Here's a calendar of activities that can help encourage early literacy skills in the young children in your life. Thanks so much to the West Chicago Public Library for sharing this monthly calendar full of creative ideas with us!
July 1: Ask your child to help you make a list of what you would bring on a picnic.
July 2: Look at a flag (or a picture of one) with your child pointing out the stars and stripes.
July 3: Get out the red, white and blue crayons or markers and let your child draw.
July 4: Happy Fourth of July!
July 5: Go on a bug hunt, or catch some lightening bugs together.
July 6: See how many circles you can find today.
July 7: Look at a wordless book together and talk about what's happening.
July 8: Read an alphabet book together.
July 9: Let your child color a summer picture together; talk about the colors.