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

Teeny Tiny Monster
(Sung to: "Itsy Bitsy Spider")
The teeny tiny monster tried to scare my dog.
2 inches tall and he looked like a purple frog.
My dog thought the monster was a toy and he could play
And the teeny tiny monster got licked and ran away.

Favorite Monsters
Watch a tv show or movie about animated monsters and ask your child about their favorite monster.  What did they like about them?  What didn't they like about the others?  Try to keep the conversation going back and forth at least five times.

Monster Puppets
Find two lunch bags and ask your child to draw monsters on them with crayons or markers.  Add decorations like yarn hair and paper tongues.  When they are done pop open the bags, put your hand inside and play with the puppets.

Clothes Monster
Encourage your child to be a monster!  Find all kinds of silly clothes and help your child put them on in funny ways, such as wild socks on their hands.  When you're done play with your monster!

Look for more great monster books in our catalog.

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