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Sight words are words that tend to "pop" up, my school even refers to them as popcorn words. I saved the list from my daughter's Kindergarten class to practice with my son who also starts in the next school year. I am going to share this list with you. We played games with the words, such as popcorn bingo, where you can make bingo cards with the words and then you call out words randomly or by "pulling"them, pop a batch of popcorn for your little one to use to mark the words as they are called. This helps them to identify the words when they see them in a story. They will also have to be able to spell, write and alphabetize these words, so you may want to practice that too. Here's the list, hope this helps!
I was able to find a box of sight word flash cards at Office Depot for a couple of bucks, that I found helpful to. Have fun!
Great question! Sight words are words that offer very frequently in the English language, and that's it's easier for children to just memorize by sight than to try and sound out. Memorizing sight words is a key component of early literacy curriculum in schools. Follow the links for more info and a sight words list for kindergarten.