Emergent Box

Balloon Burst

Stage

Topic

Supplies

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Emergent

Letter identification

Ballons,

Markers

Directions

Letter identification is a component of reading literacy that children should be exposed to early on. Let your young reader burst balloons and make memorable, fun learning experiences with Balloon Burst! The point of this game is to roll the die and identify upper and lower case letters. After rolling the die, use a golf tee to find and pop a balloon with the same letter that was rolled.

Reading

Stage

Topic

Supplies

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Emergent

Book Reading

Book at child's reading level

Directions

20 minutes of reading every day.

10 Benefits of Reading

  • Children who read often and widely get better at it. 

  • Reading exercises our brain. 

  • Reading improves concentration. 

  • Reading teaches children about the world around them. 

  • Reading improves vocabulary and language skills. 

  • Reading develops a child's imagination. 

  • Reading helps children to develop empathy. 

  • Reading is a fun.

Singing

Stage

Topic

Supplies

Music Class

Emergent

vocabulary development, auditory memory

music subscription service, YouTube video

Directions

It's true that singing promotes language development in the budding brain. Singing with your children can help develop early language  and literacy skills, such as auditory discrimination, phonological awareness, vocabulary development, and auditory memory. Use songs you already know to teach these concepts or go a step further and make up your own.

Artful Storytelling

Stage

Topic

Supplies

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Emergent

vocabulary development, oral language 

Writing utensils of your choice, A4 paper, construction paper or a writing journal

Directions

Narrative art was often used to as the way to tell stories in times past. Bring this concept to your emergent reader/writer by asking them to draw a picture then tell you a story about it. Allow your reader to share his or her story at the dinner time or to friends and family over video calls. Have fun.

Number Hunt

Stage

Topic

Supplies

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Emergent

Phonics, Letter/Number identification

(Plastic or flashcard) letters, numbers

Directions

Phonics activities are designed to help the reader associate printed letters with the sounds they represent. Have your child search a safe environment for numbers 1-10 and the initial letters used to spell each of them. Once your reader has located all of the letters and numbers, help them match numbers with to respective letters.

Wordshopping

Stage

Topic

Supplies

Grocery Shopping

Emergent

Vocabulary development

grocery product labels

product signage

Directions

Well before readers ever read their first book, they should have been exposed to print. By the time they read, they need to know that print can be used to represent the language they speak. As a matter of fact, babies should see their parents pointing to the text in the material as it is read out loud. This will help the child make connections between words being read and the print they see. With your child's help, make a shopping list of common grocery items that she will easily recognize (oranges, bananas, bread). Go over the list with your child, reading the words on the list as you search for the items in the store. Make sure the words on the list can be found on their product signage or label.

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