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Read Right Now! APPLES

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Read An Apple Grows - Follow an apple from a blossom to a juicy fruit.

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Read From Tree to You - Apples grow on trees, but what happens next? Follow a favorite fruit from the tree to the truck to your table in this tasty and informative read-aloud.

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Read Bad Apple - When Mac, an apple, meets Will, a worm, they become fast friends, teaching each other games and even finishing each other's sentences. But apples aren't supposed to like worms, and Mac gets called "rotten" and "bad apple." At first, Mac doesn't know what to do--it's never easy standing up to bullies--but after a lonely day without Will, Mac decides he'd rather be a bad apple with Will than a sad apple without.

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Apple Orchards in Central Indiana:


Apples Apples The Apple  Trees Discovery A Visit to the Apple Orchard
ApplesOut ApplesLife ApplesSeasons ApplesSeed
ApplesShoot ApplesFarmer ApplesCycle ApplesCrisp
Apple Cider Making Days

Apple Stories:

Apples and Butterflies ApplesRiddle The Apple The Apple Trees Discovery
Curious George: Apple Harvest ApplesBiggest ApplesApplesauce ApplesCider
ApplesPumpkins The Apple Apples Galore Tap the Magic Tree

Apple Non-Fiction:

ApplesArnold ApplesGibbons ApplesFruit ApplesSeasons
We Harvest Apples in the Fall ApplesCrisp Apples A to Z Eating Apples
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Read Right Now! COUNTING

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Read Skippyjon Jones 1-2-3 - Skippyjon Jones, the Siamese kitty boy who thinks he is a Chihuahua, can count! He is one naughty kitty, with two big ears, and three little sisters. Little ones will love to count along with him as he bounces his way from one to ten.

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Read Counting Peas - The popular bunny siblings are back! An ill-timed sneeze sends Max's peas in all directions. Max helps out by picking them up: five, two, seven.

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Read Beakley Counts 1 to 10 - Beakley learns to count to 10. Beakley wants you to learn your numbers and colors with him.

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GeorgeTen Thomas123 BearsBeach ElmersFirst
GeorgeLearns FirstCounting BuckleShoe MonkeysJump
DuckGoose OneCheck Candy20 HungryRabbits
Wumbers Nancy100th JellyBeans
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Clark the Shark Dares to Share

Clark the Shark Dares to Share


In Clark the Shark Dares to Share, Clark learns that sharing is caring--but sometimes the lesson is a little confusing. Clark shares his funky shark dance with the class, but Mrs. Inkydink tells him he has to wait his turn. Clark shares his reef-hockey skills, but his teammates would rather Clark share the puck. With help from his friends and with his trademark lively rhythms and rhymes, Clark learns how to share in this follow-up to Clark the Shark.

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Read Right Now! SHAPES

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Watch Skippyjon Jones Shape Up - Skippyjon has an overactive imagination. And he is pretty active himself. Here he shapes up with shapes: he runs in a circle, tap-dances on a square, orbits an oval. And then the great sword fighter shows his muscles.

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Read The Story of Shapes - Guess the shape and say its name.



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ShapesMonkey BabyShapes BugShapes

Favorite Shape Books:

Circle Dogs Color Farm Cones, Cubes, Cylinders & Squares If You Were a Triangle
Mouse Shapes Perfect Square Round Is a Tortilla Round Is a Mooncake
Shape By Shape The Shape of Me and Other Stuff Shape Song Shapes in Art
Shapes That Roll So Many Circles So Many Squares Which Is Round Which Is Bigger The Wing on a Flea
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Free App – Touch the Sound


App Features:

  • Free
  • Rated 4+
  • Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
  • Sounds are grouped into 5 categories: (animals, home, music instruments, nature, and transport) Add new concepts (emotions, actions, etc.) in one click
  • IndyPL Ready to Read: Free Skill Apps for Kids
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Milestones of Early Literacy

A great chart from Reach Out and Read:

en Español

Reading Milestones English

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Read Right Now! RHYMING

According to the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), rhyming and poetry are important ways parents can promote early brain development and boost vocabulary in their young children. Many books written for babies and toddlers use similar sounds and speech patterns that help them learn new words. But rhymes are also learned directly from parents and caregivers, and then passed down by word of mouth from generation to generation.

