Get Out The Clothes

For this week's Family Friday, we will do a sorting game. In Get Out the Clothes, children will learn all about the seasons and what clothes you should wear each season. Children will then practice their sorting skills by placing the correct clothes and activities with the appropriate season. Read our step-by-step guide on how you can play this interactive activity with your child at home!

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Counting with Geraldine the Giraffe

For this week's Family Friday, we will do a counting game. In Geraldine the Giraffe, children will learn all about how Geraldine uses spots to identify her mother. Children will then practice their counting skills by rolling dice and identifying the spots that have the same number shown on the dice. Read our step-by-step guide on how you can play this interactive activity with your child at home!

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Serving the Next Generation of Scientists

We are excited to announce a new book series to inspire your budding scientists! The new Physical Science & Engineering series can be found in Level 3 of the Footsteps2Brilliance app. This series encourages students’ curiosity by explaining sophisticated concepts using simple language--bringing science to life in English and Spanish.

 

 

Developed in close alignment with the Next Generation Science Standards, this series encourages your students' curiosity, including books that cover both concepts and procedures. Each book also develops critical literacy skills and includes quiz games to practice comprehension, vocabulary, and grammar.

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Sorting Zoo Animals

For this week's Family Friday, we will do a science game. Children will read about zoo animals in the book Wishes and then have fun sorting the animals by where they live or spend most of their time - in the sky, on the land, or in the water. Read our step-by-step guide on how you can play this interactive activity with your child at home!

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Rhyming with Ants, Bats, and Cats

For this week's Family Friday, enjoy a card game that can be played with multiple children. Have fun practicing animal names and rhyming skills using our Animal Riddles and Rhymes books in Level 3 of Footsteps2Brilliance. Read our step-by-step guide on how you can play this interactive card game with your children at home!

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Counting with Lucy the Ladybug

For this week's Family Friday, we will be practicing our counting skills with Lucy the Ladybug! Read about Lucy's time at the farm through our Alphabet Animals series. Your children will create their own Lucy the Ladybug and practice counting while putting dots on her back. Read our step-by-step guide and have fun playing this interactive activity with your child at home!

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Letter Shopping At Home!

For this weeks's Family Friday, we have a fun and easy activity that will help your children practice their letter names and sounds! Read one of our stories in the Mega Mouth Decoders book series in Footsteps2Brilliance, such as Betsy the Bumblebee. Children will match appropriate letter names and sounds by "shopping" around the house. Read our step-by-step guide on how you can play this interactive activity with your child at home!

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A Brand New Book Series Will Develop Super Phonics!

Super Sounds Phonics Book Covers

We are excited to introduce a whole new book series in Red Level 1 that enriches systematic and explicit phonics instruction—particularly in dual language classrooms. With 30 interactive books, the Super Sounds Book Series teaches the common sound for each alphabet letter along with a few of the common digraphs. In Spanish, we've even included an extra book that introduces the important skill of segmenting sílabas (syllables).

 

In order to read, children need to understand the alphabetic principle—the idea that written letters represent the sounds of spoken language. When children learn the relationships between sounds and letters, they have the keys to become proficient readers. Super Sounds books are carefully designed to make the relationship between sounds and letters easily understood.

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We’re Leveling Up Language Skills!

We are thrilled to announce four brand new games to strengthen students' language skills. Take a look in the Language Skills series for these new titles:

  1. Noun Nebula (Yellow Level): sort cards to learn that a noun is a person, place, thing, or animal.
  2. Verb Village (Yellow Level): identify a verb as a word that shows action.
  3. Prefix Presents (Blue Level): add a prefix to change the meaning of a word.
  4. Suffix Search (Blue Level): identify which word with a suffix has the target meaning.

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Celebrating Our Spanish-Speaking Students and Families

We are excited to announce a whole new book series in Level 1 that celebrates our Spanish-speaking students and families.  Presented in their native Spanish with a delightful English translation, the Traditional Spanish Songbooks series provides a wonderful opportunity to enrich students’ oral language.

Leveraging music and rhythm, the Traditional Spanish Songbooks are designed to develop our youngest students’ oral language. Our brains are wired to learn through music. The rhythm and rhyme in songs and nursery rhymes has a powerful effect on cognition—enabling children to develop fluent oral language and awareness of sounds long before they are able to read. By singing along, children enrich their vocabulary and create a foundation for future reading success.

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