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1 [empty string] Jessica Spanyol 10739 Jessica Spanyol 2021-08-31 15:41:37.107 Rosa's group of friends want to learn all about growing their own sunflowers! The book covers each step, from planting the seed to examining the minibeasts the fully-grown flowers attract. It provides plenty of examples for ways children can practice purposeful writing, as well as inspiring a lifelong interest in STEM subjects. 22818 Rosa's Big Sunflower Experiment 9781786283641 https://catalog.coolcat.org/iii/encore/search/C__Srosas%20big%20sunflower%20experiment%20jessica%20spanyol?lang=eng 0 [empty string] 242
2 [empty string] Gabrielle Prendergast 15724 Gabrielle Prendergast 2023-09-27 09:35:25.873 The penguins of Antarctica are writing to invite the polar bears of the Arctic to a party at the South Pole in this humorous picture book 27157 Dear Polar Bears 9781459833005 https://catalog.coolcat.org/iii/encore/search/C__Sdear%20polar%20bears%20gabrielle%20prendergast__Orightresult__U?lang=eng&suite=cobalt 0 [empty string] 242
3 Andrew Larsen, Andrew 8938 Larsen 2023-09-27 09:46:01.907 'You can write about anything, as long as you write about you.' A young boy listens as Mr. Lopez explains the class's assignment: write about yourself. Marcus is going to write about his hat collection. Alia is going to write about the vampires she talks about all the time. The boy, however, doesn't have any ideas beyond a title: 'The Story of Me by Me.' His sister suggests making lists as a way to start--Thinks I Like, Things I Know. But the things all seem disconnected. Is there a way to tie them all together? Finally, a kid's-eye guide to writing! Perfect inspiration for every child to start their very own 'Story of Me 27158 Another Squiggly Story 9781525304828 https://catalog.coolcat.org/iii/encore/search/C__Sanother%20squiggly%20story%20andrew%20larsen__Orightresult__U?lang=eng&suite=cobalt 0 [empty string] 242
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1 <p> By preschool age, many children have a desire to write, especially if they have been around a lot of words. Now is a great time to help your little one practice her emerging writing by giving her plenty of paper, pencils or crayons, and time to practice. What should she write? Anything she is interested in. Notes to family members, letters to friends, lists of favorite things and original stories are things kids are excited to write about. Her writing may still look like scribbles or simple shapes and that is ok. The more she learns about letters the more she will try to make her marks look like them. For now, treat her writings like the important documents they are. A special notebook or clipboard may be just the thing to encourage her to keep writing. You will have an author on your hands before you know it!</p> 136 Write it Down! Preschoolers 51 Ages 4-5 <p> Way up high in the apple tree, (raise arms overhead)<br /> Two little apples smiled at me. (make hands into fists and shake)<br /> I shook the tree as hard as I could. (mimic shaking tree)<br /> Down came the apples and mmmmm... (lower fists to the ground)<br /> They were good! (rub tummy)</p> 19 Apple Tree 2023-10-01 00:00:00.0 2017-04-28 14:54:47.43 2023-09-27 09:46:07.857 Stephanie Smallwood 105 242 1 Find print everywhere. Play with words and letters. 49 play-with-letters-sm.png Play with Letters
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The Library's Early Literacy Program

The Library's Early Literacy Program

For Preschoolers

A Play with Letters Activity for Preschoolers

Write it Down!

Play with Letters Find print everywhere. Play with words and letters.

PLAY

Write it Down!

By preschool age, many children have a desire to write, especially if they have been around a lot of words. Now is a great time to help your little one practice her emerging writing by giving her plenty of paper, pencils or crayons, and time to practice. What should she write? Anything she is interested in. Notes to family members, letters to friends, lists of favorite things and original stories are things kids are excited to write about. Her writing may still look like scribbles or simple shapes and that is ok. The more she learns about letters the more she will try to make her marks look like them. For now, treat her writings like the important documents they are. A special notebook or clipboard may be just the thing to encourage her to keep writing. You will have an author on your hands before you know it!


SING

Apple Tree

Way up high in the apple tree, (raise arms overhead)
Two little apples smiled at me. (make hands into fists and shake)
I shook the tree as hard as I could. (mimic shaking tree)
Down came the apples and mmmmm... (lower fists to the ground)
They were good! (rub tummy)


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  • Rosa's Big Sunflower Experiment
  • Rosa's Big Sunflower Experiment by Jessica Spanyol
  • Dear Polar Bears
  • Dear Polar Bears by Gabrielle Prendergast
  • Another Squiggly Story
  • Another Squiggly Story by Andrew Larsen

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