ᐃᓕᓐᓂᐊᓕᓵᖅᑐᓂᒃ ᖁᑦᑎᖕᓂᓕᖕᓄᑦ 3-ᓄᑦ ᐱᓕᕆᔾᔪᑎᓴᑦ

Kindergarten-Grade 3 Resources

ᓱᕈᓰᑦ ᐃᓕᓐᓂᐊᓕᓵᖅᑐᓂ ᖁᑦᑎᖕᓂᓕᖕᓄᑦ 3-ᓄᑦ ᐅᖃᓕᒫᕆᐅᖅᐸᓪᓕᐊᖕᒪᑕ, ᑎᑎᕋᕆᐅᖅᐸᓪᓕᐊᓪᓗᑎᒃ, ᐅᓂᒃᑲᐅᓯᕆᔪᓐᓇᖅᓯᕙᓪᓕᐊᓪᓗᑎᒡᓗ.

Children in Kindergarten to Grade 3 are learning how to read, write, and express themselves clearly. 

ᖁᕕᐊᓇᖅᑐᐊᓘᓲᖅ ᑎᑎᖅᑭᕆᔪᓐᓇᖅᓯᕙᓪᓕᐊᑎᓪᓗᒋᑦ ᓱᕈᓰᑦ ᑖᒃᑯᓇᓂ ᖁᑦᑎᖕᓂᖃᖅᑎᓪᓗᒋᑦ ᐃᓕᓐᓂᐊᕐᓂᖏᑦ.

It is exciting to watch the literacy development of children in these grades! 

ᐅᖃᓕᒫᕐᓂᖅ

ᐅᖃᓕᒫᕈᓐᓇᖅᓯᕙᓪᓕᐊᓂᖅ ᐱᒋᐊᓲᖑᕗᑦ ᓱᕈᓰᑦ ᐃᓕᓐᓂᐊᖅᑎᓪᓗᒋᑦ ᑎᑎᖃᓂᒃ. ᑕᐃᒪ, ᓂᐱᖏᓐᓂᒃ ᑲᑎᑦᑎᕙᓪᓕᐊᓯᓪᓗᑎᒃ ᐅᖃᐅᓯᕐᓂᒃ ᑐᑭᓯᓇᓱᐊᖅᑐᑎᒃ. ᑐᑭᓯᔪᓐᓇᖅᓯᓕᖅᐸᒃᑐᑦ ᑎᑎᖅᑲᓂᒃ. ᓂᐱᖃᕐᓗᑎᑦ ᕿᑐᕐᖓᐃᑦ ᖃᐅᑕᒫᑦ ᐅᖃᓕᒫᕐᕕᒋᕙᒃᑯᕕᐅᒃ ᐅᖃᓕᒫᖅᐸᒃᐸᑕᓗ ᐃᓕᖕᓄᑦ ᐃᓕᑦᑎᓂᐊᖅᐳᖅ ᑕᒪᒃᑯᓂᖓ.

Reading

Learning to read begins with children learning about syllabics and letters. Then, they begin to put the sounds together to decode words. They start to make meaning from print. Reading out loud to your child every day and having them read to you will help them to develop these skills.

ᑎᑎᕋᕐᓂᖅ

ᓱᕈᓰᑦ ᑎᑎᕋᕈᓐᓇᖅᓯᕙᓪᓕᐊᓲᖑᒻᒪᑕ ᑎᑎᖅᑑᔭᖃᑦᑕᖅᑳᖅᑐᑎᒃ ᐃᓱᒪᒋᔭᖏᓐᓂᒃ ᓴᖅᑮᓇᓱᐊᖅᑐᑎᒃ. ᐃᓚᓯᕙᓪᓕᐊᓕᖅᐸᒃᑐᑎᒃ ᑎᑎᖅᑲᓂᒃ ᑭᖑᓂᐊᒍᓪᓗ ᐅᖃᐅᓯᕐᓂᒃ ᑎᑎᖅᑑᔭᖅᑕᖏᑦ ᐃᓚᖃᓕᕆᓪᓗᑎᒃ. ᑕᐃᑲᖖᒐᑦ, ᓱᕈᓰᑦ ᑎᑎᕋᐅᓯᖃᕈᓐᓇᖅᓯᓕᖅᐸᒃᑭᕗᑦ ᓇᐃᑦᑐᓂᒃ ᐆᑦᑑᒪᔭᓕᖅᑐᑎᒡᓗ ᑎᑎᕋᐅᓯᕐᓂᒃ ᐊᔾᔨᒌᖏᑦᑐᓂᒃ. ᓱᕈᓯᕐᓄᑦ ᐱᒻᒪᕆᐅᕗᖅ ᖃᐅᑕᒫᑦ ᑎᑎᕋᖃᑦᑕᖅᐸᑕ ᑖᒃᑯᓂᖓ ᐊᔪᕈᓐᓃᕐᓂᐊᕐᒪᑕ.

Writing

Children begin to write by drawing pictures that express their ideas. They start to add syllabics/letters and eventually words to their drawings. From there, children attempt to write simple sentences and slowly experiment with different writing styles and skills. It is important for children to write every day to develop these skills.

