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
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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.
Make a big green alligator out of household items, while helping your kindergartener practice letters and sounds!
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!
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.
Does your child love to play guessing games? Does she need help reading common words? Kill two birds with one stone, by making a family board game that's so fun, she won't even realize she's learning!
Make and play a Crazy Eights-inspired card game with your kindergartener to help boost her understanding of phonics and word families.
Looking for a fun and active way to celebrate Read Across America Day? Try this crazy balloon game inspired by "The Cat in the Hat Comes Back" by Dr. Seuss!
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.
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!
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.
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