage your child to “read” you what he has written. This helps to reinforce that writing and print have meaning.