Vocabulary Adventure Cards
Make learning new words an adventure with these digital flashcards.
Everyday moments can become learning moments. On the bus, at the store, or in a waiting room, kids can build vocabulary, exercise their imagination, and enjoy stories.
Using the cards:
- Connect the words to children’s lives. (“Who do you know who wears a uniform?” “Where have you seen soil?”)
- Invite children to think of words to fill in the blanks to create their very own story. Use the cards over and over, making up new stories each time. Or, read the definitions out loud and challenge kids to name the word you’re defining.
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.”
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.
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.
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.