A literacy kit is designed to enhance children’s literacy skills and appreciation for literature, and to encourage parent involvement in this effort. The kits are checked out by schools or organizations to students, much like a library book. The student takes the kit home to read the book and do the activities with his or her parents. The books selected as the basis for the Learning Connections literacy kits are all great, award-winning children’s literature.
Eighteen of the 23 literacy kits contain both an English and a Spanish copy of the book, a literacy guide written in both English and Spanish, an educational activity, and a Response Journal for parents to communicate with the teacher. (Five of the literacy kits are available only in English because the books are not published in Spanish.) The first page of the guide suggests questions for parents to ask their child as they are reading the book together, as well as discussion questions after they have finished. The second page describes in detail how to do the activity that is included in the kit; the third page offers an additional activity for parents to do at home with their child; and the last page is a bibliography of related books to look for on their next visit to the library. The hands-on activity is always educational and can be used at the level of the child. All of these items are housed in a colorful, durable children’s backpack.
Learning Connections literacy kits provide unique, motivating, hands-on learning opportunities for children pre-school through third grade.
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- The Vegetable Group Literacy Kit (Bilingual)
The Vegetable Group provides important information about this essential food group and gives examples of healthy eating choices. It will help children and parents alike learn of the value of eating vegetables as part of a healthy life style and will encourage kids of all ages to eat more vegetables. The guide gives you tips [...]
- Up, Down and Around Literacy Kit
This is a story of two children who help plant a garden and learn about how some plants grow up into the air, some grow down into the ground, and some grow around vines. It is a cheerful story that is a pleasant introduction to planting and prepositions. In 2008, up, Down, and Around ws [...]
- Where the Wild Things Are Literacy Kit
This is one of those truly rare books that can be enjoyed equally by children and grown-ups. Max dons his wolf suit in pursuit of some mischief and gets sent to bed without supper. Amazingly, a forest grows in his room, allowing his wild rampage to take place. Sendak’s colorful illustrations (perhaps his finest) are [...]
- Wiggle Literacy Kit
Do you wake up with a wiggle? Do you wiggle out of bed? For energetic toddlers (are there any who aren’t?), here is a book that invites them to wiggle along with the story. Told in rollicky, wiggly rhyme that begs to be read again and again, Doreen Cronin’s latest romp will have toddlers wiggling, [...]
- Wilfrid Gordon McDonald Partridge Literacy Kit
A small boy, Wilfrid Gordon McDonald Partridge, knows and likes all of the folks in the retirement home next door, but his favorite is 96-year-old Miss Nancy Alison Delacourt Cooper because she has four names, just like him. Everyone says Miss Nancy has lost her memory, and despite the fact that Wilfrid doesn’t even know [...]