Are you looking for ways to incorporate ReadyRosie into your next Family Literacy Night?
As you think through the learning stations that you have traditionally used, why not consider how ReadyRosie can help you enrich communication with families in English and Spanish AND help families catch a vision for how much fun learning together can be?
Here’s what to do:
BEFORE THE EVENT:
- Visit our “Family Math and Literacy Night Planning” document on our Teacher Resources page to identify specific videos that will support the content you are sharing at your learning stations OR see our five favorite stations below.
- At each learning station, set up an iPad or laptop for families to view the related ReadyRosie video.
- Gather the specified materials needed for the activities.
DURING THE EVENT:
- A teacher or parent educator should greet families that come to the stations with an invitation like “Would you like to draw self-portraits of yourselves to take home with you? ¿Les gustaría dibujar sus autorretratos para llevar a casa?”
- Show the related ReadyRosie video and ask families to reflect briefly on what they noticed.
- Support the families in trying out the activity or game while explaining the WHY behind the activity and how it relates to standards from the classroom. For example, “This may seem like just a fun activity about drawing self-portraits, but we are actually teaching young children how to notice and describe details which is a crucial skill for writing and for reading comprehension.”
- Explain that every ReadyRosie video includes a way to adjust for younger and older children. Point out these adjustments to families with children of multiple ages so they can see how the whole family can participate!
- Before families move on to another station, make sure the adults are registered with ReadyRosie so they can view this and many more videos via the app or website.
Ready to get started? Here are five favorite stations that are quick and easy to set up and sure to be enjoyable and beneficial for your families:
Materials Needed – silverware or plasticware
Invitation – Would you like to learn an alphabet game that you can play while waiting at a restaurant? ¿Les gustaría aprender un juego de letras que se pueden jugar mientras están esperando la comida?
Materials Needed – Several bags filled with 3-5 household items (key, toy car, tape, mirror, etc.)
Invitation – Would you like to learn a guessing game that will help you practice describing? ¿Les gustaría aprender un juego de adivinanzas que les ayudará a practicar las descripciones?
Materials Needed – Grocery bags with grocery items like bananas, apples, cereal, beans, etc.
Invitation – Would you like to play a game you can play at home when you’re putting away the groceries? ¿Les gustaría jugar un juego que se puede jugar en casa mientras guardan el mandado?
Materials Needed – Markers or crayons, lots of paper
Invitation – Would you like to draw self-portraits of yourselves to take home with you? ¿Les gustaría dibujar sus autorretratos para llevar a casa?
Materials Needed – paper strips (8×11 paper cut in half vertically), crayons or markers, scissors, envelopes
Invitation – Would you like to make a game that you can play at home with your name? ¿Les gustaría hacer un juego que se puede jugar en casa con su nombre?