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Bookworms Book Club: Where Early Literacy is Big Fun!

Monday, February 20th, 2012

Who says you have to be able to read to join a book club? Not us! Bookworms is a pre-reader club geared for 4-6 year-olds and their parents. In this program kids and adults read, craft, chant and sing while they learn essential early literacy skills, delve into a book and spend time having fun at the library. Here is what the Bookworms kids were doing this month:

This month’s book was The Cat in the Hat by Dr. Seuss

After reading the book at home, the kids came to the Bookworms meeting ready to discuss, craft and play! Now you can be a book worm too! Grab your copy of The Cat in the Hat and play along at home!

Discuss it! Talking about books helps your child develop narrative skills and introduces her to important vocabulary–both of which are crucial for reading!

  • Thing 1 and Thing 2 do not play in a “nice” way.  What do they do that isn’t nice?  Can you think of any other examples of naughty ways to play?  What is a nice way to play?
  • The books ends, and we never find out if the kids told their mother about the Cat in the Hat’s visit.  Would you tell your mother?  Why or why not?
  • What are some things you like to do on a rainy day?

Extend it! Extend the discussion about what to do on a rainy day by writing your child’s responses on rain-drop shaped pieces of paper. This is good practice understanding that spoken language can be written. Say each word as you write and name the letters. This helps your child with letter knowledge.  Can you cover the fridge with raindrops? What about the window?

Get Moving! In the book, the Cat teaches some pretty cool tricks! Here is a page of “cat tricks” How many can you do? Another fun game that helps kids listen to language and have fun with sounds is the game Seuss-aphone. It is like telephone but with more Cat(in the hat)ittude! Your child is having fun, but you know you are working on phonological awareness–and on your way to helping him learn to read.

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Can’t get enough of the good doctor? Find him in our catalog or visit the official site of all things Seuss here and help celebrate Dr. Seuss’ birthday on March 2!