Action songs like the one on the Spark Card provide a fun way for children to learn new words.
More: Try changing the words of another familiar song. Sing the Hokey Pokey and wave your hands, bend your elbows, wiggle your fingers...
Dancing and singing can introduce children to new words. Move like the dancers on the Spark Card and talk about what they are doing.
More: Tired of traditional kids' songs? Dance with your kids to classical music with Dance Along, to world music on Dance the World Around or to Motown classics on Motown Dances
Nursery rhymes help children recognize that a story has a beginning, middle and end. Read the rhyme on the Spark Card and discuss what happens in the rhyme.
More: Read Fly into Reading with Mother Goose for more great ideas about using nursery rhymes.