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Reading and storytelling with babies and children promotes brain development and imagination, develops language and emotions, and strengthens relationships. Stories and books related to the alphabet are a great way to introduce, teach and reinforce the ABC’s. Read and listen to stories often as a family!

Read-Along Online


The Mixed-Up Alphabet

ABC Alphabet for Kids Compilation
StoryBots: Learn to Read! 

Dr Seuss ABC Story Books for Children
Read Aloud Out Loud

The Three Bears ABC An Alphabet Book

Read-Along Online Stories | Storyberries


Animal Antics

Animal Alphabet

ABCD A Nature Alphabet Book

Alphapets Too!

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There are three simple ways to share books throughout the year!

1. Give a Book to a Friend or Relative.
Celebrate the love of reading by giving someone a new, used or borrowed book. Books make GREAT gifts!

2. Leave a Book in a Waiting Room or Lobby.
Choose a waiting room where people are stuck waiting and there are few to no good books available. Purchase a good book, and deposit your book covertly or overtly in your waiting room of choice. The goal here is to spread the love of reading to people and kids especially, so choose a fun book.

3. Donate a Book.
Wrap up a box of children’s books that your kids have outgrown and get them in the hands of children who could really use a book or two. Donate your books to your local literacy council, second hand store, library, children’s hospital, or shelter.


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Use these graphic definitions to learn literary terms

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Use TLE’s Story Themes Collection of stories, exciting activities and unique ideas to explore different concepts important to development! Courage, friendship, gratitude and sharing are themes in these story selections. Use story themes and messages to develop learning experiences through discovery and play! Taking the time to read together as a family will allow you time to connect and spend time together. Have fun!

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COURAGE
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GRATITUDE

SHARING

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A PLAY to LEARN activity

Reading and storytelling with babies and children promotes brain development and imagination, develops language and emotions, and strengthens relationships. Read and listen to stories often as a family!

Colourful Video Stories

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The Day the Crayons Quit

Bear Sees Colors
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Mouse Paint
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Monsters Love Colors

The Rainbow Fish

Read-Along Online Stories

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Use these printable infographics to help with reading various types of text.






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Attention all story lovers! Do you have young children or grandchildren between the ages of 2-10? If yes, join the Gummy Bear Family Reading Club! TLE’s Sunday Gummy Bear Family Reading Club was such a great success, we are back by popular demand! FREE for all families!

You can register for all Sunday sessions or just one or two. You will receive a Zoom link for the session/s after you register. We look forward to seeing you there!!


Sunday mornings, join Enza from The Learning Exchange for a fun interactive story, songs, an easy craft idea and great parent resources that will engage both adult and child.

Family Reading Club Stories

Sunday mornings, 10:30 – 11 A.M. EDT, with The Learning Exchange and Enza.

Featured stories:

Participants will enjoy:

  • The Gummy Bear Song and dance
  • Story time featuring a special story each week
  • Fun easy crafts for all to do together
  • Great theme-based activity resources and ideas for parents to do at home as a family to promote early literacy

NOTE: Parents and caregivers can find related activities and great follow-up resources online for each of the stories.



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Use these printable infographics to help with literary terms and usage. Infographics can help you to retain information, by telling a visual story.





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Welcome to TLE’s Storytime featuring the story I AM PEACE by Susan Verde with art by Peter H. Reynolds

Sunday, May 29th 10:30 -11 AM:

Featured Story: I AM PEACE

Mindfulness means being fully in the present moment. Children can learn how to manage their emotions, make good choices, and balance their busy lives by learning to be mindful, express emotions through speech, find empathy through imagination, and wonder at the beauty of the natural world.

~ by Susan Verde with art by Peter H. Reynolds


Easy Paper Craft

Coloring is an excellent way to practice mindfulness and focus for all ages, but especially for younger kids. It takes something they already do and introduces ways to be more aware of their emotions.

Materials needed

  • Paper
  • Crayons, coloured pencils or markers

Craft Idea:

  • Draw and colour a picture of something you enjoy. Something that makes you happy or gives you feelings of calm.
  • Think about: Why did you choose the colors you used? How are you feeling as you color? Asking questions will help you become more in-tune with your emotions and aware of your thoughts.

More Stories

Reading and storytelling with babies and children promotes brain development and imagination, develops language and emotions, and strengthens relationships.

The Lemonade Hurricane: A Story of Mindfulness and MeditationTHE MINDFUL PIRATE
10 Mins Guided Meditation
for Children
The Busy Life of Ernestine Buckmeister

Recipes & Healthy Eating

Cooking can help young kids learn and practice some basic math concepts and build language skills.

Yummy Yoga
Joy Bauer Whips Up Healthy Snacks for Kids
Mothering Mandalas: An Artistic Way to Engage Children in Healthy EatingMindful Moment Activity:
Slow Down Sensory Snack

Family Fun: Craft and Activity Ideas

Play promotes healthy development and critical thinking skills. It reinforces memory, helps children understand cause and effect.

10 Awesome Mindfulness Crafts for Kids of All Ages5 Mindfulness Exercises for Kids Video Mindfulness Activities for Kids
22 Mandala Activities
Art & Play Ideas
Mindfulness Activity Ideas to do with KidsColour Your Breath Video
Mindful Art for Kids

Family Yoga: Easy Yoga for Kids

Yoga can enhance your child’s strength, coordination and flexibility, while encouraging body awareness and self-esteem. It can reduce your child’s anxiety and stress and promote a sense of calmness.

At Home Yoga for Kids
with PAW Patrol, Bubble Guppies & Team Umizoomi
Yoga for Kids with Animals
Smile and Learn
Yoga For Kids with Alissa Kepas

Songs and Music

Early music exposure helps children learn by promoting language, creativity, coordination, social interaction, self-esteem

Calm Body Calm Mind Song
Netflix Jr. Jams
Morning Relaxing Music
Positive Background Music
for Kids: Long track
Mindfulness Song for Kids
Slow Things Down

Vocabulary

Vocabulary helps children to think and learn about the world. Expanding a child’s knowledge of words provides unlimited access to new information.

Positive Words for KidsList of Feeling Words for KidsInside Out movie:
Guessing the Feelings

FUN Facts

Young children learn best when information is presented in a playful, engaging manner. Here is some information about Mindfulness.

TED Talks
All it Takes is 10 Mindful Minutes Andy Puddicombe
LiveWell Kids Nutrition
Lesson 1: Mindful Eating
Mindfulness for Kids : What does being present mean?
What Is Mindfulness?
The Mindfulness Toolkit
What is Mindfulness? Explained by ScienceGuyMindfulness at Mealtime: Tips for Bringing Presence & Kindness into Daily Family Life


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Bedtime Stories, Fairytales & Folktales: Kid-Tested, Moral Short Stories in English FOR FREE.

~ Stories to Grow By


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