View and print point-of-contact activities for parents to use with their children. These are available in English
. Washington Learning Systems
, LLC is a small company working to create big changes in the lives of young children. Their evidence based programs promote early literacy, language, cognitive, and social development.
They have made available free reproducible language and early literacy activities that were developed by Angela Notari-Syverson, Ph.D. and Kristin Rytter, Ph.D, with Judy Challoner, Faith Haertig Sadler, Young Sook Lim, Ph.D., Marilyn Sturm, and Rodd Hedlund (2005). The development of these materials was supported by Grant H324M020084 from the U.S. Department of Education, Office of Special Education Programs. Dr. Notari-Syverson and colleagues allow the materials to be reproduced and distributed as long as the materials are not sold.
The materials are specifically designed to address the three key skills of 1) language development, 2) phonological awareness, and 3) general print awareness.
These materials include home and community activities for adults and children that encourage early language and literacy development in young children. They are appropriate for children with disabilities as well as children who are developing typically.
Each of the activities includes three pages: 1) An activity description, 2) Hints for making the activity fun and developmentally appropriate, and 3) A brief self-evaluation form that cues parents and other caregivers to notice their children’s skills, and also cues adults to examine and grow their own interactions with children.