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JANUARY 20, 2013
Free iPad apps for kids!

Your kids can learn reading, counting, and more-- and get ahead in digital literacy to boot!  Here are two suggestions for free iPad apps you might like to try. 

Miss Spider's Tea Party

From iTunes: "Watch, read, listen, and play as this beloved, classic picture book magically comes to life.  With multi-touch animation, painting, puzzles, and games, Miss Spider's Tea Party for iPad reinvents the reading experience for the whole family."  Free for a limited time. 

Vocabulicious Kinder Free

From iTunes: "Children will enjoy seeing fun, real-world pictures and feel the joy of getting the right answer.  Repetitive playing is key to improving your child's vocabulary, and it's all possible with Vocabulicious!"

 

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posted by Katie, Arvada Library

Categories: early learning conceptsLiteracy

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DECEMBER 20, 2012
There's a Bow on Me!

There are lots of everyday objects lying around the house that can easily be turned into early literacy props. You can use all sort of props to get children playing and talking which will improve their narrative skills and vocabulary. Or you can make up a song to use with the prop. Singing helps children hear the sounds of words and moving to the music helps children develop motor skills, so give it a try!

Here's an idea of one to get you started:

There's A Bow on My Knee (Sung to the tune "If You're Happy and You Know It")

There's a bow on my knee, on my knee.

There's a bow on my knee, on my knee.

There's a bow on my knee, Now I'll take it off of me.

There's a bow on my knee, on my knee.

 

There's a bow on my nose, on my nose.

There's a bow on my nose, on my nose.

There's a bow on my nose, Now off away it goes.

There's a bow on my nose, on my nose.

 

Continue with similar verses - whatever you can think of!

(From Gayle Bittinger, Totline Magazine Nov/Dec 1996)

Stop by the library for other early literacy ideas, and bring your child to one of our storytimes to see how we use songs and props along with great books to promote early literacy in a fun way. 

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posted by Rachel, Stanley Lake Library

Categories: LiteracyActivities

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