We all know that play is a valuable part of childhood, but did you know that play is actually a critical part of a child’s learning, development, and well-being? It’s true! We have two free resources to help you support your child in playing and learning!
literacy at home
A simple, easy to do early literacy activity that promotes the development of reading skills is to teach children the parts of a book.
An important part of child development and early literacy is the encouragement and nurturing of a child’s imagination. This activity will encourage children to think about key ideas in a story through the use of “who, what, where, when, and why” questions, while stimulating their creative and imaginative side.
From birth to potty-training, parents and caregivers will change a LOT of diapers, and a LOT of outfits, both of which can be unpleasant tasks with young children. Many children simply do not want to stop having fun. However, change tables can be a great place to incorporate some of the practices that support early literacy learning, such as talking, singing, and playing.
This week we have a really simple at-home activity for you that practices letter recognition and writing in a really fun way! Children love learning how to read and write and often the first words or letters they recognize are those of their own name. This activity allows the child to know what the word says, see how it looks, and work on the recognition of letters, all while having fun!
Between the ages of 2 and 3, children usually hit a developmental stage where they want to hear the same story over and over and over again. While it’s exciting to see them reaching this stage (their literacy is developing!) it can be a bit tiring if you’re the one repeating the same story for the umpteenth time. Here’s are four great ways to add some variety into your reading while still supporting your child’s literacy development.
There are lots of things to worry about when you are a new parent, but you don’t have to worry about how to get your child started on their literacy journey! If you have a new baby, we have a Books for BC Babies bag for you.
There are five different practices that support early literacy development: talking, singing, reading, playing, and writing. Today we’re going to share one of our favourite secret weapons for developing language skills: rhymes.
There are five different practices that help build early literacy skills, and today we’re going to talk about one of our favourite tools for building reading skills (and life skills!) with your babies: board books!
Looking for another literacy activity to do at home? Can’t get out to go camping? Just in time for the long weekend, we have this fantastic camping dramatic play activity for you! Transform your living room into a campsite and let the kids play.