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. Read on to learn a fun new way to work on these concepts - blowing bubbles!
Helping your child get ready to read doesn’t need to be scary or daunting. It should be fun and relaxing. Kinda like blowing bubbles. In fact, blowing bubbles with your little ones will allow you to work on all 5 of the early literacy practices; talk, write, sing, read, play. Well, the Play part is obvious, so let’s explore how bubble-blowing helps your child to talk, write, sing and read.
Talk: Puckering up and blowing the bubbles prepares little lips and mouths to form and pronounce letter sounds.
Write: Maneuvering the wand helps build the hand strength needed to hold a pencil and develops fine motor skills. For example, picking up the wand, dipping it into the bubble solution, dragging it through the air to release the bubbles, or holding the wand up to their mouth to blow the bubbles.
Sing: Challenge your child to catch bubbles while singing fun songs together or while listening to soothing music.
Read: Watching the bubbles float around and land and pop will strengthen your child’s visual tracking skills, which are crucial for reading and writing.
Here are a couple of fun books to complement your bubble-blowing sessions and to continue your child’s journey to becoming a reader!