Early Literacy Challenge: Get Moving
Challenge yourself to read, sing, talk, play and write with your child in new ways this week.
Read: Use action stories like We're Going on a Bear Hunt, From Head to Toe, and Dancing Feet to get your child moving.
Sing: March to London Bridge. "London Bridge is falling down, falling down, falling down. London Bridge is falling down, my fair lady."
Talk: Ask questions about things that go. "What are some things that are fast? What are some things that are slow?" Have your child act out her answers.
Play: Use the words "stop" and "go" to create movement and fun. Pretend to be animals, leaves, airplanes or anything that moves.
Write: Stand up and use your finger to write letters in the sky.
Twenty percent of children are overweight. Using stories, songs and action rhymes to get your child moving will help him grow and stay healthy.