Reading Ranger Rick Jr. with your child provides many enjoyable activities beyond reading and learning about animals. This month we suggest you focus on counting and colors.
Turn to page 2 and point to Ricky Raccoon and Polka-dot Fox. As you turn the pages of the magazine, have your child make an X on this sheet when he or she spots Ricky Raccoon or Polka-dot Fox. (X’s have already been made for the two characters on page 2.)
After going through the magazine, you should have eight X’s next to Ricky Raccoon (pages 2, 3, 5, 26, 27, 29, 30, and 32) and six X’s next to Polka-dot Fox (pages 2, 5, 9, 14, 23, and 30).
On pages 6–11 there are eleven animals that are orange and black. Ask your child what other colors are on the animals. (Hints: the clownfish has white stripes, the toucan has blue legs, the spider has white fur on its legs, the mother tiger’s tongue is pink, the box turtle has red eyes, and the tamarin has a grey nose.)
Every page in the magazine has colors to find. Look at the “Ricky & Pals” story starting on page 26. Ask your child to point to the red apples and the skunk’s purple headband. Have your child tell you the color of the three lanterns on page 27 and the frog on page 28. On page 29, what colors are Mrs. Cardinal’s glasses, the ribbon she is holding, and Ricky’s baseball cap?
What other fun activities can you and your child do together with Ranger Rick Jr.?
Mike Wilson, Founder
Prekindergarten Reading Encouragement Project
PREP – Helping childhood literacy one family at a time.