In this month’s Ranger Rick Jr., the illustration on page 20 shows Flora and Sammy Skunk drawing pictures of themselves. Drawing can be a fun activity to do with your child.
After reading the “Ricky and Pals” story (pages 20–23) together, tell your child that you are going to be a copycat and draw what Flora and Sammy have drawn on page 20. Ask your child to also be a copycat by making his or her own drawing. I am sure both of yours will be better than mine.
While you are using paper and crayons, try drawing other animals in the magazine. Follow these step-by-step instructions to draw a turtle and a shark.
Perhaps your child would like to send the drawings to Ricky’s Mail as suggested on page 33.
After reading about coral reef animals on pages 6-11, help your child find the animals on pages 12-13. The two of you can talk about the large variety of animals living in our oceans.
Enjoy the summer and sharing Ranger Rick Jr. with your child.
Mike Wilson, Founder
Prekindergarten Reading Encouragement Project
PREP – Helping childhood literacy one family at a time.