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Literacy Tip - December 29

literacy tip december 29
Read some Nursery Rhymes and emphasize the rhyming words.
For example:  Hey diddle diddle   The cat and the fiddle...

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Literacy Tip - December 21

literacy tip december 21
Give your child lots of opportunities to draw.
Drawing is an important early literacy activity.
It teaches them how to hold a pencil or crayon and encourages creativity.

Literacy Tip - December 14

literacy tip december 14

Choose a letter from the alphabet and count how many times you can find it around the house,
when you are riding in the car or going for a walk.

Be Silly and Build Literacy!

Book Cover Image of Moo baa la la laWe all feel a little silly clucking like chickens and snorting like pigs; but hearing and making animal sounds helps us hear different kinds of sounds in language. This develops literacy skills and reading readiness. At the same time, being silly and having fun with sounds and words makes reading fun, and fun with books is essential to developing a lifelong love of reading. So,

The Nest by Kenneth Oppel

Book Cover Image of The NestSteven's baby brother is sick, and while his whole family is worried, Steven is having dreams about an eerie winged creature who promises to help. At first he thinks the creature might be an angel, but as her behaviour becomes more alarming -- and the unusual wasp nest on Steven's house grows larger

Literacy Tip - December 7

literacy tip december 7

Sing "Down by the Bay" and use animal names to make the rhymes.
For example: Did you ever see a pig dancing a jig...

Literacy Tip - December 7

Sing "Down by the Bay" and use animal names to make the rhymes.  For example: Did you ever see a pig dancing a jig...
Sing "Down by the Bay" and use animal names to make the rhymes. 
For example: Did you ever see a pig dancing a jig...

Literacy Tip - November 30

literacy tip november 30
Play Rhyming I Spy.
For example: I spy with my little eye something that rhymes with...

Storytime!

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Talking, singing, reading, writing and playing!

Through stories, songs, rhymes, movement activities, and more, children will develop early literacy skills in a fun way. They will improve motor, sensory, and social skills; and learn sounds, letters and new words.