Winter Activities

Winter Activities

Greetings Pre-Kindergarten to Grade 3 Families,

The winter break is a great time to spend reading with your children. Please spend at least 30 minutes a day using the below activities and free eBooks with coaching guide to help your child read on grade level. Reading proficiency by third grade is the most important predictor of high school graduation and career success. Let's read together to make our children's future successful. 

American Reading Company Free Beginner Read Along eBooks - Prekindergarten - Grade 1

Click here for free eBooks. 


Free Library of Philadelphia - Tumblebooks Series - Read Aloud for Prekindergarten - Grade 3

Click here for theTumblebook of the Day.

Did you know that the Free Library offers hundreds of other Tumblebooks to all Philadelphians, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, at no cost? All you need is a library card! Of course, Tumblebooks are only the beginning of what you can freely access online from the Free Library. From digital movies and television, to music, to online learning resources and ebooks for all ages, visit http://libwww.freelibrary.org/kids to learn more.


Early Childhood Weblinks

Click here for fun learning activities that will actively engage 0-5 year old children.


Click here to learn to read using games & phonics and to learn math.


Click here for entertaining and educational games and videos for young children. 


Click here for interesting, educational games and activities for children and families.


 Click here for activities to do with preschool and kindergarten children. 


Helping Your Child Learn How to Read and Write

Click here to link to Helping Your Child Learn How to Read and Write.


Children's Literacy Initiative for Pre-Kindergarten - Grade 3





Department of Education Activities for Kindergarten - Grade 3

The Compact for Reading Guide offers tips on creating community and family-school partnerships with the purpose of improving children's reading. The School-Home Links Reading Kits are a collection of research-based activities designed to help families reinforce the reading and language arts skills that their children are learning at school.

These links will download the full Reading Kit, they are 100 pages long and require the use of Adobe Acrobat Reader. See below for how to access individual pages of the kits. For more information on Adobe Acrobat Reader, click here.

Kindergarten Reading Kit 

First Grade Reading Kit 

Second Grade Reading Kit 

Third Grade Reading Kit

You can access individual pages of the kits by clicking on the links below.


First Grade

Second Grade

Third Grade

These Reading Kits are also available in Spanish:

Actividades de Kindergarten

Actividades de Primer Grado

Actividades de Segundo Grado

Actividades de Tercer Grado

The individual pages are also available in Spanish:


Primer Grado

Segundo Grado

Tercer Grado