Sight words are the work horses of the English language. They're words that appear frequently in print, but words that are either difficult to sound out, or don't follow the rules. New readers need to develop a “bank” of these sight words, so they can read them quickly, without having to pause to figure them out.
Want to give your kid a leg up with sight words? Put the flash cards away and pull out the construction paper! By creating his own book, your kindergartener can make something he'll be proud of, and get ten key sight words under his belt at the same time.