To help your child hear and know sounds in words you can:
- Read stories with rhyming words.
- Read books featuring different sounds (animals, instruments, etc.)
(We did both during our storytime today!)
When you help your child hear and know sounds in words you are putting literacy into motion and helping them develop phonological awareness.
If you want more in depth information on how to help your child’s emerging literacy, click here: Fairfax County Library
Books We Shared
Jump by Scott M. Fischer is an interactive, rhyming book that follows different animals as they “jump” to escape from predators! Sounds scary but it really isn’t – it is fun, full of mishaps and cumulative. Of course we start with a bug who’s a “snug little bug” until it spies a frog and jumps!! And the frog is “sleeping like a log” until it sees a cat and jumps!! I think you get the picture. Near the end of the story we even see a shark and a whale make an appearance. Not to be missed, this makes a wonderful lap sit and/or read aloud book.
I Love to Eat Bugs! by John Strejan is a personal favorite. This is a pop-up book with personality and children love the intricate design of the animals that jump out in 3-D (pardon the frog pun). An elephant, a gorilla, a lion, a hyena all pop out to tell us what they like to eat. On each page we have our wide-mouthed frog in the corner replying with “I love to eat bugs!” Well our frog is silenced by a crocodile who claims to love eating wide mouthed frogs. Read the book to see what happens! (I promise no frogs get eaten in this story.)
Five Green and Speckled Frogs
Five green and speckled frogs
Sat on a speckled log,
Eating some most delicious bugs – YUM YUM!
One jumped into the pool where it was nice and cool,
Now there are four green and speckled frogs – GLUB GLUB!
Repeat with four, three, two, one and finally NONE!
Watch the YouTube video below to practice at home!
Action Songs, Rhymes & Bounces We Shared
Music from CDs We Shared
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