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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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!
Collect 26 rocks and paint each one with a letter of the alphabet for your very own alphabet rock collection.
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.
If your child loves to play pretend, and needs practice with letters, get cooking with this activity! Not only is it playful fun, but it builds key reading skills.
Make and play a Crazy Eights-inspired card game with your kindergartener to help boost her understanding of phonics and word families.
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.
By the start of kindergarten, most kids are able to sing the "Alphabet Song." But reading, writing and understanding all those letters and their sounds? That takes more time, and practice makes perfect. Here's a journal activity that can help your child develop her alphabet understanding.
Fun and challenging, this energetic treasure hunt helps kindergarteners learn letter sounds.
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!
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!
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