Acting out stories helps children understand the new stories they hear.
Read then act out We're Going on a Bear Hunt
Giving children a chance to say the words they already know strengthens their vocabulary skills. Try asking the questions on the Spark Card
More: Read and play with your child doing the Toot Toot Beep Beep Literacy Activity
Sharing action rhymes with your child creates positive language experience. Bounce your child to The Royal Duke of York
More: Want more rhymes? Check out Storyblocks, rhymes and songs produced by the Colorado Libraries for Early Literacy.
Tip: Playing sound games builds listening skills that will help children sound out words as they learn to read.
Literacy Activity: Read Sing- Along Song What sounds does your child hear in their world?
Playing alphabet games helps children practice quick letter recognition. Try the missing letter game on the Spark Activity Card.
More: Kids need to be able to know a letter no matter when they see it, not just if it comes in order. Try these books that shake up the alphabet!
Pretending is an active way for children to enjoy rhymes and songs. Pretend you are a teddy bear with this song.
More: Want more ideas for action songs to act out? Try the SuperSimpleSongs channel on YouTube.
Clapping varied rhythms helps your child hear patterns in language. Ask your child to clap like you and try the different rythms on the Spark Activity Card.
More: Try the Clapping Rhymes that are attached.