A Is For Author
         Step 1: Things You'll Need
         Step 2: Draw Your Letter
         Step 3: Cut Out Your Letter
         Step 4: Glue It
         Step 5: Illustrate Your Words
         Step 6: Write a Book
         Step 7: Number It
         Step 8: Punch Holes
         Step 9: Bind The Book
         Start Your Own Library

        To create Letter Book, you will need:

        1. Materials
          • Crayons and Markers
          • Construction Paper
          • Glue
          • String
          • Magazines
          • Hole Punch
          • Scissors

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        A Is For Author

        Talk to your child about the different parts of a book and introduce new vocabulary words, such as author and illustrator. Help him write his name on the book to show that he is the author and illustrator of the story.

        Step 1: Things You'll Need

        Collect the items from the materials list.
        Little Hands Tip: Make a list of your favorite words from A to Z.

        Step 2: Draw Your Letter

        Ask your child what his favorite letter is and why. On a piece of construction paper, help him draw the letter.

        Step 3: Cut Out Your Letter

        Carefully, help him cut out the letter.

        Step 4: Glue It

        Now, glue the letter on another sheet of construction paper. This will be the cover of the letter book!

        Step 5: Illustrate Your Words

        Together, think of three things that begin with the letter. Then find a picture of each of these things in old magazines or catalogs. You can also draw the pictures. Glue or draw each picture onto a separate sheet of paper.

        Step 6: Write a Book

        With your child, come up with a sentence for each picture. Help him write the sentence on each corresponding page.
        Little Hands Tip: Write two sentences that rhyme.

        Step 7: Number It

        Put the pages in order and help your child number them.

        Step 8: Punch Holes

        Punch holes along the margins of the paper to make a book.

        Step 9: Bind The Book

        Thread ribbon or yarn through the holes to tie the book together.

        Start Your Own Library

        Once the book is complete, ask your child to describe the pictures to you. Keep the book in a special place where he can look at it whenever he wants!

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