Summer 2021, Tails and Tales

Children 0-5 Summer Learning 2021

 

Early literacy, or early learning, refers to all the things that children know about reading and writing before they actually learn how to read or write.

Our Early Learner program fofox reading next to tentcuses on the 5 practices of Read, Write, Talk, Sing and Play and helps caregivers fold these concepts into their daily interactions with their child. You will find an introduction video explaining the importance of each of these practices with suggested activities under each. Doing these activities with your child will not only prepare them for future reading and writing, but will also create a stronger bond, and many happy memories during these early years.

These programs are intended for children 0-5, from newborns to preschoolers!

Reading Log / Diario de Lectura de Verano (PDF)

Coloring Sheets (PDF)

Activities

Play

Playing helps children build imagination, empathy, creativity, vocabulary, and works muscle groups to help prepare them for writing. Check out these videos on the importance of playing in early learning with examples you can use with the children in your life.

  • Early Learning: Play
  • Aprendizaje Temprano: Jugar
  • Waterpainting
  • Jack in the Box
  • Nature Bracelets
  • Play Read Grow: Play
  • Who’s in the Barnyard?
  • Drive the Firetruck

Read

Reading with children builds vocabulary, gives important background knowledge, helps them become storytellers, and builds reaching for books for pleasure into a habit. Check out these videos on the importance of reading in early learning with examples you can use with the children in your life.

  • Early Learning: Read
  • Aprendizaje Temprano: Leer
  • Three Little Kittens
  • The Little Red Hen
  • The Three Billy Goats Gruff
  • Seeds Move by Robin Page
  • Cyril and Pat by Emily Gravett
  • Duck! by Meg McKinlay

Sing

Singing slows down language, allowing children hear the different syllables that make up words, which helps them sound out words when learning to read. Check out these videos on the importance of singing in early learning with examples you can use with the children in your life.

  • Early Learning: Sing
  • Aprendizaje Temprano: Cantar
  • Wash Wash Wash Your Hands
  • Baby Put Your Pants On
  • Sleeping Bunnies
  • Bilingual Singalong: Twinkle Twinkle Little Star
  • Itsy Bitsy Spider
  • La Araña Pequeñita
  • Dos Manitas
  • 小老鼠上灯台 (Little Mouse)

Talk

Talking and pointing out things to your children helps them learn language, builds their vocabulary and increases their background knowledge, which will help them learn to read later in life. As you talk and point out Check out these videos on the importance of talking in early learning with examples you can use with the children in your life.

  • Early Learning: Talk
  • Aprendizaje Temprano: Hablar
  • Can You See What I See?
  • I’m Getting Myself Dressed
  • Lapsit Songs and Fingerplays
  • I Went to Visit the Farm One Day
  • Five Little Apples

Write

Songs with actions, playing with dough, scribbling with crayons, crawling, and practicing with scissors helps build hand muscles to help children prepare to write. Check out these videos on the importance of writing in early learning with examples you can use with the children in your life.

  • Early Learning: Write
  • Aprendizaje Temprano: Escribir
  • Play Read Grow: Writing
  • Where is Thumbkin?
  • Bingo
  • Scarf Songs