The AAP recommends that parents share rhymes with their children—either by reciting memorized nursery rhymes or reading books in rhyme—and work in some fun and snuggling, too. By playing simple games, like clapping to the rhythm in a poem or rhyming words to the names of everyday objects, parents can encourage creative thinking in their children and create wonderful memories that can be passed down to future generations.

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Red Truck WeGiveBooksSmall Read Red TruckCan Red Truck make it up the hill? Red Truck can! Red Truck will! ZOOOM!Truck fans of all ages, but especially the littlest ones, will love cheering on the hardworking red tow truck that stars in this high energy picture book. Mighty Red Truck splashes and zooms through mud and rain to rescue a stalled school bus on the side of the road, and becomes the hero of a rainy day. Eye-popping quirky illustrations and the fast-paced rhyming text will make this truck story a fast favorite.

LlamaRed WeGiveBooksSmall Read Llama Llama Red Pajama - In this rhyming read-aloud, Baby Llama starts worrying when Mama goes downstairs after tucking him into bed. But just in time, Mama returns to set things right.

RhymeTimeApp AppleLogoThumb Free App Rhyme Time -  In this application, children will be presented with a variety of different rhyming activities and games. The best way to play this game with a child is to sit down with them and have them explain to you the reason / thinking of why two items should go together. This way, the game can act as a wonderful interactive tool to develop both language and critical thinking skills.



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RhymeTime BeMine ItsyBitsy OtherGoose
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Read Right Now! OPPOSITES

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Watch Opposites Bunny -  Video segments from Between the Lions. An animated superhero bunny saves the day through the use of opposites.

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Read Skippyjon Jones Up and Down - Little ones will learn all the ins and outs with Skippyjon Jones. He goes up and down, back and forth, and over and under. At the end of the day, he's ready to begin again. Opposites have never been so loco!


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InsideOutside GeorgeOpposites ElmerOpposites OldHatNewHat


ExactlyOpposite IsItBig Contrarios UpDuck
MaisyBig MaisyGrande GoodNews HockeyOpposites
opuestos HeavyLight SmoothRough HighLow
BackFront OctopusOpposites BigDog RalphOpposites
BigLittle OpositesPark
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Read Right Now! COLORS

Read Right Now! books you can read online, right now, with no waiting!

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Watch Pinkalicious - A little girl who is obsessed with the color pink eats so many pink cupcakes that she herself turns pink. Try these activities at home:

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Watch Baby Colors - Perfect for reading aloud and encouraging early word recognition, Baby: Colors! contains a rainbow of objects, from green balloons to purple butterflies.Check out these activities to go along with the book:

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Watch Colors - In Colors, every bright, bold page introduces little ones to a different color of the rainbow, with rhyming text to read aloud. Red, blue, yellow, green, orange, purple, brown, pink, black, and white are featured separately throughout the book and then shown together in a group.

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Watch Skippyjon Jones Color Crazy - Everyone's favorite kitty boy is ready to color -- Skippy style! Skippy's sky will be pink. His sun will be blue. As Skippyjon learns his colors and plays with crayons, he invites the very youngest fans to join in the fun.

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Free App Lazoo Let's Color - Color a page, click the GO button, and watch your drawings start to move! Rain, snow, a car. Even scribbles dance and move.

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ColorOwn CapsSale RedEyes AnimalColors
RedFarm ColorsPonnay ColorsDucks ColorsRobertson
DearDragonColors HermieColors RedViolet

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BrownBear CapsSale PlantingRainbow

Favorite Color Books:

ColColor ColLosColores ColExploring Colors ColSmileyColors
ColWorldColors ColZoo ColSpicyHot ColCrayonsQuit
ColMonsters ColVida ColFarm ColBrownBear
ColIsItRed ColPlantingRainbow ColFreightTrain ColCityColors
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