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Babies & Toddlers Summer Reading ~ June 2 - August 16

Babies & Toddlers - Summer Reading Programspanish

Your baby or toddler can participate in Summer Reading too! Summer Reading begins June 2, 2014. Please visit your local library or this website after June 2nd.

starMusic & Movement

  • Say or sing the alphabet.
  • Share a nursery rhyme.
  • Sing a short song together and clap hands for each word of the song.
  • Listen to a children’s music CD with your child.
  • Share a fingerplay, like the Itsy Bitsy Spider with your child.
  • Make up a silly song & sing it to your child.
  • Name body parts with your child. Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes is a great song to start with.
  • Do a silly dance with your child.

starReading is Fun

  • Snuggle up in a cozy chair and read a book together.
  • Point out new words in books and name new things you see.
  • Let your child turn the pages of a book while you read together.
  • Read a new book or an old favorite to your child.
  • Act out a story or a favorite book together.

starPlaces to Go, Things to Do

  • Visit a library.
  • Attend a Summer Reading Program.
  • Walk around your neighborhood and talk about what you see (trees, trucks, signs, flowers, buildings, etc.)
  • Go to the grocery store and talk about colors, shapes, and textures of things.
  • Attend a library storytime program.
  • Point out different animals that you see and say the sounds they make.

starTime Together

  • Playball! Roll a ball between you and your baby or toddler. This helps with tracking.
  • Sit on the floor and play with your child. Talk about the toys and what you are doing with them as you enjoy your time together.
  • Talk to your child about the things you do together.
  • Ask your child questions, and listen closely as she/he answers (even if it’s just babbling!)

starBook Resources

starSix Early Literacy Skills - Activities to share

Children need a variety of skills in order to become successful readers. Parents who talk with their children, read books with them, and encourage play activities that involve language, prepare their children to learn to read when they start school. The National Research Council recommends that children enter school with six "early literacy skills" that serve as the foundation for learning to read and write. Children who enter school with these skills are better able to benefit from the reading instruction they receive when they arrive at school. Use the activity sheets below for a variety of ideas to help your child develop these skills.
  • Vocabulary: Knowing the names of things
  • Print Motivation: Being interested in, and enjoying books
  • Print Awareness: Noticing print, knowing how to handle a book, and knowing how to follow words on a page
  • Phonological Awareness: Being able to hear and play with smaller sounds in words
  • Narrative Skills: Being able to describe things and events and tell stories
  • Letter Knowledge: Knowing letters are different from each other; knowing their names and sounds; and recognizing letters everywhere

starLooking for more . . . try these! Word Builders (PDFs)

For quick and easy early literacy activities to share with your child, check out the Kid Builders series from the Children and Families Commission of Orange County.

Cómo unirse a la diversión de Lectura de Verano

Para inscribirse en el programa de Lectura de Verano, visite su biblioteca local del Condado, y recoja un folleto de actividades. También puede completar veinte de las actividades especificadas a continuación con su bebé o niño pequeño y luego entregar el tablero de juego en la biblioteca para obtener premios.

starMúsica y Movimientos

  • Di o canta el alfabeto.
  • Recita una Rima.
  • Canten una corta canción y aplaudan por cada palabra.
  • Escucha música para niños junto con el.
  • Junta los dedos de tus manos, con los de tu niño como la canción “LA ARAÑA OCUPADA”.
  • Inventa y canta con tu niño una sencilla canción.
  • Nombra y señala las partes del cuerpo con tu niño. Cabeza, hombros, rodillas y dedos es una gran canción para comenzar.
  • Baila con tu niño.

starDiversion al Leer

  • Abrázalo y lean un libro juntos.
  • Señala las nuevas palabras que encuentres.
  • Permite al niño que de vuelta a la página al terminar de leer.
  • Lee un nuevo libro o el libro favorito del niño.
  • Actua la historia junto con el niño.

starLugares a Donde ir, Cosas que Hacer

  • Visita la Biblioteca.
  • Asiste al programa de verano.
  • Camina alrededor de tu vecindario y comenten juntos lo que ven, árboles, casa, carros, etc
  • Ve al supermercado y comenta sobre los colores, formas y texturas de las cosas.
  • Asiste a la Biblioteca al programa de lectura.
  • Señala animales que ves e imita los sonidos que hacen.

starTiempo Compartido

  • Juega a la pelota con el niño.
  • Sientense en el piso ambros y habla sobre sus juguetes, platicale que estás tú haciendo. Disfruten del tiempo juntos.
  • Habla con el niño sobre tus actividades.
  • Pregunta al niño y escucha con atención, inclusive si solo balbucea.

starRecursos Literales

star¿Buscando más? Intente estos! Word Builders (PDFs)

Para actividades de alfabetización rápidas y fáciles para compartir con su hijo, visite la serie para niños, Kid Builders presentada por la Comisión de Niños y Familias del Condado de Orange.