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July Early Literacy Tip

Play Outdoors

Children love to move! Indeed, they need to move in order to learn, as their brains and bodies grow together. Capitalize on the long warm days and head out into the backyards and parks. Link physical movement with language by playing outdoor circle games, jumping rope and chanting, and saying or singing action rhymes. The open outdoor space encourages freedom of movement and the sunshine and fresh air certainly boosts everyone’s mood.