Practice color words in French as you color this popular LeapFrog character!
Play this Spanish version of our printable bingo game to practice the Spanish words for numbers and color names.
Play this French version of our printable bingo game to practice numbers and color names in French.
Playing Memory is a great way to reinforce turn taking and develop memory skills and concentration. Your child will also be working on short vowel sounds by saying the sound represented by each character.
Children develop phonemic awareness and basic reading skills by listening to the sounds in words. This printable encourages your child to find all the short-A words.
Children develop phonemic awareness and basic reading skills by listening to the sounds in words. This printable encourages your child to find all the short-E words.
Children develop phonemic awareness and basic reading skills by listening to the sounds in words. This printable encourages your child to find all the short-I words.
Children develop phonemic awareness and basic reading skills by listening to the sounds in words. This printable encourages your child to find all the short-O words.
Children develop phonemic awareness and basic reading skills by listening to the sounds in words. This printable encourages your child to find all the short-U words.
These coloring pages featuring the popular Letter Factory characters will help your child learn and remember the letter sounds.
Get ready for a fun letter ride with this coloring page inspired by the new DVD, The Amazing Alphabet Amusement Park.
Color Cat’s congas and decorate Dingo's didgeridoo while exploring the ABCs.
Thinking up and telling stories helps children to develop become creative writers later.
Develop your child's phonemic awareness and phonics skills--the cornerstones of learning to read.
Being able to differentiate between uppercase and lowercase letters helps children to identify the beginning of a sentence and proper nouns.
Print these puppets on heavy paper or cardstock and have your child use his or her imagination to narrate a story.
Here's a coloring page that will help your child practice distinguishing uppercase and lowercase letters, as well as tell the difference between letters and numbers.
Learn the vowel cheers and discover why vowels are so special.
Color the animal babies and play I Spy to practice matching pictures to letter sounds.
Sing the letter sounds to the tune of "The Wheels on the Bus" to drive home the letter-sound association.
Your child will have fun making this booklet featuring the animals from the Touch Magic Learning Bus.
This game is perfect for a camp fire, slumber party or long car ride. Kids of all ages can play together.
Make a set of "alphabet drops" and help your child learn the letters while staying active.
This activity will help your child create compound words.
Use a pretend shopping trip to practice recognizing letter sounds.
Help your child recognize words that rhyme.
Create new words by changing the beginning sound.
Show your child the differences between uppercase and lowercase letters.
Help your child practice putting sounds together to make words.
Help reinforce the alphabet with tactile letters the two of you make together.
Here’s a great way to learn the alphabet while playing outdoors.
With your child, make a book of the alphabet that your child can refer to over and over again.
With your child, make a book of the alphabet using animals as letter reminders.
Turn listening for consonant blends into a carnival game.
Use simple riddles to encourage your child to make rhymes.
Use charades as a way to teach new vocabulary.
Build your child's vocabulary with this action word game.
Using silly surfaces to practice writing letters or words makes learning fun.
Help your child learn to print his first name.
Help your child match the letters of the alphabet with the sounds they make.
Make Letter Boxes to help practice recognizing the sounds for each letter.
Use play dough to shape letters, then play a letter guessing game.
Knowledge of the alphabet at school entry is one of the best predictors of later reading achievement. Have some fun learning about letters with these ABC games.
While learning to read happens over the course of many, many years, there are plenty of things you can do at home to help your young child learn to read.
Research shows that children who read a lot have better vocabularies than their peers who read little. No surprise there, but the real revelation is that the avid readers have higher cognitive abilities, better reading ability, verbal intelligence and practical knowledge of the world.
Reading and writing support each other. The more your child does of each, the better she will be at both.
Early literacy opportunities at home encourage reading readiness. Use these tips to help your child develop the prereading skills that will prepare him for kindergarten.
Use these tips to create early literacy experiences for your child that will contribute to his success in kindergarten and beyond.
Learning to read is one of the most important skills your child needs for school and life success. Start at home, now, to encourage growth.
Choose children’s books wisely with these helpful criteria.
Encourage a love of reading in your child with these ten suggestions from The National Head Start Association.
Predictable books have repeated phrases, questions or rhymes, and give yourng children a wonderful opportunity to participate in the reading process.
Help your child develop an ear for rhyme with these rhyming tips, activities and books.
Invite your child to give you the details of his day.
Ask questions that require your child to give more than a yes or no response.
When you read aloud to your child, ask him to name and describe objects and characters that appear in the illustrations.
Ask your child to tell you a story, then ask questions that help your child keep the story going and add details.
Spark your child’s imagination and interest in reading and creative writing.
Shape cookie dough into the letters of the alphabet to give your child practice forming letters.
Test your child by asking her to tell you which of two names sounds longer.
Help your child learn the letters in her name by playing I Spy.
Teach your child letter sounds by helping him come up with words that begin with the same sound as the first letter in his name.
Clap out the syllables of your child’s name, then the names of people your child knows.
Challenge your child to name the beginning sounds of objects around her.
At the grocery store, search for items that begin with a particular sound.
Plan a picnic with your child by thinking of items that begin with the same sound.
Concentrate on the letter H while teaching the parts of the body.
Look for animals at the zoo that begin with a particular letter.
Wherever you and your child go, find ten things that can be tasted and begin with the letter T.
Rhyme is a fun way to reinforce letter-sound associations.
Pick a letter of the day and look for it everywhere.
Have your child complete a list of words that begin with the same sound.
Teach your child simple rhymes to say along with you.
Play this game with your child to create simple rhymes together.
Show your child how rhythm and rhyme can be good memorization tools.
Challenge your child to discover how many ways she can use or identify the assigned letter of the day.
Cooking together is a great opportunity to teach your child new words.
When at a store, teach your child the names of new things.
At different points in a story you read aloud, ask your child to recount what’s happened so far.
Discuss story characters and their actions to help your child comprehend and interpret what has just been heard.
Help your child learn to print his first name.
Set up an area for your child to practice writing the alphabet.
Stretch your child's vocabulary and his acquaintance with colors using a simple box of crayons.
Persuade a reluctant bather by adding an element of fun to bath time.
Raise a reader by providing a home that is rich with books and print.
Does your prereader pretend to read her own books? If so, keep it up!
Draw dots for your child to connect to write his name.
Introduce your preschooler to the world of books and you'll inspire a lifelong love of learning.
Educational, or sexist? Do fairy tales have a place in our modern world?
Break words down into their phonemes, or individual sounds, to develop phonemic awareness.
When reading to your child, state the name of the author and illustrator.
Find a common sight word in a book you are reading with your child and hunt for it on other pages.
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