Early Literacy at Home: March 2018 Calendar

These fun & 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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March Early Literacy Calendar


  • March 1: Talk about your upcoming plans for the weekend
  • March 2: Play a game of Simon Says
  • March 3: Make a list of things that start with the letter M
  • March 4: Go for a walk outside. How many different flowers do you see?
  • March 5: Visit the library
  • March 6: Practice tracing the letter "M" in the air with your finger
  • March 7: Have a dance party with your toys
  • March 8: Talk about letters you see when driving around in your car
  • March 9: Act out different animal movements
  • March 10: What is the weather like today?
  • March 11: Name body parts during bath time
  • March 12: Point to the words on the page as you read together
  • March 13: Draw pictures of things that begin with the letter "M"
  • March 14: Make up new lyrics to your favorite song
  • March 15: Describe what you see see and smell during mealtime
  • March 16: Find things in your home that begin with the letter "M"
  • March 17: Find a book about your favorite animals
  • March 18: Draw as many shapes as you can think of; circles, squares, etc.,
  • March 19: Change the ending to a story you just read
  • March 20: Trace hands and feet on paper
  • March 21: What rhymes with the word "fly"?
  • March 22: During bedtime, talk about your day backwards
  • March 23: Bang pots and pans
  • March 24: Play a game of tag outside
  • March 25: "Paint" outside with a bowl of water and a paintbrush
  • March 26: Look for a non-fiction book about a current interest
  • March 27: Make a letter "M" using Q-tips or toothpicks
  • March 28: Sing a favorite nursery rhyme during bath time
  • March 29: Talk about the days of the week
  • March 30: Pretend to bake a cake together (LIBRARY CLOSED - CAESAR CHAVEZ HOLIDAY)
  • March 31: What fruits grow on trees?

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