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The Strafford Branch Library will be closed Saturday, August 15, due to building damage.

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.


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!


The Beehive

Here is the Beehive, where are the bees? [make a fist with one hand]

HIdden away where nobody sees. [cover fist with other hand]

Watch and you'll see them come out of the hive,

1 - 2 - 3 - 4 - 5, they're alive! [count out five fingers]

Bzzzzz!! [give a gentle tickle]


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

Find these books at

  • King Alice
  • King Alice by Matthew Cordell
  • Phoebe Sounds it Out
  • Phoebe Sounds it Out by Julie Zwillich
  • Perfect
  • Perfect by Max Amato


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