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The Library's Early Literacy Program

The Library's Early Literacy Program

For Preschoolers

A Talk & Read Activity for Preschoolers

Simon Says Get Dressed!

Talk & Read Explore lots of words with your child.


Simon Says Get Dressed!

Brrr! It’s getting chilly, time to bring out all of our warm clothes. Did you ever think about all of the different words that are involved with getting dressed? Play this version of Simon Says to introduce your child to new and different words. Collect a variety of winter apparel that is large enough for your child to put on over their clothes. Use familiar clothing and new things too. Play Simon Says using the clothing: “Simon says, put on your parka. Simon says, put on your galoshes.” Talk about the interesting words you use and encourage your kids to use them too!


Mary Wore Her Red Dress

Mary wore her red dress,
Red dress, red dress.
Mary wore her red dress,
All day long.

(Repeat using your child’s name and the clothing they are wearing.)


Click the book jackets to find these books and more at the Library.

Find these books at

  • Hurry Up, Alfie!
  • Hurry Up, Alfie! by Anna Walker
  • Where Do Pants Go?
  • Where Do Pants Go? by Rebecca Van Slyke
  • Little Penguins
  • Little Penguins by Cynthia Rylant


Tuesday, December 13

  • 11 a.m., Storytime, Strafford Branch
  • 11:15 a.m., Storytime, Library Station
  • 7 p.m., Storytime, Library Station

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