Family Literacy Adventures

For many families, reading books is something new. To support families who ask our advice, to extend literacy adventures into the home, and to strengthen young children's learning opportunities, these are  game-like activity for some of the books listed.

The activity cards provide something for families and children to do together after they have finished reading a book. Clicking on the title will link you to the downloadable activity card. Clicking on the nursery rhyme will link you to the downloadable nursery rhyme that we think should go home with this book.

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Books and Activities for Reading Levels PreK to 2.5

Suggested Books and Activities for October

Suggested Books and Activities for November

Suggested Books and Activities for December & January

Suggested Books and Activities for February

 

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October Books:

Activity Card Link

Suggested Rhyme

Apples and Pumpkins "Peter, Peter, pumpkin eater"
Brown Bear, Brown Bear "Green cheese, yellow laces"
Can't You Sleep Little Bear? "Wee Willie Winkie"
Clap Your Hands "This is the way the ladies ride"
Don't Forget The Bacon  "To market, to market"
Dr. Seuss ABC "Great A, Little A"
Froggy Goes To School "Mary had a little lamb"
Harold and the Purple Crayon "I asked my mother for 15 cents"
I Know an Old Lady "Molly, my sister, and I fell out"
I Like Books "Humpty Dumpty sat on a wall"
Leo the Late Bloomer  "Elsie Marley is grown so fine"
Noisy Nora "Crosspatch, draw the latch"
On The Go "Ride a horse to Banbury Cross"
One Monday Morning  "The Queen of Hearts"
Pancakes for Breakfast "Pease porridge hot"
Pancakes, Pancakes  "Polly put the kettle on"
Read To Your Bunny  "Tickly, tickly, on your knee"
Rosie's Walk "Chuck, chuck, chuck, chuck"
Ten Black Dots "One, two, buckle my shoe"
Today is Monday  "Wash the dishes, wipe the dishes"
Where the Wild Things Are "Little Tommy Tucker"

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November Books:

Activity Card Link

Suggested Rhyme

Animal Parade "Dickery, Dickery Dare"
Bread, Bread, Bread "Pat-a-cake, Pat-a-cake"
Caps for Sale "Bat, Bat"
Charlie Needs a Cloak "The North Wind Doth Blow"
Corn On and Off the Cob "Little Boy Blue"
Dinner at the Panda Palace "Betty Botter"
Eating Fractions "An Apple Pie When It Looks Nice"
Feast for Ten "Jack Sprat"
Fiddle I Fee "There Once Were 2 Cats of Kilkenny"
Fish Eyes "One, two, three, four"
Freight Train "Here We Go Round"
Goldilocks and the Three Bears "There Was an Owl"
It's Thanksgiving "Flour of England"
My Crayons Talk "Mary, Mary Quite Contrary"
Pumpkin, Pumpkin "Purple, Yellow, Red, and Green"
Silly Sally "Simple Simon Went A-Fishing"
The Cow That Went Oink "Hey, Diddle Diddle"
The Little Red Hen "Hickety Pickety My Black Hen"
The Relatives Came "Diddle, Diddle, Dumpling"
When This Box is Full "Old Mother Hubbard"

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 December/January Books:
 

Activity Card Link

Suggested Rhyme

Animals in Winter "A-Hunting We Will Go"
Changes, Changes "Ring Around a Rosey"
Cookie's Week "They That Wash"
Froggy Gets Dressed "Cobbler, Cobbler, Mend My Shoe"
Good Night Gorilla "Star Light, Star Bright"
Happy Birthday,Martin Luther King "If Wishes Were Horses"
Houses and Homes "Ladybug, Ladybug"
I Can't Said the Ant "Higglety Pigglety Pop"
It Begins with an A "Hick-A-More, Hack-A-More"
Jake Baked the Cake "Baby and I Were Baked in a Pie"
My First Kwanzaa Book "Little Nancy Etticoat"
Ten Nine Eight "Rock-a-bye Baby"
The Doorbell Rang "Alas! Alas! For Miss McKay"
The Gingerbread Man "Tom, Tom, the Piper's Son"
The Jacket I Wear in the Snow "Bobby Shaftoe's Gone to Sea"
The Little Mouse ... and the Big Hungry Bear "Hickory Dickory Dock"
The Mitten "Lucky Locket"
The Night Before Christmas "Christmas is Coming"
The Three Little Pigs "Barber, Barber, Shave a Pig"

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February Books:
 

Activity Card Link

Suggested Rhyme

Across the Stream "I Saw a Ship A-Sailing"
Animals A to Z "The Lion and the Unicorn"
Bear Shadow "Simple Simon Met a Pieman"
Bread and Jam for Frances "Handy Spandy"
Chicken Soup With Rice "Rub-a-dub-dub"
Eating the Alphabet "Up in the Green Orchard"
Happy Birthday, Moon "The Man in the Moon"
Have You Seen My Duckling? "Little Bo-Peep"
How Kittens Grow "Diddlety Diddlety Dumpty"
Jamberry "Little Jack Horner"
Lion Dancer "Old King Cole"
Miss Nelson is Missing "A Diller, A Dollar"
The ABC Bunny "Hippity Hop to the Barber Shop"
The Day the Goose Got Loose "Cackle Cackle Mother Goose"
The Legend of the Indian Paintbrush "If All the World Were Paper"
The Snowy Day "Dr. Foster Went to Gloucester"
The Three Billy Goats Gruff "Donkey, Donkey, Old and Gray"
The Three Little Javelinas "This Little Piggie Went to Market"
Tikki Tikki Tembo "Hiccup, Hiccup, Go Away"
What Will the Weather Be Like Today? One Misty, Moisty Morning"

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