First grade readers spend hours and hours learning new words. In addition to the standard vocabulary words, your kid will also be learning sight word—you know, the ones that show up constantly in books, and that can't be easily represented by an image. You can always use flash cards to help your kid remember all these tricky new words, but as your kid will tell you, these can get old…fast!
Here’s another way to go: All you need is chalk and some pavement for this silly, fun, and practical game. A parent can play with one child, or for more fun, try it at a playdate or birthday party with a whole group of kids divided into teams.