Saturday, June 27, 2015
Share Helen Keller’s story of triumph over obstacles
Helen Keller was born on this day in 1880. Although she was deaf and blind, she graduated from college and became a writer and activist. To teach your child about this inspirational American, check out a biography at the library or watch the film “The Miracle Worker” together. Your child can learn more about Braille, the alphabet for the blind, at http://braillebug.afb.org/braille.asp.
Sunday, June 28, 2015
Encourage writing about a familiar subject: Your child
Your child may be more interested in writing when he is the subject. Challenge your child to write a poem using the letters in his name. Have him write his name vertically along the left side of a piece of paper. Then have him create a list of words that begin with each letter of his name that describe him. He can use those words to begin a line of the poem after each letter of his name.