Early Literacy at Home: December 2018 Calendar
(Photo courtesy of the CA State Library and Terry Lorant Photography)
Whether you are on the go or spending time at home, these fun & simple activities are just one way to help develop your child’s pre-reading skills for December. Pick and choose or try them all!
December 1: Make a list of three new things to try next year.
December 2: Tell someone about three things you learned to do this year.
December 3: How many trees on your street still have their leaves?
December 4: What do you wear for rainy weather? What do you wear for sunny weather?
December 5: Count to ten on your fingers and toes.
December 6: Visit your local library.
December 7: Draw a picture for someone special.
December 8: Make up your own yoga moves before bedtime.
December 9: Sing "The Itsy Bitsy Spider"
December 10: During bedtime stories, talk only about the pictures in the book.
December 11: Jump in a puddle or dance in the rain.
December 12: Place a cup outside in the rain. How long does it take to fill up?
December 13: Practice pouring water from one cup to another.
December 14: Tell someone about your favorite animal.
December 15: Play with bubbles.
December 16: Trace letters or shapes in a tray filled with rice.
December 17: Look for triangle shaped objects in your home.
December 18: Clap to the beat of a favorite song.
December 19: Find out which creatures hibernate during the winter.
December 20: Talk about the taste, texture and smell of food during mealtimes.
December 21: What color are your shoes?
December 22: What is your most favorite memory of this past year?
December 23: Dance to a favorite song.
December 24: Look for the number 6 everywhere you go.
December 25: Trace the letter "D" in the air with your finger.
December 26: Play with blocks.
December 27: Use a favorite picture book to play a game of "I Spy"
December 28: Have an indoor picnic with your favorite things.
December 29: Make up silly rhymes with nonsense words.
December 30: Try a new food today.
December 31: Point to the words on a page when sharing a book.