Happy Cinco de Mayo!

For this week's Family Friday, we will do a fun arts and crafts activity. In Holidays Around the World, children will learn about various holidays, including Cinco de Mayo. Children will then celebrate Cinco de Mayo by creating their own maracas. Read our step-by-step guide on how you can play this interactive activity with your child at home!

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¡Feliz Cinco de Mayo!

Para esta semana, haremos una divertida actividad con maracas. En Dias De Fiesta Del Mundo, los niños aprenderán sobre varias fiestas, incluído el Cinco de Mayo. Luego, los niños celebrarán el Cinco de Mayo creando sus propias maracas. ¡Lea nuestra guía sobre cómo puede jugar esta actividad interactiva con su hijo/a en casa!

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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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