Come along with Get Ready to Read!'s Inky the Octopus and Gus the Bunny from PBS' Between the Lions on their underwater adventures. These online games involve young children, with an adult, in entertaining stories and engaging activities that explore a variety of essential early literacy skills.
On Gus the Bunny's first underwater visit with his friend Inky, the pair offers young children several short activities that explore rhyming words, word recognition, letter names and letter sounds.
Gus tries out hip-hop beats as Inky helps him learn about rhyming. Children participate in the story by finding words that rhyme to help Gus write his first hip-hop song.
Gus visits the Lone Starfish Dude Ranch for an underwater adventure with Inky. Children learn to listen for the sounds in words. Gus and Inky help them blend parts of words together and listen for beginning and ending sounds.
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