ActivityThe best way to fine tune your child’s reading skills is to find time to practice every day. And most kids learn better when they’re doing something they want to do, not because they have to. These kid-approved activities and games are fun and help build reading skills. They’re simple enough to make part of your routine: during playtime, at meals and snacks, or when you’re out and about.

These kid-approved activities and games are fun and help build reading skills. They’re simple enough to make part of your routine: during playtime, at meals and snacks, or when you’re out and about.

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Circle Around the Rhymes

Prep: 15 Minutes / Activity Time: 10-15 Minutes

Rhyming is a skill that takes a lot of practice. Your child can practice rhyming through this fun game that incorporates music, movement and rhyme.

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Laundry Time

Prep: 2-3 Minutes / Activity Time: 3-5 Minutes

Your baby’s grasping skills are developing at this age. Have her “help” with sorting the laundry to practice these emerging skills!

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Right Now, I Feel…

Prep: 5 Minutes / Activity Time: 15-20 Minutes

There are so many feelings that can happen in a day. In this activity, your child will explore different emotions while also practicing beginning writing skills.

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Photograph Fun

Prep: 20 Minutes / Activity Time: 15 Minutes

This activity will not only offer many opportunities for conversations with your baby, but it also will show him at the earliest age that pictures and printed words convey messages that are personal and meaningful.

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Animal Sing Along

Prep: 2 Minutes / Activity Time: 4-5 Minutes

This fun activity will combine singing and pretend play as you bring one of her toy animals to life as it performs a favorite tune.

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Swimming Letters

Prep: 10 Minutes / Activity Time: 5-10 Minutes

Help promote your toddler’s interest and future understanding of letter names and letter sounds by making them a part of her everyday experiences. This fun activity takes letter discovery into the water.

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My Little Helper

Prep: 3 Minutes / Activity Time: 3-5 Minutes

Encourage your toddler’s growing independence by giving him a simple task to do. Helping out will give him a feeling of pleasure and power and is a great opportunity for him to describe what he is doing.

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Growing in the Garden

Prep: 5 Minutes / Activity Time: 5 Minutes

The next time you are working in the yard or planting a plant, give your child a chance to help out while asking questions, introducing new words and inviting him to solve problems.

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Touch-And-Feel Book Fun

Prep: 20 Minutes / Activity Time: 2-3 Minutes

Experiences with multiple textures can stimulate your baby’s hand muscles. This activity provides baby with touch-and-feel exploration using a variety of textured fabrics.

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