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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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!
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!
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!
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!
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.
Help your kindergartener pick up spelling, alphabetical order and reading fast with just simple clothespins and paint sticks!
Beanbags are one of the most useful learning tools you can find. Try some of our favorite educational bean bag challenges.
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!
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.
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