Talking is Teaching Storybook
Use this storybook to connect with your youngest children.
Settling into a book—any book—together can be one of the coziest, most comforting experiences grown-ups can share with a child. Books give you the opportunity to talk, read, and sing together! As you read the book aloud, help children get excited about the book by talking about the cover together. (“Who’s that? It’s Elmo!”) Talk about the pictures and enjoy reading the words together. This kind of interactive reading helps build a love of books.
Terry Crews Is an Artist
Terry Crews, Count, and Abby talk about the word “artist.”
Abby’s Letter Garden
Prepare children for school success by exposing them to uppercase letters, helping them recognize them, and write them themselves.
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.