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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 Farmer
(Sung to: "The Farmer In The Dell")
The farmer plants the seeds, The farmer plants the seeds
Hi, Ho and Cherry O, The farmer plants the seeds

Other verses:
The rain begins to fall, The sun begins to shine, The plants begin to grow

Recycled Seed Catalog
Explore a seed catalog with your child as you talk about all the plants that can be grown.  Ask your child which plants he would like to grow.  Have him cut out the pictures he likes and glue them to a piece of paper to create a paper garden. With real seeds ask your child what plants they think will grow from each seed.

Seed Writing
Write your child's name in large letters on a large sheet of paper.  Ask your child to put glue along the letters of their name; this will help them practice tracing.  Your child can sprinkle seeds or small flower petals over the glue, again tracing their name.

Flower Garden Craft
Ask your child to draw paper fruits and vegetables or create flowers by gluing cupcake liners to craft sticks.  Help your child set up their own garden inside with blankets for dirt beds and baskets for selling flowers.  Or take it outdoors and let them plant their fruits and flowers in the dirt!.

For more great gardening books look in our catalog.

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