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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Kids get in lots of letter learning as they play this fun twist on regular tag, which engages their minds as well as their bodies.
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.
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.
The whole family can play this fun homemade game, and your little one will get some great practice learning his letters and thinking on his feet!
Storytelling is a great way for kindergarteners to develop their speaking and writing skills. In this activity, get your child to start sharing by creating Character Cubes! Just roll these dice and start spinning stories!
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.
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 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.
Beanbags are one of the most useful learning tools you can find. Try some of our favorite educational bean bag challenges.
Recycle your cereal boxes and engage your child's creativity with this fun arts and crafts project. The end product is a cool house that your child can decorate and play with anytime he wants.
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