Posts by Jessica Davis

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Collection and Numerous

Get Ready with Words
Take advantage of books with beautiful illustrations and ask questions that let your child reply with longer sentences.  Instead of asking “What’s this?” “What color is it?” “Is this a dog or a cat?”, ask things like: “Tell me what’s happening in this picture” or “What are some of the…
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Opaque and Transparent

Get Ready with Words
Remember, learning should be fun! Children learn best through play and luckily play always has an opportunity to teach your child something. Enrich this experience by participating in at least one activity with your child each day. Talk to your child about the game you are playing, ask questions, and…
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Liquid

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Nature is an important part of mental, emotional, and physical development. It promotes calmness, releases the imagination, and invites children to explore the world around them. Water is an important natural resource that we use everyday, but where does it come from? Introduce your child to The Water Cycle with this…
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Drum and Percussion

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Music helps develop language and promotes listening skills, coordination and fine and large motor skills. Children can learn and remember words easier through songs, and the rhymes help develop phonological awareness, a basic skill for reading success. For more ideas visit http://www.colorincolorado.org/article/81/ . EN ESPAÑOLDefinitionsLiteracyArtScienceDefinitionsDefinitions DRUM – A MUSICAL INSTRUMENT THAT…
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Fragile and Sturdy

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Did you know that the kind and number of words a child hears in the first 3 years of life will predict how well he or she will do in school? For that reason, talk in long sentences, ask questions and share words of encouragement.  For example, if your young…
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Animal and Habitat

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Did you know that children from low-income families enter kindergarten with 3,000 words while children from middle-income families know 20,000? This will determine how well they learn how to read, so look at books together and talk about the characters, colors, and places you both see. EN ESPAÑOLDefinitionsLiteracyArtScienceDefinitionsDefinitions Animal -Any living…
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Rhombus and Pattern

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Patterning is a foundational math skill for preschoolers. It’s done by arranging a series of elements or objects that repeat. Young children can be taught patterning with any materials found around the house, like toys, fruit, socks or anything else, and should be incorporated into daily activities. Use a variety…
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Reading Buddies

The Storytime Train

Learn what a Reading Buddy does and how to choose a book for a child to read. Understand how to make predictions using a book’s cover and about the “5 Second Rule”.

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