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  • Vocabulary Word of the Week


    wiggle

    to move around

    Have you ever noticed how worms move? Do they have legs to walk on? They don’t, do they?So worms have to use their whole body to wiggle around and move from place to place.

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    About: To prepare your child for Kindergarten, we have chosen to teach the words they will hear in school the most. To make the most of the exercise, please discuss the word and its meaning with your child. Next, have him or her repeat the word and its meaning. Remember to have fun with it!

  • Worksheets and Books


    Worksheet

    This month, celebrate the arrival of Spring with this great activity! Print or draw the tree graphic below along with its leaves and flowers. Cut out the tree and place it in a prominent place next to your UPSTART computer. Every day your child completes 15 minutes of program usage, have your child tell you one of the words he or she has learned and help him or her write it on one of the leafs or flowers, color it in, and then paste it onto the tree. Continue decorating your word tree until it is lush and beautiful!

    Word Tree

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  • Around the Web


    100 Books to Read with Your Child

    The Office of Children’s Services at the New York Public Library provides a list of “100 Picture Books Everyone Should Know.” Read with your child and, together, gain a love for reading.