Literacy at Home: Picture Basket

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.

Literacy at Home: Name Tracing

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!

Literacy at Home: Retelling a Story

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.

Literacy at Home: Letter Tic-Tac-Toe

We’ve got an incredibly simple literacy at home activity for you this week that helps to build letter recognition, and practice both reading and writing! Most children start out learning the alphabet by spelling their names. For this activity, they only need to be able to make their first initial!

Literacy at Home: Grocery List

Are you looking to help your children build their early literacy skills at home or taking part in our summer READO challenge? We’ve got a super simple activity for you! Writing a grocery list with your child supports three of the five early literacy practices: talking, reading, and writing. If you include our bonus activity it can also incorporate playing!

Literacy at Home – Doodle Colouring

Paper and drawing materials (markers, pencil crayons, crayons) are all you need for this easy activity that supports writing development. Have your child simply draw some lines with a marker on paper and then fill in the blank spaces with colours or patterns as they desire.

Literacy at Home: Salt Tracing

It’s easy to help your children build their early literacy skills at home! Here’s a really simple activity that you can do with minimal materials that builds letter recognition and motor skills at the same time: Salt Tracing.

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