Early Literacy Activities to do at Home: November 2017 Calendar

These fun and simple activities are just one way to help develop your child's pre-reading skills. Pick and choose or try them all!

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November 2017 Early Literacy Calendar

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November 2017 Calendar of Activities

  • November 1: Sing "Happy Birthday" to one of your toys.
  • November 2: Look for 10 things that are round throughout the day.
  • November 3: Draw a picture in the air using your fingers.
  • November 4: Talk about today's weather.
  • November 5: How many days of the week begin with the letter "S"?
  • November 6: Visit the library. Look for a book about airplanes.
  • November 7: Play with bubbles. How many can you pop?
  • November 8: What words rhyme with "new"?
  • November 9: Draw a pirate ship. Make and X for the buried treasure.
  • November 10: LIBRARY CLOSED - VETERAN'S DAY HOLIDAY
  • November 11: Take a walk outside.
  • November 12: Practice cutting with scissors.
  • November 13: Make up silly rhymes with nonsense words.
  • November 14: Explore the music section at the library.
  • November 15: Practice tracing letters in a tray of rice.
  • November 16: Have a shape hunt in your living room.
  • November 17: Play a game of Tick-Tack-Toe.
  • November 18: Drop items into a container of water. Do they float or sink?
  • November 19: Draw as many shapes as you can think of (circle, triangle, etc.)
  • November 20: Tear up pieces of paper using your fingers.
  • November 21: Tell a story to a toy or pet today.
  • November 22: Draw a picture of something you are thankful for.
  • November 23: LIBRARY CLOSED - THANKSGIVING HOLIDAY
  • November 24: LIBRARY CLOSED - THANKSGIVING HOLIDAY
  • November 25: Think about something that makes you happy.
  • November 26: Use tongs or tweezers to move cotton balls from one plate to another.
  • November 27: Sing "Row, Row, Row Your Boat" during bathtime.
  • November 28: Look through a cookbook, pick one new recipe to try this week.
  • November 29: Use paper rolls as binoculars. What can you see around your home?
  • November 30: Give your baby a tour of your home. Talk about each room you enter.

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