The Baldwin County Literacy Team has once again put together a lovely list of activities for you to do at home with you pre-school age children to help develop their literacy skills.
Let’s gets started!
Saturday, March 1: Make sure your child knows the letter D. Point out how many words begin with D.
Sunday, March 2: Read a book by Dr. Seuss today. (It’s his birthday!!!)
Monday, March 3: Make a mask of a character in the Dr. Seuss book you read yesterday.
Tuesday, March 4: Today is Mardi Gras. Wear the mask you made yesterday and have a parade around your house.
Wednesday, March 5: Pretend you and your child are in a rocket ship. Talk about what supplies you should take.
Thursday, March 6: FInd pictures of things that fly, such as airplanes, helicopters, birds, and bees.
Friday, March 7: Help your child learn to write the letter E as you talk about that letter today.
Saturday, March 8: Have your child trace the letters of his or her name on a piece of paper.
Sunday, March 9: Have your child make up a story by looking at a picture.
Monday, March 10: Ask your child to sing his or her favorite song.
Tuesday, March 11: Teach your child how to set the table.
Wednesday, March 12: Sprinkle salt on an ice cube and place a thread on top. Wait a minute, and lift the thread.
Thursday, March 13: Look for the letter E in newspapers and magazines.
Friday, March 14: Hide cotton balls all around the room. Let your child hunt for the balls.
Saturday, March 15: Draw a hopscotch board on the sidewalk or driveway using chalk. Teach your child to play.
Sunday, March 16: Walk around your house and find objects that are green.
Monday, March 17: St. Patrick’s Day! St. Patrick lived in Ireland. Find that country on a map.
Tuesday, March 18: Count the number of circle objects in your home.
Wednesday, March 19: Draw pictures that have objects with the shape of a circle (the sun, the moon, flowers, etc)
Thursday, March 20: Spring is here! Talk about the changing seasons with your child.
Friday, March 21: Plant a lima bean or some other seed with your child. Talk about how it will grow.
Saturday, March 22: Check out a book about spring from the library.
Sunday, March 23: Go outside and find plants that are blooming.
Monday, March 24: Teach your child about feelings by showing him or her pictures of people who look happy, sad, or mad.
Tuesday, March 25: Play in a sink of warm, soapy water.
Wednesday, March 26: Check juices at the grocery store. Can your child find ones with 100% juice.
Thursday, March 27: Put 7 dots on a paper. Have your child count the dots and place stickers on them.
Friday, March 28: Practice counting to 5. Find 5 objects and count them.
Saturday, March 29: Practice writing numbers to 5.
Sunday, March 30: Make a map of your house. Have your child trace paths from one room to another.
Monday, March 31: Give your child a blank sheet of paper and tell them to draw a picture from their imagination.
The book series is officially called A Song of Ice and Fire, by George R. R. Martin. The first in the series is entitled, A Game of Thrones. The book takes place in the Seven Kingdoms, where an epic tale is told of men and women vying for the crown and power over the land. Everything from, swordplay, warfare, dragons!, love, life, and loss are included in this wonderfully entertaining series.
As of now there are five books in the series: A Game of Thrones, Clash of Kings, Storm of Swords, A Feast of Crows, and A Dance with Dragons. It has been told that there are two more in the series: The Winds of Winter and A Dream of Spring.
So before the new season of GoT begins, sit down and read this incredible series! P.S. The dragons are the best part…
In 1997, the National Education Association wanted a way to motivate young readers. Motivating children to read is an important factor in student achievement and creating lifelong successful readers. Research has shown that children who are motivated and spend more time reading do better in school. In 1998, the idea was born to celebrate Dr. Seuss’ birthday and Read Across America on the same day. This event has become the largest celebration of reading this country has ever seen. This year, we will be celebrating Read Across America on March 3rd. Look for readers in your schools. Oh the places you’ll go, when you read!!!
We’ve got some exciting news…the hours of operation for the Mary Vinson Memorial Library will be changing starting this Saturday, March 1st!
Here is what our new schedule looks like:
By changing our schedule, we’re going from being open 45 hours a week to being open 51 hours a week! That’s an additional 6 hours a week for you to take advantage of all the wonderful programs and services that we offer at the Mary Vinson Memorial Library.
The Lake Sinclair Library will keep its normal hours of operation; Tuesdays & Thursdays: 12pm-6pm.
We hope that you’re just as happy about the new schedule as we are. Who can complain about spending more time at the library?!
Until next time, take care & happy reading!
If we didn’t have birthdays, you wouldn’t be you.
If you’d never been born, well then what would you do?
If you’d never been born, well then what would you be?
You might be a fish! Or a toad in a tree!
You might be a doorknob! Or three baked potatoes!
You might be a bag of hard green tomatoes.
Or worse than all that… Why you might be a WASN’T!
A Wasn’t has no fun at all. No, he doesn’t.
A Wasn’t just isn’t. He just isn’t present.
But you… You ARE YOU! And, now isn’t that pleasant!
And we all know who wrote that!!!
Dr. Seuss’s birthday, Sunday, March 2, is also the kick-off date for Read Across America, a week of community events celebrating the fun of learning to read. Join us in the Children’s Room to learn more!