May Early Literacy

Each month, we offer a kit packed with tips and suggestions around an early literacy calendar (also available in Spanish).  Here’s a guide inspired by our May Early Lit Kit that will help you read, play, talk, sing, and write at home with your little ones: 

Read: Read a book about spring (here are a few to get you started) and talk about the changes you have seen in the weather over the last few months. Are you hearing birds chirp? Can you find the birds and identify their colors? Are you wearing different kinds of clothes now? 

Sing: In springtime, the weather changes a lot! Sing this song (to the tune of Oh My Darlin’) with your child to help them start to identify what the weather is like each day.

What’s the weather? What’s the weather? What’s the weather like today?

Is it sunny, is it rainy, is it windy out today?

What’s the weather? What’s the weather? What’s the weather like today?

Talk: Talk to your child about the different seasons. What is changing in the world right now as the temperatures (slowly) get warmer? Go for a walk and see if you can spot some signs of spring. Talk with them about what kinds of things will continue to change as we move closer to summer.

Play: Go to a park and play outside! It’s finally getting warm enough to do that! Can you think of some games that you can only play now that the weather is warmer? How about hop scotch? Making mud pies? Or jumping in puddles?

Write: Make a beautiful spring picture! Think about some of the things you’ve observed as the weather has gotten warmer, and include those in your drawing.

Spring Picture Books

Spring is finally springing! Celebrate by reading some of these charming picture books. HerrickDL KidPicks

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