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Ranger Rick Jr. Parent Reading Guide

Our monthly reading guides help enhance your Ranger Rick Jr. subscription by recommending ways you can use the magazine to encourage a strong foundation for your child’s literacy development.


Ranger Rick Jr. June-July 2014What an exciting issue of Ranger Rick Jr. to get us ready for summer! This month, our focus article will be Ricky and Pals in “Hooray for Bees!” Who knew that we needed bees as much as we do to enjoy all of the fun things summer brings. Even knowing that, it is common for children to be afraid of bees. This month, we will focus on exploring bees as we get ready for the summer heat.

Bee - June/July 2014 Parent GuideTo help children feel more comfortable around bees and other summer insects, it is valuable to read non-fiction books to help them understand. A great example is Exploring the World of Bees by Tracy Read. This book will help explain some of the ideas presented in the Ricky and Pals article. Also make this a fun time with your child by including fiction books about bees to show that they are our friends and we need them in our environment. A great book to check out at your local library would be Buzzy the Bumblebee by Denise Brennan-Nelson. Ask your librarian about other age appropriate summer themed books for your child this month!

Another great way to extend literacy development based off of this article is to practice the letter B! You and your child can. . .

  • Practice the letter B by writing it, or creating it with other materials outside, such as sticks or leaves.
  • Think of sounds that start with the letter B like buzz and beep. Listen while you’re taking a walk to see if you can hear any more!  Bee - June/July 2014 Ranger Rick Jr. Parent Guide
  • Collect as many things as you can that start with the letter B from outside. Or record your findings on paper because some things might be too much to carry (such as branches).

Throughout the summer, talk to your child about what they see, hear, feel, taste, and smell. The summer brings a lot of exciting changes that can provide great opportunities for your child to work on verbal expression and vocabulary development while also exploring science concepts. Have a great summer!

 

Prepared by Ellie Tunison
Prekindergarten Reading Encouragement Project (PREP) Intern
Early Childhood Education Major, University of Delaware

PREP - Helping childhood literacy one family at a time.

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Past Reading Guides in PDF format:

October 2013

November 2013

December/January 2014

February 2014

March 2014

April 2014

May 2014

June/July 2014




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