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

Football
(Sung to: "The Mulberry Bush")
This is the way you pass the ball,
pass the ball, pass the ball
this is the way you pass the ball
when you play Football.
Other Verses:
Catch the ball
Run the field

Take Me Out to the Ball Game
Take your child to a local youth hockey, basketball, baseball or football game. Ask your child about the game. Would he like to play the game? Why or why not? What position would he like to play? Why?  Try to keep the conversation going back and forth at least five times.

Game Play
Dip the tip of a hockey stick in paint and let your child draw and write letters and words on a piece of paper.
 

Bullseye!
Make a large circle with a bullseye in the middle of a large piece of paper. Hang it on an outside wall. Dip small soft balls in different colored washable paint. Take turns with your child throwing the balls at the paper. Display your target-art for all to see.

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