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

Little Airplane
(Sung to: Frere Jacques)
Little Airplane, Little Airplane, In the sky, In the sky.
I can see you soaring, I can see you soaring,
Up so high, Up so high

Truck Walk
As you are driving or walking outside, encourage your child to point out vehicles he likes - big construction machines, motorcycles driving by, and boats on the river.  Encourage them to ask questions and talk about them.  Try to keep the conversation going back and forth five times.

Backyard Map
Show children a map of their city, or state and talk about what maps do.  Ask children to draw a map of their back yard or room.  Help them label items and decorate their map.

Red Light, Green Light
Cut out a red circle and a green circle from colored paper.  Explain to children that green means "go" and red means "stop".  Show the green circle and have chilren move around the room or yard.  Show the red circle and they must stop.  Have them pretend to be cars, boats, and motorcycles.

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