High Five keeps parents and children coming back to Chandler Public Libraries, in person or not! High Five is an early literacy promotion that introduces five key concepts: Talk, Sing, Read, Write and Play. But there's more to say about early literacy! Read on for Thanksgiving-themed tips to share with your 0-5-year-old.
November is often a time where people reflect on what they are thankful for. Are you looking for ways to share this idea with your child and building their early literacy skills at the same time? Check out our Bucket List of Thanks for a few ideas.
- Make a list of things you are thankful for. Younger children can draw pictures and you can add the words.
- Are you thankful for nature? String popcorn and cranberries and hang it on a tree or bush as a treat for the birds. The stringing of the food builds hand strength and fine motor skills that are needed to learn to write.
- Write thank you cards to the special and everyday people in your life. Again your child can draw pictures and even sign their name. You can write their thoughts. Make sure you read back what they had to say.
- Make a grocery list together for a special meal. Talk about what special ingredients are needed and share stories about special family dishes.
- Dig out your sidewalk chalk and write a thank you on the sidewalk to your neighbors. Draw pictures. Draw a hop scotch and other things that encourage play.
- Read stories that reflect kindness and thankfulness. Check out a few suggestions: