Early Literacy at Home: October 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 October. Pick and choose or try them all!
October 1: Play a game of "Peek - A - Boo"
October 2: Spell your name, clap for each letter
October 3: Practice making circles: on paper, in the air, on the ground...
October 4: Visit the library
October 5: Make the sounds of different animals you see throughout the day
October 6: Try a new food that starts with the letter "O"
October 7: Try to put together a puzzle
October 8: Count only the shirts when sorting laundry
October 9: Talk about sizes "Big & Small" at the grocery store
October 10: Practice walking forwards and backwards
October 11: Talk about the pictures in a favorite book
October 12: Sing to your favorite song on the radio
October 13: Look for objects that start with the letter "O" around home
October 14: Practice counting with a deck of cards
October 15: Sing "The Alphabet Song" when washing hands
October 16: Reread a favorite book for bedtime stories
October 17: What is the weather like today?
October 18: Visit the library
October 19: Practice drawing shapes: on paper, in the air, on sand
October 20: Act out different emotions in front of a mirror
October 21: Point out different street signs and what they mean
October 22: Play outside
October 23: Tell someone about your favorite food to eat
October 24: Hide a small object, then give your child clues on how to find it
October 25: Look for different shapes around the home
October 26: Talk about the highlights of the day during dinner
October 27: Read a book, then act out some of the scenes
October 28: Play with bubbles
October 29: Sing a favorite nursery rhyme
October 30: Visit the library
October 31: Name the days of the week