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Learn Sight Words with a Water Game!

Try this goofy, outdoor game to build your child's reading and spelling abilities. Not only will you both have fun splashing around outside, but she'll be improving her reading skills at the same time!

Make a Story with Magnetic Words

Celebrate Read Across America Day with the words used by Seuss himself. Challenge your kid to come up with her very own story using magnetic words inspired by "Green Eggs and Ham."

Directions First: Reading to Draw

Here's an activity that'll encourage your young artist to read. Invite your child to decode directions on colors, numbers, and shapes in order to create cool pictures he can add to his art collection!

Sight Word Jenga

Help your first-grader improve his reading skills with this new twist on a classic game. Let your first-grader create his own wooden word blocks and play sight word Jenga!

Play Flip Over Vowels

Help your kindergartener tackle the "silent e rule" with this simple activity that's sure to leave her flipping over vowel practice!

Play Post-It Bingo!

New readers need to develop a "bank" of words that they can read by sight. If flashcards start to seem a little tedious, consider this fresh way to practice sight words to perfection...Bingo!

Play Letter-Sound Hopscotch!

Hopscotch is classic fun for little kids. Here are two variations of letter-sound hopscotch that can build your child's phonics skills and help her jump right into first grade reading.

It's All Natural! A Materials Scavenger Hunt

For many kids, it's a stretch to understand how manufactured things could come from nature. Help your kids make that connection by showing them what everyday things are made of.

Jump Rope The Days of the Week!

Jump rope isn't just good exercise. It's also a fun way to build your child's ability to focus and learn. Use these rhythmic chants to help your first grade athlete learn the days of the week and improve early reading skills!

Practice Reading with a Word Hunt

Let your child play detective and search for word cards you've hidden around the house. With this fun game, she'll have a great time as she practices her reading skills!