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.
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.
Ask a child if he wants to practice his alphabet and you'll likely get snubbed. But ask if he'd like to play letter detective? You just might hook yourself a fish.
When it's snowing outside, A is for arctic, B is for brrr, and C is for cocoa! Craft a winter words alphabet book to celebrate the winter season with your child.
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!
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.
Learning the alphabet and letter sounds is extra fun if you play a game that you and your child made together! This game is very inexpensive to make and allows your child to practice using scissors and glue.
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!
Make and play a Crazy Eights-inspired card game with your kindergartener to help boost her understanding of phonics and word families.
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!
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