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Playing

Playing gives children a chance to practice using the words they know. Play teaches children that one thing—like a blanket—can stand for another thing—like a cape. This helps children learn that the letters on the page stand for words and ideas. Try the Spark literacy activities focused on Play.

Acting

We're Going on a Bear Hunt Literacy Activity

Acting out stories helps children understand the new stories they hear.

Read then act out We're Going on a Bear Hunt

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Giving

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

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Sharing

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.

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listening

Listening Skills

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?

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Playing

Playing

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!

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Sorting

Sorting

Sorting games help prepare children to recognize letter shapes. Try the activites on the Spark card.

More: Read Mouse Shapes and try this literacy activity.

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Pretending

Pretending

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.

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Clapping

Clapping

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.

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