Preschool Reading Activities

Preschool is a great time to spark curiosity about reading in your young child. Let them explore early skills with these preschool reading activities that use easy-to-find materials and clear instructions for fun and engaging learning! Learning letters and focusing on words your preschooler already knows makes learning to read enjoyable. Focus on high-frequency words and sight word activities next for even more fun.

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This alphabet bottle is fun to make and a great activity to keep your preschool child busy, while helping her recognize letters in a creative way.
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Teaching kids that stories have an order is important, despite how fun it is to listen to the tale of the tomato that put on his pajamas and went for a swim.
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Build a peek-a-boo book and give your child a fun vocabulary and reading boost, on the fly!
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Help your child understand that letters, put in a certain order, make words. In this fun activity she'll get to make her own puzzle, and practice letters, too!
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As your child plays photographer, snapping pictures around the yard, he'll also be practicing recognizing letter sounds, which will help him learn to read.
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How do you spell fun and learning? B-I-N-G-O! Children learn through play. And letter or number bingo is a great place to start.
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Help your preschooler begin reading and writing the printed word by connecting simple letter recognition exercises with this easy art project: alphabet trees!
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Children who know the names and sounds of letters when they enter school, learn to read sooner. This activity uses a clothesline to work on alphabet sounds.
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While kids learn when they can see or hear, they learn better when they can touch, too! Get your preschooler's fingers walking the alphabet today!
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Make your own personalized set of letter flash cards to get him thinking about the alphabet while boosting his fine motor skills in the process.
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This guessing game is a hoot. And it helps teach kids to categorize a set of objects-- a key skill for preschool.
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Let your child play with scissors! Put her to work, creating a book that will keep her busy, and help her practice her letters, too.
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This activity uses the signs and words kids see around them every day, to create a book they can read on their own.
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This cookie dough handles like molding clay, but also makes delicious cookies. Use this activity to strengthen your child's alphabet skills.
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This activity will give pre-readers practice building a story. And it's silly fun, too!
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This scavenger hunt game is simple, but it's fun, and it will arm your child with the directional vocabulary he should master in time for kindergarten.
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Lacing is a great way to practice hand-eye coordination, which helps with writing. Turn it into a fun preschool art project, by stringing up some ABCs!
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Play a phonics scavenger hunt no matter where you are. This game will have your child sounding out words and finding letter sounds in the objects around her.
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This activity turns kids into word detectives - scouring their way through documents in search of their prey.
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Here are some kindergarten readiness activities that you can do with reused plastic bottle caps.

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