Talk to your child
Talk to your child
Sing with child
Sing with child
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Read to your child
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Write with your child
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Singing

Singing is a natural way to teach children about words. The rhythms in song help children decipher individual sounds and syllables. The following websites are great resources for the literacy practice of singing or do one of the suggested activities from the list below:

  • • Try singing the alphabet song to a different tune.
  • • Sing a song very slowly, then very fast, and then in a silly voice. Clap along to a favorite song.
  • • Make a simple shaker by filling a paper bag with rice and play along with songs.

Watch some videos:

Singing with your child

Wake up toes
StoryBlocks is a project of Colorado Libraries for Early Literacy, working in partnership with Rocky Mountain Public Broadcasting Services. It is a collection of 30-60 second videos designed to model to parents, caregivers, and library staff some songs, rhymes, and fingerplays appropriate for early childhood. Each video clip includes helpful early literacy tips to increase caregivers' understanding of child development and pre-literacy needs. More information at http://www.storyblocks.org.