Dear Parents and Guardians:
You can use Ranger Rick Jr. to encourage a child to think about his or her experiences. Doing this will increase your child’s interest in reading.
When you read about animal families on pages 26-31, use these questions to stimulate conversation.
- How many cubs are in the cheetah family? (See page 26.)
- Who is the orangutan infant with? (See page 27.)
- How many people are in your family? (This could include siblings, grandparents, aunts and uncles, and cousins.)
- Meerkat pups help out by doing different jobs. (See page 28.) What chores does your child do?
Continue the conversation about family as you look at the Adélie penguin story on pages 6–11. The penguin parents build a nest out of rocks and feed their chicks until they are able to get their own food. (See pages 10-11). Human families do the same things. Parents provide a home and food for their children.
Have fun learning about animal families—and human ones, too—while reading Ranger Rick Jr. with your child.
Mike Wilson, Founder
Prekindergarten Reading Encouragement Project
PREP – Helping childhood literacy one family at a time.