Should you have an early reader, these preschool learning activities will help to expand on what they already know.
Realize that all children develop at different rates. As a mother of five children, I can tell you that four of those children started kindergarten knowing all the letters and sounds without being able to read a single word, and one of those children (the middle child) started kindergarten reading at a third grade level.
Some children pick up reading at an accelerated level and others simply do not share an early interest. Either way is OK. Children should be allowed to learn at their own pace.
Should you however, have a child like mine, who wants (begs!) to learn, here's some printables to help you expand their reading capabilities.
Bring out the scissors and paste for a fun way to encourage reading.
Each worksheet gives kids the chance to see and read several words beginning with the same letter.
Simply cut out the pictures at the bottom of the page, and paste in the correct box.
Printable flashcards for all 220 Dolch sight words and 95 nouns.
Teach children to recognize these words by sight instead of using the process of sounding out each word.
Dolch words account for up to 75% of the words for beginning readers.
Here's some worksheets to help children become familiar with word-families.
Simply look at the word and picture at the top of the page and circle all the words in the same word family.
It helps to have the kids say the words out-loud.
Simple reading worksheets for preschoolers with recognizable picture prompts.
Gives kids the opportunity to see and read several words beginning with the same letter.
Once kids have mastered basic reading skills, cover the pictures and let them sound-out the words.
This worksheet is for children who have mastered the ability to sound out words.
This page requires kids to read two words, and choose the correct word based on the picture in each section.
There is room in each row to write the correct word.