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Reading Activities for Home and School

With the help of Georgia Southern University Early Childhood Education students, Ferst Foundation for Childhood Literacy has produced extension activities for selected 2015/16 Read to Me Library titles. These resources are for parents and early childhood teachers seeking to enrich the reading experience at home and in the classroom. The activities are aligned with the Georgia Early Learning Development Standards (GELDS) to help support curriculum development.

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A Beach Tail by Karen Williams & Floyd Cooper
Activities (36-48 months)

A Busy Week for Salvador by Margie Carol
Activities (24-36 months)

Breakfast for Jack by Pat Schories
Activities (36-48 months)

Carrot Seed by Ruth Krauss
Activities (36-48 months)

Chrysanthemum by Kevin Henkes
Activities (60 months)

Good Night Moon by Margaret W. Brown
Activities (1-12 months)

Harry the Dirty Dog by Margaret Graham & Gene Zion
Activities (48-60 months)

Kangaroo and Cricket by Lorianne Siomades
Activities (24-36 months)

Lion vs. Rabbit by Alex Latimer
Activities (36-46 months)

My Monster Mama Loves Me So
by Lara Leuck & Mark Beuhner
Activities (48-60 months)   Activities (60 months)

Paddington Bear Goes to the Market by Michael Bond & R.W. Alley
Activities (0-12 months)   Activities (0-12 months)

Pippa at the Parade by Kevin Roosa & Julie Fortenberry
Activities (24-36 months)

Planes by Bryon Barton
Activities (0-12 months)

Tumble Bumble by Felicia Bond
Activities (24-36 months)

When I Am by Gladys Rosa-Mendoza & Dana Regan
Activities (36-48 months)

Early Reading Benefits

The key is to start at birth. Immersing a child in a rich literacy environment can be a stronger predictor of literacy and academic achievement than family income. The more words a child hears, the larger the child’s vocabulary, and the larger the child’s vocabulary, the more likely the child will be a proficient reader.

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