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 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 baruffifans@gmail.com. The picture could be posted to this website!

Build your vocabulary

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 baruffifans@gmail.com 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:

  • Salt
  • 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 baruffifans@gmail.com.

Picture board