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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!

Practice Reading with Newspaper "Highlights"

Help your first grader start lifetime reading habits with print that's all around us.

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!

The Build-a-Word Card Game: Better than Go Fish!

Compound words may look hard at first, but things get easier if kids can spot two smaller words that they already know. Want to add a little "holy moly!" to something that can feel ho hum? This card game will help you practice making compound words-- and have some fun while you're at it!

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.

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!

Digraph Bingo

Digraphs are letter pairs like "sh" and "ch" that together make a single sound. Learning them can be tricky for new readers, but this bingo game makes it easy...and fun!

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!

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!

Host a Magazine Scavenger Hunt!

It's easy to turn old magazines into a fast-and-furious finding game that's both fun and educational for kids. Let the games begin!

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