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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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.
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.
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!
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.
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!
Collect 26 rocks and paint each one with a letter of the alphabet for your very own alphabet rock collection.
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.
Break out the camera and get ready to explore the world of letters and sounds! Snap shots of objects that begin with the letters in your child's name and compile them into a book that will help him practice his phonemic awareness!
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.
Make and play a Crazy Eights-inspired card game with your kindergartener to help boost her understanding of phonics and word families.
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