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.