Let’s Read!

Reading together is a great way to bond with your child.

Let’s Read!

 

Read Together Every Day

 

Reading together helps your child’s brain grow and develop. Talk about the colors and pictures you see in the book. Make it a game to have your child find things on the page, count “how many,” or guess what happens next. Talk, read and sing to your child every day — just twenty minutes makes a big difference. WIC’s books are a great place to start!

Meet Toby & Luna

Meet Toby and his dog, Luna, as they come alive through online books. Toby & Luna teach kids about healthy eating and trying new foods. You and your child can read along with the videos and download the books to your computer or tablet. Next time you’re at the grocery store, have your child look for fruits and veggies they saw in these books! *The Toby and Luna videos are accessible equivalents to the PDF books.

Follow the Rainbow with Toby

Join Toby and his dog, Luna, as they count their way through a rainbow of fruits and vegetables. From red apples to blueberries, you are sure to find a new favorite food.

Download the Follow the Rainbow with Toby book* (PDF, 1.1MB).

Up, Up it Grows!

Read along as Toby and his dog, Luna, plant seeds and pick fruits and vegetables for each season. Look for Salvador, the mouse, as he joins the fun.

Download the Toby Grows a Garden book* (PDF, 1.5MB).

Take an Adventure with Zobey

Zobey is a friendly purple puppet with a lot of energy and a love for fruits and vegetables. Download the book to read together and have your child wiggle and hop along with Zobey. You can also dance with Zobey!

A Trip to Bugland

This book gives children the chance to move their bodies as they meet bugs and explore a garden. Zobey’s kid-friendly recipes at the end are a great way to try some of the yummy foods from the book.

Download the A Trip to Bugland book (PDF, 1.7MB).

The Adventures of Zobey: A Trip to Bugland

Zobey, Toby and Luna Cutouts

Zobey, Toby and Luna want to go on an adventure with you! Are you having a dance party? Cooking up a yummy meal? Reading a great book? Let Zobey, Toby or Luna join the fun! Simply print out your child’s favorite character and cut on the dotted line. Then have your child color and decorate the cutout and paste it on a small piece of cardboard. Have fun!

Take photos and videos of you and your child doing your favorite activities with your new cutout friend. Post a description of your adventures to social media with the hashtag #ZobeyAdventures or #TobyandLunaAdventures. Let’s see all the adventures our WIC characters can experience!

Download Zobey and Friends Cutouts (PDF, 2MB)

Download Toby and Luna Cutouts (PDF, 975KB)

Child and adult hands coloring Zobey cutout with crayons

Color Your World

Even small children can help decorate the table and learn about letters, foods and colors at the same time. Download these fun placemats for kids to color at home or on the go. Take some crayons and color them at a restaurant. It’s a great alternative to giving kids your phone.

Download the Coloring Placemats (PDF, 1.7MB).

Coloring sheet example
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