Naming the letters of the alphabet and knowing the sounds each letter makes is a critical pre-reading skill. Did you know that singing the alphabet song and books like “A is for Apple” are only the beginning? There are several online games, activities and Library books that make practicing the alphabet FUN, books like Z is for Moose. In this story Zebra thinks the alphabet should be simple and orderly. A is for Apple. B is for Ball. Easy! Zebra is impatient and can’t wait for his turn. He interrupts. He barges in. It is such a long time to M! But when M isn’t for Moose, it is for Mouse instead, Zebra is crushed! Can Zebra find a place for Moose that isn’t M? He can! Can you figure out where his place is before Moose does?
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- Video: Patti LaBelle Sings the Alphabet Song
- Video: Sesame Street – the Alphabet in Street Signs
- Online Game: Clifford’s Letter Match
- Printable: Jan Brett ABC Tracers
- Printable: Jan Brett’s ABC Coloring Pages
- Printable: Crayola Alphabet Coloring Pages A, B, C, D, E, F, G, H, I, J, K, L, M, N, O, P, Q, R, S, T, U, V, W, X, Y, Z
- IndyPL Pinterest Board: Alphabet Play
- IndyPL Pinterest Board: Writing Practice
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In Owl Babies, three baby owls panic when they awaken one night and find their mother gone. They worry about what has happened to her, feel scared about being in the dark and wonder if she is going to come back.
Like the baby owls, most kids get homesick at one time or another or suffer from separation anxiety. A child might be worried about going to bed alone, getting picked up from daycare, going to school, or sleeping over for the first time. The ability to act independently is an important skill for preschoolers to learn and some of their favorite book characters can show them how it’s done! Listen below as Martin Waddell reads aloud his story, Owl Babies.
Listed below or more reassuring books for kids suffering from separation anxiety. For children nervous about starting school for the first time, try Read Right Now! Starting School. On this page you can hear a story about a little llama who gets to school and REALLY misses his mama!
Owl Babies by Martin Waddell
from Candlewick Press
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