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How to Write a Scary Story

Want to build your child's literary repertoire with tools like foreshadowing and description? Try a spooky Halloween story!

Write a Cliffhanger

Even the most reluctant beginning writers love to experiment with the "cliffhanger."

Letter to Your Teacher

Start the school year off on the right foot by treating your child's new teacher to a special heart-felt surprise!

Practice Writing with The Very Hungry Caterpillar

Here's a fun activity that takes "The Very Hungry Caterpillar" to a new level--and builds strong kindergarten reading and writing skills

Create a Rebus Reading Puzzle

This reading activity combines some of the most common sight words with a pictograph puzzle that's sure to keep your kindergartener engaged.

Build Sentence Puzzles

Help you child learn the key pieces to a sentence, by creating sentence puzzles at home.

Sequence Those Sentences, A Story Game

Help your kindergartener develop his sequencing skills in this activity that teaches him about a story's beginning, middle, and end.

Fairy Tale Dice

Create Fairy Tale Dice and inspire your kindergartener to weave fantastic fairy tales and improve his reading and writing skills while he's at it.

Wham! Bam! Kapow!: Cartoon Storytelling

Challenge your kindergartener to a whole new method of storytelling, and improve his fine motor skills in the process.

Character Cubes

Get your kindergartener storytelling in this arts and crafts activity by making Character Cubes that'll help improve your child's reading and writing skills.

Content Clues: Writing with Pictures

This book-making activity is quick and easy, and it gives emerging readers insight into how a story's illustrations provide context clues.

Practice Storytelling with a Plot Potluck!

This activity will give pre-readers practice building a story. And it's silly fun, too!

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