Saturday, July 25, 2009

At Home Literacy activities

Hello friends, I want to introduce a new segment of the blog called at home Literacy Activities. I will provide info on various activities that you can do at home with your child.These activities are inexpensive and can be done with alot of things you already have.

Reading Activity One:

Magazine Book Collage


Scissors(child scissors)
Construction Paper
Hold PuncheR

You can get creative with the list of materials.

This activity is really simple; it promotes literacy, family involvement. A love for books, craeativity.
Skills: Print Awareness, Creativity, Language Development

You and your child will create a storybook from pictures in a magazine.

Take old magazines and help your child cut them or tear them out. Tearing is great for young children to develop fine motor skills.

Take the construction paper(as many pieces to make a book) and make five hold punches on the side

Bind the construction paper together with yarn

Let your child draw pictures on the front of the book; use glitter to create designs

Cut Pictures from magazines; paste to the pages

Have your child to help you create a story to go along with the pictures. Tell your child that as he/she tells the story you will assist them with writing it underneath the pictures or if they can write and spell have he/she do it.

Ask, if there is anything else; that should goin the book.

Let your child sign the book as Author.

Once you are finish,read the story together.

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Reading Twinkle Twinkle Little Star

Oh, I love this book and the CD is excellent; it develops vocabulary through sounds and action words. The Singalong allows for children to participate Creatively through Dance and Movement. Your child will learn about different animals that live in the jungle.

This book will get your kids stomping, leaping, swaying, and laughing!I highly recommend the animal boogie for children ages 3-7 years old. This is a great activity to have at a birthday party.

Educational. This book will help to teach your child about different ways we travel; different types of transportation.

This book is a great buy for only $6.99

I love this book and recommend it to Parents for Preschool to First Grade. It is very colorful, has great illustrations, repetition and plenty of sound effects.

The car goes VROOMMMMMMMM!

Its great! Find this book on sale now!

Check out these Specials for July


Prices listed in BOLD are the Current Sale Price

9781841481937 An Island in the Sun Hardcover $15.99 $10.99

9781846860911 Navegamos a Galapagos Paperback $7.99 $5.99

9781846861949 We're Sailing Down the Nile Paperback $7.99 $5.99

9781846861574 Ship Shapes Board Book $6.99 $4.99

9781846862083 El mundo Paperback w/CD $9.99 $7.99

9781846861444 Knick Knack Paddy Whack Hardcover w/CD $16.99 $13.99

9781841484105 We All Go Traveling By Paperback w/CD $9.99 $7.99

9781905236916 Magic Train Ride Paperback w/CD $9.99 $5.99

9781905236992 Walking Through the Jungle Paperback w/CD $9.99 $7.99

9781901223798 The Barefoot Book of Pirates Hardcover $19.99 $12.99

9781901223743 The Barefoot Book of Princesses Hardcover $19.99 $12.99

9781846860348 The Barefoot Book of Knights Hardcover $19.99 $12.99

9781846860324 A Dragon on the Doorstep Paperback $6.99 $4.99

9781846860317 The Farmyard Jamboree Paperback $6.99 $4.99

*Prices valid July 1 – 31, 2009

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