Dear Parents and Guardians:
Read pages 6–11 together and learn how birds use their beaks. Then ask your child to tell you how the different beak shapes help birds eat.
Have your child tell you how people pick up a grape, crack nuts, or drink juice. Comparing how animals and humans do things can increase your child’s understanding as well as his or her interest in reading.
Ask your child to look at the back cover. Tell your child that a dik-dik is a tiny antelope that lives in Africa. After reading Ricky’s suggestion at the top of the page, have your child find the word “antelope” on pages 3 and 5. How are the antelopes alike? How are they different?
Below are pictures with heights of the three antelopes in this month’s Ranger Rick Jr.
Ask your child these questions:
- Is the impala larger or smaller than the dik-dik? Is it larger or smaller than the eland?
- Are you taller than any of the antelopes?
- Which of the antelopes are taller than you?
Have fun sharing Ranger Rick Jr. with your child.
Mike Wilson, Founder
Prekindergarten Reading Encouragement Project
PREP – Helping childhood literacy one family at a time.