5-4-3-2-1 Early Childhood Tips for Today: Literacy

By Office of Early Childhood
October 02, 2019

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Things to Know or Do

  • Read with your child, tell stories, recite nursery rhymes and sing fingerplays.
  • Ask your child simple questions about the book.
  • Attend a storytime at the public library.
  • Expose children to environmental print.
  • Act out stories through dramatic play, draw simple pictures, or sequence pictures to retell a story.
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Children Read Alouds

Rosie’s Walk—Pat Hutchins

Rosie the hen leaves the chicken coop and sets out for a little walk. Right behind her is the fox, slyly trying to catch up with her. Rosie's … blissfully unaware of the fox's travails as he tries -- unsuccessfully -- to navigate the obstacle course that Rosie has led him through.

Jump, Frog, Jump—Robert Kalan

A rollicking cumulative tale of a frog who tries to catch a fly without getting caught itself.

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Video to View

  1. Interactive Read Aloud


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