Category: English

Turtle Rhyme

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Literacy Tip Hi! My name is Jessica. The Turtle rhyme helps a child build storytelling skills and self-esteem! It follows a simple sequence, with a surprise ending for the toddler or preschool child. This rhyme is especially fun when it becomes a game of anticipation! Who knows where that turtle ... Read More

Patty Cake

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Literacy Tip Hi, my name is Cliff. When you play “patty cake” with your baby, trace the first letter of your child’s name in his palm so that he feels the shape of the letter. This beginning knowledge of shapes will help him learn to recognize letters as he gets older. Transcript Patty ... Read More

Dinosaur Rhyme

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Literacy Tip Hi, my name is Cliff and I want to show you how to do a rhyme about dinosaurs, a very popular topic for your kids in the pre-reader stage. By focusing on something that they love, you can encourage them to discover books and stories that feed this insatiable desire to ... Read More

Monster Rhyme

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Literacy Tip Hi, My name is Becky and I want to share with you a rhyme that is appealing and just one step up from Peek-A-Boo. Monsters have this perennial attraction for children who are learning to cope with their own fears and this rhyme has some empowering language. The pre-reading skill ... Read More

Alphabet Monster

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Literacy Tip I’m Becky. My son, Holden, is 3 and knows the alphabet song, but this rhyme helps him learn that letters can be put together in lots of different ways. Transcript I'm the Alphabet Monster And nothing tastes better To the Alphabet Monster Than eating a letter. A "j" and an ... Read More

Parade Song

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Literacy Tip Hi, my name is Mary. The Parade Song makes language fun! Children from infant to preschool age bend and twist and use the entire body to create the sounds of the various instruments. It’s a wonderful way to discover rhythm in words and music! Transcript (sung to "Are You ... Read More

Itsy Bitsy Spider

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Literacy Tip Hi. I’m Cydney, and this my son, Stephen. He is 24 months old. The Itsy Bitsy Spider is one of our favorite songs. Notice that it tells a story. (Rhyme) After singing, you can ask your child to tell you what happened in the song. When children tell what happened, they develop ... Read More