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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Once your child can recognize the letters of the alphabet, try out this activity that encourages simple word recognition.
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!
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!
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.
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.
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!
Create Fairy Tale Dice and inspire your child to weave fantastic fairy tales! Not only will this help your child learn about story sequencing, but he'll also get practice building up his reading and writing skills.
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.
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