March 11, 2010

Mother Goose on the Loose

Mother Goose on the Loose helps very young children develop the essential early literacy skills described in Every Child Ready to Read. Through music, rhyme, books, and interactive activities, children begin to learn the six skills research has identified that children must have in order to learn to read successfully.
Last week we read the book, Mouse Shapes by Ellen Walsh. Becoming familiar with shapes helps children recognize and learn letters when they are older.
At home you can:
*Identify the shapes you see and talk about them with your child. Circles and triangles, especially, are often parts of letters. Help your child see these shapes by pointing them out. When he is older, ask him to find the shapes and name them.

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