The best way to fine tune your child’s reading skills is to find time to practice every day. And most kids learn better when they’re doing something they want to do, not because they have to. These kid-approved activities and games are fun and help build reading skills. They’re simple enough to make part of your routine: during playtime, at meals and snacks, or when you’re out and about.
These kid-approved activities and games are fun and help build reading skills.
They’re simple enough to make part of your routine: during playtime, at meals and snacks, or when you’re out and about.
Black and white high-contrast images help to stimulate babies’ visual and brain development. Here’s an activity that introduces basic shapes and images to help set the stage for letter learning.
As your baby approaches his first year, he is beginning to pay closer attention to illustrations in books. Use that budding interest to build his vocabulary and language
Babies love to hear their own names! Try substituting your child’s name in simple nursery rhymes to build pre-reading skills like phonological awareness.
Your baby is becoming more skillful in using her hands, and many infant toys -- like pegboards and puzzles -- foster the fine motor development that will help with beginning writing and other pre-reading skills later on.
As your baby hears new words and explores new materials, creative water play will stimulate her language and cognitive development, important parts of pre-reading development.
Even though your infant can’t talk, he is starting to learn that he can use signals to communicate. When you're aware of your baby’s attempts to communicate and try to interpret his needs, you are building his pre-reading skills.
Play games that involve music and movement to help your child develop beginning reading skills like listening and speaking.
Rich sensory experiences (like feeling different textures) help introduce fine motor hand movements, which can strengthen beginning reading and writing skills as your baby grows.
Use this simple water-play activity to expose your toddler to alphabet letters and their sounds.
This simple, self-directed drawing activity will help your child develop the skills needed for later writing success.
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