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Literacy Activities

Early Childhood Literacy Strategies
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Fun games to enhance reading skills...

Jump Rope Chants
i.e., Teddy Bear, Teddy Bear
enhances rhyming

Hand Games
i.e., Twe Lee Lee; Miss Mary Mack-enhances rhyming

using different letters helps to teach ABC's
Picture Sorts
teacher stores sell cards with bright colorful pictures on them such as balls, the sun, a tree, etc.  You can give your child a sound and they have to find all of the pictures that have that sound.  For instance, if you told them to find pictures with the "s" sound, they should pull out pictures of a sun, a see-saw and a swing.

Nursery Rhymes
enhance rhyming and morals
Echo Reading
have them repeat words, phrases or short sentences after you read them


Blevins, W. (1998). Phonics from A to Z: A Practical Guide (Grades K-3).  Scholastic Professional Books, New York: NY.  See also works by Hoover, M.R. Tompkins, G. (2006).  Literacy for the 21st Century: A Balanced Approach (4th ed.) Prentice Hall, Saddle River: NJ. Jordano, K., Callella, T. (1998).  Phonemic Awareness Songs & Rhymes (Winter, Spring and Fall CD's). Creative Teaching Press. Cypress: CA.  Fredericks, A. (2001). The Complete Phonemic Awareness Handbook (K-2). Rigby Press, Orlando: FL.