Writing helps children develop motor skills and understand that written words represent ideas. It allows children to express themselves through language. Through writing, they also learn the conventions of written language and how to read. At the pre-writing stage, they do not need to write legibly – being able to scribble and or trace is a good start.
Draw Your Own Wordless Story
Pick up any wordless book and share it with your child. Encourage your child to share their thoughts about the story by asking them questions. After completing the story, get your child to recreate the story by drawing what they can recall from the story. This activity is suitable for children aged 4-6 years old.
Kids love actions and movements. Play a fun game with your child by “drawing” the alphabet with your body. You can take turns with your child to guess which letter is being drawn! Have a good laugh seeing each other dance! This activity is suitable for children aged 4-6 years old.
Prepare printouts of numbers one to ten using road markings.. You may use black and white construction paper or use shapes in power point to create these different roads. . Using your child’s toy car, trace the numbers by moving the car on the “road”. You can also create various road patterns like straight road or zig-zag road. This activity is suitable for children aged 0-3 years old.
Adapted from https://www.nurturedneurons.com/free-road-letters-for-developing-pre-writing-skills/
Title: Bears Make the Best Writing Buddies
Author: Carmen Oliver
Publisher: North Mankato: Capstone Editions, 2020.
OverDrive Link: https://nlb.overdrive.com/media/4871029
Adelaide loves writing. Bear loves writing. But Theo does NOT love writing. Thankfully, Adelaide and Bear are ready to team up and persuade the entire class, including Mrs. Fitz-Pea, that Bears make the best writing buddies. After all, who better to teach you how to fish and forage for new ideas than a bear? This third picture book in Carmen Oliver’s Bears Make the Best…series is sure to encourage even the most reluctant writer to write a story.
Title: Did You Take the B From My _ook?
Author: Beck and Matt Stanton
Illustrator: Beck and Matt Stanton
Publisher: New York; Boston: Little, Brown and Company, 2017.
Location: Early Literacy Picture Books
Call Number: English STA
OverDrive Link: https://nlb.overdrive.com/media/2985846
The Books That Drive Kids CRAZY! series offers parents, teachers, and storytellers a hilarious script for fun reading time together. Book 1, Did You Take the B from My _ook? is missing one very important letter due to one very powerful sneeze! Now, the _eetle wearing _lue _oots is _ouncing on the bed instead of wearing blue boots and bouncing on the bed…and it just gets sillier from there! What is up with this nonsense? Kids will demand to know — and all readers will be howling with laughter all along the way. With strikingly simple text and art, Books That Drive Kids CRAZY! are ideal picks for emergent readers.
Title: Are You There Little Owl?
Illustrator: Essi Kimpimaki
Publisher: London: Usborne Publishing Ltd., 2019.
Location: Early Literacy Sense & Sensations
Call Number: English TAP
Little owl is hiding! Very young children will love peeping through the holes and touching the textured pages in this beautiful hide-and-seek board book, spotting squirrels, bats and kittens along the way. Part of a gorgeous series for babies and toddlers, perfect for fans of That’s not my…
Title: Jungle Lullabies
Publisher: Sywell [England]: Autumn Publishing, an imprint of Igloo Books Ltd., 2019.
Location: Early Literacy Poetry & Rhymes
Call Number: English 398.8 JUN
Join the animal friends for an exciting lullaby adventure. Little ones will love to follow the trail on each page and see what they can discover.
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