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Friday, July 5, 2013

Literacy Bag

For my Language, Literature and Literacy class I had to create a literacy bag that a child would take home with them. This bag would contain various activities the child could do with their family.

There are many different approaches to these literacy bags. They can match the current theme of the classroom or they can be completely different. This is a great way to help a child if they are struggling with a certain area. This would allow the child to receive a little extra help at home in a fun and interesting way.

A couple things to keep in mind when creating a literacy bag:

       1. Keep the activity fun! - if the child does not think the activity is fun they are less likely to want to do the activities.

       2. Keep it simple - the parents most likely worked all day. They do not want a complicated activity. If it's simple they are more likely to do the activity with their child. They will not spend an hour trying to understand the game. 

At the center where I work where I work we have school age children who come back after school and on several different occasions I have seen literacy bags being brought home. When the parent picks up the child that night they are so excited to go home and play or do whatever is in the bag. 

Having the kids excited to learn is key!

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