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<h2><span style="color: #800080;">Did you know that 6 out of 10 third-graders in Sonoma County do not read at their grade level?</span></h2>

From kindergarten to third grade, children &amp;&lsquo;learn to read'. From fourth grade on, they &amp;&lsquo;read to learn'. Low-literacy is a primary reason why children in grades four and higher fall further behind, faster.

How do you help your future third-grader excel in reading? So Big! provides you with fun and easy activities to help prepare your child to not only learn to read, but to love to read!

So Big! and Muy Grande! are promotions that feature fun and easy-to-use activities to help parents of preschoolers prepare their children for kindergarten.

For more information or to download FREE activities in Spanish, go to: <a href="http://www.pressdemocrat.com/muygrande">www.pressdemocrat.com/muygrande</a>

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<span style="color: #800080;">Learning Activities</span></h2>

Click on the items below to download printable activities for preschoolers.

For spanish versions, <a href="https://www.pressdemocrat.com/muygrande">click here</a>.

<strong> <a href="http://www.pressdemocrat.com/assets/pdf/SR25039516.PDF"><strong>SoBig Lesson COLORS</strong></a>

<strong> <a href="http://www.pressdemocrat.com/assets/pdf/SR25038516.PDF">SoBig Lesson FIND ME</a></strong>

<strong> <a href="http://www.pressdemocrat.com/assets/pdf/SR25037516.PDF">SoBig Lesson SHAPES</a></strong>

<strong> <a href="http://www.pressdemocrat.com/assets/pdf/SR25043516.PDF">SoBig Lesson LETTERS A-F</a></strong>

<strong> <a href="http://www.pressdemocrat.com/assets/pdf/SR25044516.PDF">SoBig Lesson LETTERS G-L</a></strong>

<strong> <a href="http://www.pressdemocrat.com/assets/pdf/SR25045516.PDF">SoBig Lesson LETTERS M-R</a></strong>

<strong> <a href="http://www.pressdemocrat.com/assets/pdf/SR25046516.PDF">SoBig Lesson LETTERS S-X</a></strong>

<strong> <a href="http://www.pressdemocrat.com/assets/pdf/SR25047516.PDF">SoBig Lesson LETTERS Y-Z</a></strong>

<strong> <a href="http://www.pressdemocrat.com/assets/pdf/SR25040516.PDF">SoBig Lesson NUMBERS 1-3</a></strong>

<strong> <a href="http://www.pressdemocrat.com/assets/pdf/SR25041516.PDF">SoBig Lesson NUMBERS 4-6</a></strong>

<strong> <a href="http://www.pressdemocrat.com/assets/pdf/SR25042516.PDF">SoBig Lesson NUMBERS 7-9</a></strong></strong>

<h2><span style="color: #800080;">Literacy Boosters<strong></strong></span></h2>

<span style="color: #800080;"><strong>While promotions are our expertise, preschool curriculum is not. We offer our deepest gratitude to these subject-matter experts for investing their time and expertise.</strong></span>

Arts Council of Sonoma County

Community Action Partnership of Sonoma County

First 5 Sonoma County

MC(2) Multicultural Communications


Rodney Strong Vineyards

Sanchietti Farms

Santa Rosa Chamber of Commerce

Schools Plus

Sonoma County Human Services

Sonoma County Office of Education


United Way of the Wine Country

Volunteer Center of Sonoma County

<em>With special recognition to:</em>

Professor Steve Diller's Design MBA Class of 2012

at the California College of the Arts