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Use IndyPL’s Read Right Now! pages to have fun at home doing the five things that build early reading skills: Reading, Playing, Writing, Singing & Talking. Find books to read, songs to listen to, games to play, crafts to make and more! Things you can do RIGHT NOW, at home – no waiting!
It’s cold! I know, stating the obvious! A good day to remember this famous storybook quote:
“The sun did not shine. It was too wet to play. So we sat in the house all that cold, cold, wet day.” ~The Cat in the Hat
It would be a good time for a visit from The Cat in the Hat to change things up and make a big fun mess! Since The Cat in the Hat won’t really stop by, here are some websites and books that might help you figure out how to have some fun together on a cold, snowy day!
|Read Friendly Frosty Monsters Elmo wakes up on a snowy morning, and runs outside to play with his Sesame Street friends.|
||Listen to The Mitten – Several animals sleep snugly in Nicki’s lost mitten until the bear sneezes. More Read Right Now! Books for Christmas|
|Read Is It Cold Outside? Read and hear the story in English. Hear the story in Spanish or one of 13 other languages!|
|Read A Blanket of Snow|
|Read It’s Winter – Choose to read the story in one of 13 languages!|
|Listen to Al Gore read Brave Irene Brave Irene is Irene Bobbin, the dressmaker’s daughter. Her mother, Mrs. Bobbin, isn’t feeling so well and can’t possibly deliver the beautiful ball gown she’s made for the duchess to wear that very evening. So plucky Irene volunteers to get the gown to the palace on time, in spite of the fierce snowstorm that’s brewing– quite an errand for a little girl.|
More FREE Online Reading:
- Ready to Read: Free Online Stories Read Aloud
- Ready to Read: Story Apps for Kids
- Read Right Now! eReading Room for Kids
IndyPL Ready to Read Pinterest Board: Winter – activities, online games, printables, crafts & more!
The more words children hear, the more words they learn, the better prepared they are to read! Here are some tips for talking about letters:
More Ways to Practice Talking:
Zero to Three: Tips on Learning to Talk
Favorite Winter & Snow Stories:
New Winter & Snow Stories:
Winter & Snow Non-Fiction:
Books Recommended by: Janet Spaulding, Selection Services