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.
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Here's a way to put numbers and letters - key kindergarten math and reading skills - together while creating a marvelous game piece for outdoor play.
When it's snowing outside, A is for arctic, B is for brrr, and C is for cocoa! Craft a winter words alphabet book to celebrate the winter season with your child.
Most little kids hate to sit still. Take advantage of your kindergartener's energy with this cute game that lets him practice building words while acting like a Mexican jumping bean!
Is your kindergartener eager to practice writing? Does he love to play with his food? Enjoy making designs in his mashed potatoes or carrot puree? Then he'll get a big kick out of working on his handwriting...using rice!
Make and play a Crazy Eights-inspired card game with your kindergartener to help boost her understanding of phonics and word families.
Ask a child if he wants to practice his alphabet and you'll likely get snubbed. But ask if he'd like to play letter detective? You just might hook yourself a fish.
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.
Create Fairy Tale Dice and inspire your child to weave fantastic fairy tales! Not only will this help your child learn about story sequencing, but he'll also get practice building up his reading and writing skills.
Break out the camera and get ready to explore the world of letters and sounds! Snap shots of objects that begin with the letters in your child's name and compile them into a book that will help him practice his phonemic awareness!
Few places are as dense with words as an ordinary grocery store. The next time you find yourself trolling the aisles with an impatient kid in tow, turn the trip on its head. Make it a reading adventure! Here are five ideas to get you started.