March 2018

English Parent Reading Guide

Dear Parents and Guardians:

Ranger Rick Jr March 2018Children see lots of animals in every Ranger Rick Jr. This month there are frogs, frogs, and more frogs.

Starting with pages 6–12, you and your child can learn fun things about frogs. You will see where frogs live, what they eat, how frogs move and make noise, and how they grow from babies to adults.

Use the information in this month’s issue of Ranger Rick Jr. to discuss how frogs are special. On page 6, you’ll discover that frogs have webbing between their toes to help them swim. You’ll also learn that a frog’s skin “soaks up most of the water that it needs to live.” Ask your child how she gets the water she needs.

Frog eyes “bulge out from the top of their heads.” Explain that frogs are not the only animals that have eyes on the top of their head so they can see when partially submerged in water. Show your child the crocodile on page 5.

Look at the legs on the frog on page 8. Explain that when frogs want to move on land, they use their large back legs to hop. Encourage your child to hop like a frog.

Frog ears (page 9) “look like flat circles.” Ask your child how frog ears are different from the ears on a giraffe (page 4) or a rhino (page 27). Then have your child tell you about his or her ears.

Talk with your child about other ways frogs are similar to or different from other animals.

Have fun learning about animals each month in Ranger Rick Jr.

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