February 2020

English Parent Reading Guide

Dear Parents and Guardians:

Let’s look at two articles about Valentine’s Day and the World of Bears.

Love Notes for the Hard to Love (pages 6-11)
On Valentine’s Day, we show love to our family and friends. You can help your child learn that animals also need our love and respect. Here are a few ideas to help your child enjoy reading with you:

  • Use a squeaky voice while reading the Dear Rat poem on page 6. When you come to “EEK! EEK!” quickly raise your voice to see how your child reacts.
  • As you read about bats on page 8, have your child flap his or her arms to imitate a bat. The drawing on the right shows how bats help us by eating mosquitoes.
  • Show your teeth and snap your jaws when you read the Dear Alligator poem on page 9.

World of Bears (pages 16-21)
As you read, have your child point to each picture and repeat the bear’s name. After reading about bears, play a memory game by asking your child to name each bear from the pictures below. You can also ask your child to find each bear in the magazine.

¡Hola! Read “World of Bears” in Spanish: RangerRick.org/BearsSP





Using your imagination to share the world of animals with your child can be fun.

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