According to experts, there are three major things that prepare children to read. Read on to learn what they are and how to incorporate them into your child's day
Here are five easy steps to help transform a casual bedtime story into an opportunity to rocket your kindergarten kid towards reading.
Here's what teachers typically cover and a checklist for where your child should be by year's end.
Reading Study Help
Kindergarteners develop phonological awareness skills in a variety of ways, including lots of fun, hands-on games. Here's a fun way to get your child to listen to beginning alphabet sounds and match them with their letter symbols.
If you're looking for a way to display your child's artwork on the fridge, look no further! This activity recycles old magnets from insurance companies and turns them into pieces of flair for your fridge. Get creative as you make one-of-a-kind magnets for your one-of-a-kind kid!
Want to get your kids out of the house? Hunt for natural objects outside for each letter of the alphabet and compile them into a special alphabet nature book.
Want to help your child learn how to read? Put down the books and pick up the fishing rod! This silly game is a fun way to introduce and reinforce sight words--by fishing for them!
This game may not win your child a giant stuffed giraffe, but it will help boost his reading and spelling skills. Bring out the paper cups and let's build some words!
Learning the alphabet and letter sounds is extra fun if you play a game that you and your child made together! This game is very inexpensive to make and allows your child to practice using scissors and glue.
This simple game isn't just a diversion, it teaches your child to identify the incorrect word within a familiar verse. This provides important practice in how to contextualize what they are hearing, which is a great step towards reading and writing.
Want to spark some creativity? Not only is this bookmaking activity quick and fun, but it gives emerging readers insight into how a story's pictures provide context clues.
Kindergarteners love to play games. And this activity fits the bill. But underneath all the pirate booty and the thrill of the hunt, they'll get solid practice in learning to recognize letters and sounds.
Once your child can recognize the letters of the alphabet, try out this activity that encourages simple word recognition.
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