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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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!
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!
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.
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.
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.
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!
Once your child can recognize the letters of the alphabet, try out this activity that encourages simple word recognition.
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!
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.
Help your kindergartener pick up spelling, alphabetical order and reading fast with just simple clothespins and paint sticks!
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