My Book of WhyKids ask a lot of questions. Turn their tough questions into a Book of Why. It's a great way to start building a child's research skills at an early age and to show them that "Why?" is a great question!
Meg's petThe ability to describe events and tell stories is an important prereading skill. Children with good narrative skills understand story structure and that stories have a beginning, middle and end.
Short vowel word sortSounding out, or decoding, words with the consonant-vowel-consonant pattern (such as dog) is a great place for an emergent reader to start. In this printable, sorting words based on their sounds helps children pay attention to the individual sounds within words.
Signs for safetyAs they become readers, children need to understand that different texts have different purposes. In this printable, children distinguish between different types of texts, such as lists, newspapers, and signs.
Starts with …Help your child identify letter sounds. Distinguishing between individual sounds in a word develops your child's phonemic awareness, the ability to hear individual sounds within words and manipulate them.
Secret message (I like to solve puzzles)Kids like puzzles. Successfully decoding a secret message gives kids a great feeling of accomplishment. While having fun your child will also be working on identifying and writing the initial letter in a word, important skills for reading and spelling.