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First grade learning games and activities

How you can help at home: These games and activities will help your first grader master important academic skills while having fun.

Activities for Pre-Readers and Beginning Readers

Help your child get excited about books by creating a personalized book mark or writing a book of her own.

Learn the language of rhythm

Popsicle sticks and pipe cleaners spell out musical grammar for first- and second-graders.

Learning Tips for Home

Check out these educational tips to try at home with your child.

Create a noisemaker

How you can help at home: This easy-to-make noisemaker reinforces the science skills of observation.

Do You Know Your Family Tree?

Putting together a family tree is a great educational activity that uses math, writing, research and history skills.

Think 3-D: Make a pop-up book

How you can help at home: In this activity your child makes a creative book to write a story in.

Telling Tales

How you can help at home: This activity will prepare your young child for learning social studies by building an understanding of family and generations.

Create a mummy

How you can help at home: Make shawabtis, small mummy-like statues, to introduce your child to the art of ancient Egypt.

Keeping a journal

How You can help at home: Have your child keep a journal and build reading and writing skills.

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