Wild, witty, wonderful words: Videos & activities for early learners

By Children’s Librarian Shelley Harris

Marvelous! Splendiferous! Sensational! There are so many delightful and fun words that exist. The more words that kids know, the easier it will be for them to decode and read them when they’re ready. 

Preschoolers young and old love to use big fancy words. How many can you use together? Maybe you look at a dictionary together and pick words that you both like.

Below find videos, books, and links with so many words to explore together!

Watch these videos

In this Early Bird Reader video, Jenny and I share how to use Pete the Cat with babies as well as toddlers and preschoolers. Once your kids know the basic colors, how can they play with big words? Scarlet strawberries, sapphire blueberries, russet brown?

Here, Miss Juanta introduces her friend Yoko Terretto. Yoko creates beautiful Japanese embroidery called sashiko. How would you describe her art?

Shelley Harris

About Shelley

Shelley is a children’s librarian with a passion for early literacy, serving and celebrating the disability community, and exploring technology. She can often be found practicing storytime songs with her black lab, Bingo.

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