Rad Reading: Literacy Activities

Reading...those first few steps toward literacy can be tough, but once your kid learns how, he'll have a blast uncovering new facts and exploring fictional worlds. If you're tired of struggling though the same books over and over and have had your fill of flash cards, check out these activities that make learning to read a breeze!

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Play with Words: A Pretend Bakery Game

Does your child love pretend and need practice with letters and the sounds they make? Get cooking! This activity is fun and builds key reading skills, too.
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Repeat, then Eat!: A Patterning Game

This incredibly edible activity gives kindergarteners the chance to practice identifying, copying and extending basic patterns.
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Questions, Anyone? Ask Your Way to Reading Comprehension

Help your child gain reading comprehension skills, as well as listening and memory skills with this fun activity that uses his favorite book!
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Reading Rewards

Here's a motivational kit that lets your emerging reader know you're with him for the whole wild ride.
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Guess The First Letter: A Reading Challenge

What's the first letter? Play this game with your first grader the next time you read together, and watch her reading skills grow as she climbs the levels.
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Play Nursery Rhyme Madlibs!

Here's a silly game that uses nursery rhymes to introduce a big concept in first grade reading and writing: learning about nouns and verbs.
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Directions First: Reading to Draw

Here's an activity to encourage your young artist to read. Invite your child to visualize directions on colors, numbers, and shapes to create cool pictures!
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Play Flip Over Vowels

Here's a fun activity to reinforce simple short and long vowel words for your first grader.
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Building Words

If your first grader has a hard time practicing his vocabulary skills, introduce him to this fun word building game.
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