Literacy in Training Webquest for Parents:
An Internet Hotlist on Early Literacy
Funded by a Grant from the Utah Humanities Council
Thank you for joining the Literacy In Training (LIT) webquest. This webquest will take you on a tour of the web. The tour will be focused on sites that support literacy skills and activities for young children and their parents, teachers and caregivers. This activity is for you to find helpful information from various websites. This activity is designed to focus on using information rather than just looking for it.
Are you ready to find and begin to use great resources you and your child will enjoy as they get ready to read? If so let's get started!
Utah Kids Ready to Read has identified five important, yet fun components of early literacy: Talking, Singing, Reading, Writing and Playing. UEN has created this webquest to help you: easily find useful online literacy based resources, to sample activities that support the 5 early literacy components, and keep the momentum going as you and your child begin the journey toward literacy.
By participating in this webquest, we hope you will find additional ways to bring reading readiness resources to your family.
In addition to using books and magazines to find out about Early Literacy, why not also use the power of the Internet? The links below will get you started.
Lionels Talking Gizmo
Create different sentences by changing the words.
Talking Rhyming Together
Learn some fun ways to talk and rhyme that encourage literacy.
Storybird provides templates and artwork for creating digital stories. To use Storybird you simply select a theme (layout) then drag and drop the drawings you like into your story. Once you've selected drawings for your story, have your child tell you about the picture. You then write in the text of your story.
Singing Letter Songs
Find the letters in child's name and listen to the songs about each letter.
Singing Monkey Monkey Music
Watch a video and see how music helps children learn concepts.
Singing Classic Songs
Listen to one or all of the classic songs.
Listen to a famous actor read their favorite book.
StarFall Learn to Read
Pick one or listen to several stories online.
Reading Mightybook Stories
Listen to some great stories from Mightybook.
Writing Watch the Computer Crayon
Watch how letters and shapes are written.
Create a Story
Choose a pictures and create a story.
Pre-Printing Skills Practice
Print off an activity worksheet and have your child complete it.
Playing ABC Games
Play a few of these fun ABC games.
Playing Practice The Order Of The Alphabet
Practice the alphabet.
- Playing Sunnie's Letters
Sunnie loves letters and she loves animals; help her learn the alphabet with animals.
After you complete the above activities, complete the survey and a free book will be sent to you. The free book is made possible by a generous grant from the Utah Humanities Council.