Welcome to the Playground!

Wander around to find ways  to connect with ''Clarence" through different literacy based activities. 

Build Your Vocabulary

Here's another way to "Connect with Clarence" and enhance your's little one's vocabulary. Follow these cards to build words from the story! Send a picture of your kiddo doing this activity and send it to The picture could be posted to this website!

Let's Learn Italian

 Here we'll learn some words in Italian. Check back often to learn more words to add to your vocabulary.

Feel free to record yourself saying the words in Italian and send to me at and I'll add you to the Picture Board at the bottom.

Let's start with the words:     Hello     and     Goodbye                                                                                         
They're spelled in Italian:     Ciao     and     Addio
They sound like they're spelled in English:     Chow     and     A - dee - o

Salt Writing

Research shows that in order to become fully literate, children must have the ability to accurately recognize words upon sight and that reading ability can dramatically improve as children learn and work with these words. So, make it fun! Try Salt Writing with Clarence
Here's what you'll need:
A Cookie Sheet
1 Pointer Finger
Select any vocabulary words from the book and challenge your little one to use their fingers and create the word.
Please send in your photos to be added to the Picture Board below. Simply take a picture and mail it to

Picture Board


Your picture could be here! Simply take a picture and mail it to


For more photos to see who has Clarence now, go to Appearances.