Everyday Conversation Cards
Use these cards as conversation starters during your everyday routines.
Print these cards and use them to help you spark conversations during everyday routines. After kids answer the question on the card (their answer may be just one word—that’s okay!), keep going! (for instance, “Oh, you were a superhero named Bobo? What were your superpowers? How did you use them?” or “Right, you’re going to see your friend Frida in school today. What will you play with together?”)
You can keep these cards all in one place, or post in various places (for instance, the “bathtime” card can go near the bathtub).
Abby’s Letter Garden
Prepare children for school success by exposing them to uppercase letters, helping them recognize them, and write them themselves.
Terry Crews Is an Artist
Terry Crews, Count, and Abby talk about the word “artist.”
Alphabet art is a fun, hands-on way to help kids recognize the shapes of letters. It can also provide an opportunity to layer in learning across subjects. Watch this video and think of ways you might incorporate letter crafts into your work with kids and families.
Building and Rebuilding Language Skills—and Community!
An article about building children’s language skills by enriching your interactions.
I Know My Letters
A printable alphabet coloring page.
Creating Alphabet-Rich Environments
Alphabet recognition involves learning the names, shapes, and sounds of the letters in the alphabet, and it helps get kids ready for phonics learning. There are so many ways to introduce the alphabet to young children. Adding a little alphabet magic to your environment can be a great place to start.
Building a Reader
An interactive course that explores key literacy goals, strategies, and activities to support learning around language and literacy in children ages 2-5.