ᐊᖏᔪᖅᑳᕆᔭᐅᑎᓪᓗᑎᑦ, ᕿᑐᕐᖓᖅᐱᑦ ᐃᓕᑉᐸᓪᓕᐊᓂᖏᓐᓂᒃ ᐊᔪᕈᓐᓃᖅᐸᓪᓕᐊᓂᖏᓐᓂᒡᓗ ᐱᖃᑕᐅᒋᐊᖃᕋᕕᑦ. ᐅᖃᓕᒫᒐᑦ, ᑕᕐᕆᔮᒃᓴᑦ, ᓈᓚᒐᔅᓴᐃᓪᓗ ᐱᓕᕆᔾᔪᑏᑦ ᑕᕝᕙᓂ ᐃᑭᐊᖅᑭᕕᒃᑯᑦ ᑎᑎᖅᑭᕆᒋᐅᖅᓴᑎᑦᑎᓂᐊᖅᐳᑦ ᕿᑐᕐᖓᕐᓂᒃ. ᐱᓕᕆᐊᒃᓴᓂᒃ ᐱᓕᕆᖃᑎᒋᓗᒍ ᐃᑭᐊᖅᑭᕕᒃᑰᖅᑐᓂ ᑕᕝᕙᓂ, ᐃᒪᐃᑦᑐᓐᓇᖅᐳᑎᑦ:

As a parent, you have a role to play in your child’s learning and development. The book, video, and audio resources on this website will help you support your child’s literacy development. When engaging with the activities on this website, you can:

ᕿᑐᕐᖓᐃᑦ ᐃᓕᓐᓂᐊᖅᑎᓪᓗᒍ ᐱᖃᑎᒋᕙᓪᓗᒍ

ᕿᑐᕐᖓᐃᑦ ᐱᓕᕆᑎᓪᓗᒍ ᐱᖃᑕᐅᕙᒡᓗᑎᑦ. ᐃᑲᔪᖅᓱᕈᓐᓇᕋᕕᒋᑦ. ᐅᖃᓕᒫᖃᑎᒋᕙᓪᓗᒋᑦ, ᐊᐱᖅᓱᖅᐸᓪᓗᒋᑦ, ᑲᔪᖏᖅᓴᖅᐸᓪᓗᒋᓪᓗ.

Engage with your child in learning

Be present with your child as they do activities. They need to have you there to support them. Read with them, ask them questions, and encourage them.

ᕿᑐᕐᖓᐃᑦ ᓂᐱᖃᖅᑎᖃᑦᑕᕈᒃ ᐃᓕᑉᐸᓪᓕᐊᑎᓪᓗᒍ

ᓂᕈᐊᖅᓯᕙᓪᓗᑎᑦ ᕿᑐᕐᖓᖅᐱᑦ ᖁᕕᐊᒋᔭᖏᓐᓂᒃ ᐃᓕᓐᓂᐊᕐᓂᐊᖅᑕᖏᓐᓂᒃ. ᓈᓚᒃᐸᒡᓗᒍ ᐃᓱᒪᒋᔭᖏᓪᓗ ᐱᒋᐊᕈᑎᒋᕙᓪᓗᒋᑦ.

Give your child a voice in their own learning

Choose learning activities for your child based on what they are interested in. Listen to and build on their ideas.

ᓇᐅᑦᑎᖅᓱᖅᐸᓪᓗᒍ ᕿᑐᕐᖓᐃᑦ

ᓇᐅᑦᑎᖅᓱᖅᐸᓪᓗᒍ ᕿᑐᕐᖓᐃᑦ ᐱᖖᒍᐊᖅᑎᓪᓗᒍ. ᖃᓄᖅ ᐊᔪᖖᒋᓚᖅ? ᑭᓱᓂᒃ ᐱᒡᒐᕈᓱᒃᐸ? ᕿᓂᖅᐸᓪᓗᑎᒃ ᐱᓕᕆᐊᕆᔪᓐᓇᖅᐸᒌᖅᑕᖏᓐᓂᒃ, ᐅᓇᖕᒥᕙᓪᓗᒍᓗ ᐱᓇᓱᐊᖃᑦᑕᖁᓗᒍ ᐱᓕᕆᓚᐅᖅᓯᒪᖖᒋᑕᖏᓐᓂᒃ.

Observe your child

Observe your child as they play. What are they good at? What do they struggle with? Look for activities that build on what your child can already do, and challenge them to take risks and learn new skills.

ᖁᑦᑎᓐᓂᖏᑦᑕ ᓇᓃᓐᓂᖏᓐᓄᑦ, ᐅᖃᓕᒫᒐᒐᓴᐃᑦ ᓇᓕᐊᒃ ᐊᑐᕈᓐᓇᕐᒪᖔᖅᐱᒋᑦ ᐅᖃᐅᑕᐅᓯᒪᔪᑦ. ᖃᐅᔨᒪᓂᐊᖅᐳᑎᑦ ᐅᖃᓕᒫᒐᐃᑦ ᐱᔭᕐᓂᖏᓐᓂᖏᑎᒍᑦ ᓇᓂᑐᐃᓐᓈᕐᒪᑕ ᖃᓄᐃᓐᓇᓂᓗ. ᕿᑐᕐᖓᖅᐱᑦ ᐅᖃᓕᒫᕈᓐᓇᕐᓂᖓ ᓇᓃᒻᒪᖔᑦ ᖃᐅᔨᒪᖏᒃᑯᕕᐅᒃ, ᐊᑦᑎᖕᓂᖅᓴᓂᒃ ᐱᒋᐊᕈᑎᖃᕈᓐᓇᖅᐳᑎᑦ ᖁᒻᒧᐊᒃᐸᓪᓕᐊᓗᓯ. ᕿᑐᕐᖓᐃᑦ ᐅᔾᔨᕐᓇᖅᐸᑦ ᑕᒻᒪᖅᑕᖏᓪᓗᓂ ᐅᖃᓕᒫᕈᓐᓇᖅᐸᑦ, ᖁᑦᑎᖕᓂᖅᓴᓅᕈᓐᓇᖅᑐᓯ.

For each grade range, a variety of books at various reading levels are suggested. Please know that reading levels vary and this is normal. If you don’t know the reading level of your child, we suggest you start at a lower level and work upwards. When your child shows that they can read at a level without mistakes, you can move to the next level.