This post was sponsored by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt as part of an Influencer Activation for Influence Central. If you follow along this site with me, you know that I like to find creative ways to help you teach reading and to help little ones learn. Giving little ones time to play and time to create things helps their brains form and develop into smart big people. Our post today is sponsored by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. They believe that everyday moments can spark curiosity and stimulate the mind in an instant. Individual moments of curiosity add up to something much bigger – a lifetime of learning! You may have seen me say “the more you read, the more you will know. The more you know, the more places you will go! Well… curiosity is the same way – When you help spark curiosity and creativity in a little one, you are helping create a lifetime of learning! Houghton Mifflin Harcourt wants to help make early learning fun and so they have sponsored our early learning activity: make a monster today!
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt is now running a #SparkAMind campaign. You can share your own ideas and find other inspiring ways to spark a mind. Every time someone uses #SparkAMind, it will appear on the #SparkAMind mini-site and Houghton Mifflin Harcourt will donate a children’s book to an early learning organization to help close the early education gap and prepare children for long-term success in school and in life. What a great way to help create a lifetime of learning!
Did you know that in middle-income neighborhoods the ratio of books per child is 13 to 1, but in low-income neighborhoods, the ratio is 1 age-appropriate book for every 300 children. (Neuman, Susan B. and David K. Dickinson, ed. Handbook of Early Literacy Research, Volume 2. New York, NY: 2006, p. 31.) In addition, 61 percent of low-income families have no books at all in their homes for their children. (Reading Literacy in the United States, 1996.), Take to social media and share #SparkAMind and Houghton Mifflin Harcourt will help donate books to close this gap!
In addition,Houghton Mifflin Harcourt has an early learning app designed for kids ages 3-7 with over 500 fun and educational games, videos and books! Check out this special offer on the Curious World App today!
To help you #SparkAMind, I have created this free early learning activity for you! If you follow me, you know I love to spark creativity with these cut and paste worksheets! I hope they help you #SparkAMind! I would love to see some tweets, instagram, facebook shares of your monsters with #SparkAMind in them!! Let get some books into some early learning centers!
Early Learning Activity: Make a Monster
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