Free and Reproducible Parent-Child Early Literacy Activities Now Available

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Washington Learning Systems has made available—for free—parent-child early literacy activities in English, Spanish, Vietnamese, Mandarin, Somali, Burmese, and Russian. These materails include home and community activities for adults and young children age birth to five that encourage early language and literacy development.

Each activity includes hints for making the activity fun and developmentally appropriate. There’s also an activity checklist to help parents and caregivers monitor their children’s skills, and to cue adults to examine and increase their own interactions with children.

Developed by Angela Notari-Syverson, Ph.D and Judy Challoner, M.S., with Illustrations by Don Syverson, the materials may be copied and distributed as long as they are not sold. The development of these materials was supported in part by a grant from the U.S. Department  of Education, Office of Special Education Programs, and by funding from Washington Learning Systems.

Washington Learning Systems’ programs show educators and parents ways to power-up everyday interactions with young children to promote language development, literacy, and learning. Early childhood educators, speech/language pathologists, special educators, libraries, parent-educators, nurses, home-visitors, universities, colleges, and parents use the programs.

To download materials go to You will need to create a logon account.

For questions contact Mary Maddox.