momstown loves to incorporate literacy into as many activities as we can – and holidays are no different! We’ve got 10 different ways to incorporate literacy this Christmas season.
1. Find a new favourite reading spot. Whether you’ve got holiday books to open each day, or just placing favourite reads by the tree, it’s a great way to encourage your children to pick up a book.
2. Make books part of gift-giving. Take your kids to chose a book for a cousin’s gift, buy a book for the class libary as a teacher present, or put a book on your own Christmas list.
3. Use the alphabet to inspire craft ideas – S is for Snowflake, R is for Rudolph, just some of the creative activities you can do with your kids this holiday.
4. Build an advent calendar using the ABC’s. Design activities over the holiday break with a letter of the day theme! T for tobogganing, M for movie day, S for snowball fight… get your kids to contribute the ideas and practice their letter sound association.
5. Make writing letters to Santa or writing thank you notes after Christmas a family affair! Get out the coloured paper, fun holiday pencils, and practice those writing skills! Even the littlest kids can help sign their name to a card or colour a picture as a thank-you.