December 2019/January 2020

English Parent Reading Guide

Dear Parents and Guardians:

After reading about walruses on pages 6-11 with your child, help him or her do these activities on pages 12-14.

Recognizing letters and words

After you circle the B’s in the WORD SEARCH box on page 13, ask your child which B has an L next to it. Remind the child to look up, down, and sideways for a letter L. Then have your child name the other letters in BLUBBER. On page 7, read about how blubber keeps the walrus warm in cold water and on the ice.

Ask your child to circle all the F’s and find the word FLIPPER. Then have your child circle all the T’s and W’s to locate TUSK, WALRUS and WHISKERS.

How many animals?

Ask your child count all the animals on pages 12-14. (The answer is 21— twelve walruses, eight birds and one fox.)

Drawing a walrus

Your child’s eye-hand coordination improves by drawing. On the right is the first shape shown on page 14. Ask your child to add the tail, flippers, eyes, whiskers and tusks.

Read the walrus story in Spanish.

Help your child learn by sharing Ranger Rick Jr. activities with him or her each month.

Mike Wilson, Founder
Prekindergarten Reading Encouragement Project
PREP – Helping childhood literacy one family at a time.