Teaching young children to read is such an exciting part of early childhood education!
Learning to love reading and value books starts way before children are ready to actually start reading. Encouraging reading starts in infancy and really takes root in the preschool years. Here are some ways to encourage and support early readers every day.
If you are in our FB Community, you may have noticed our new weekly D.I.Y on a $5 Budget challenge. Each week we encourage our members to share creative activities, and D.I,Y items for their program that they have made for under $5.
This week I thought I would get in on the action and share this fun fruit and vegetable pick up activity I created for $3.
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Your preschooler is going to love this name practice activity!
This activity combines 3 things that every preschooler loves: bubbles, daubers, and (most importantly) their name!
Print out plenty of copies to keep your writing center stocked all year long.
This free PDF is editable, so you can insert each child's name at the top of the page for them to trace and reference during the activity.
Your preschoolers are going to LOVE this free Storytime Activity! This activity combines literacy, science, and math in one fun hands-on activity.
Pair this free activity with the book Forest Night, Forest Bright by Jennifer Ward. This book features beautiful illustrations that cleverly show forest animals that are active in different parts of the forest during the day and then during the night. Children can discover how activity changes in the forest depending on the time of day.
Learning to sequence and retell stories is an important part of learning to read.
Rebus stories are a good tool for teaching children to retell stories and pick out the parts of a story.
In this activity children read the story I Can Give My Dog a Bath with an adult. Then, they can identify the words and images in the word bank. Finally, they can sequence the events from the story.
**The sequence portion can also be done as a cut and paste activity.. There is both a color and a B&W version included
Set up engaging literacy activity invitations for your preschoolers with this set of activities. This set includes easy to set up activities as well as open-ended word wall cards to use with your own activity ideas.
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