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Early literacy begins with you. Help your child get ready to read with simple activities you can do any time!

The Princess on Her Horse
(Sung to: "The Farmer in the Dell")
The princess on her horse, The princess on her horse
Riding through the kingdom oh, The princess on her horse

Other verses: The princess helps a king, The princess finds a queen, The princess saves a prince

To Be A Princess
Ask your child what she thinks it would be like to be a real princess. Talk about some princesses that live today and what their lives are like. Ask her to tell you five things she would do if she could be a princess.

Royal Crowns
Cut crown shapes that will fit around your child's head from heavy paper. Give your child glue, gems and markers to decorate the crown. Have your child write her name on the crown and tape it to fit around her head.

Dress-Up!
It's princess pretend time!  Fill a box with fancy clothes and shoes along with ribbons, flowers, and jewelry for dress-up play.  You can make tiaras from pipe cleaners, or cut them out of stiff paper.  You can make scepters or magic wands from twigs, straws, or wooden spoons wrapped in ribbons.

Look for more great princess books in our catalog.

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