May 2016
Welcome to KDL's early literacy newsletter!

Click on the links below for fun early literacy activities 
that help kids get ready to read.

View and print our Early Literacy Calendar.
See the schedule of programs for families and young children and storytimes.
Find the KDL branch nearest you.
Discover the Outdoors   
May is a great month to say hello to the world outside. During outside time, try some of these activities with your babytoddler, or preschooler. Read on for more ways to explore the natural world that support children's learning and growth.


Plant a Seed

Check out the free Seed Library at your local KDL branch on your next visit. Planting seeds and growing a garden with your child is a great way to talk about where food comes from and name different colors and shapes as plants grow. Potting soil and dirt are also natural sensory activities!
Take Music Outside

 Celebrate spring storms with a thunder drum! Use pots and pans or even an old trash can to create outdoor music that will rival any storm. Check out these fun instrument ideas and bring music fun outdoors!


   Book Review: Underground   

 Continue exploring the natural world with your child by reading Underground by Denise Fleming together. Discover the secret world of underground animals in the book's pages, then go on a hunt in your neighborhood to find as many of the creatures as you can.


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