ActivityThe 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.

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My Color Folder

Prep: 15-20 Minutes / Activity Time: 5-10 Minutes

Make a folder game to help your child practice color words. It’s an easy, inexpensive way to create a fun and interactive activity for your preschooler.

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Listen! Look! Splat!

Prep: 10 Minutes / Activity Time: 5-10 Minutes
Listen! Look! Splat! will motivate your preschooler to have fun with sight words. Sight words are words that appear frequently but that can’t easily...

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Plunkety Plunk!

Prep: 5 Minutes / Activity Time: 3-5 Minutes

This multisensory experience will get your toddler touching and looking, hearing and speaking, up and moving!

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Sticky Note Letter Hunt

Prep: 5 Minutes / Activity Time: 5 Minutes

By this age, your toddler may enjoy listening to an alphabet song and singing along. This quick and simple activity will help to bring your toddler’s attention to printed letters in his environment.

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Read and Touch

Prep: None / Activity Time: 3-5 Minutes

It’s never too early to begin reading with your baby. When you read together, you help your baby to learn and to love books!

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Baby Sand

Prep: 2 Minutes / Activity Time: 5 Minutes

Exposing your baby to new textures helps to develop gross and fine motor skills. This exciting sensory activity will engage your baby in a world of exploration and amazement.

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Shaving Cream Shapes

Prep: None / Activity Time: 5-10 Minutes

Children love “fingerpainting” with shaving cream. It’s fun, easy to clean up and irresistible to little ones!

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Stuck On Fun!

Prep: 3 Minutes / Activity Time: 5 Minutes

Your child is sure to enjoy this tactile experience of peeling off and sticking on – and he’ll be working on his fine motor skills too.

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Wheel Writing

Prep: 5 Minutes / Activity Time: 5-7 Minutes

To grasp and control pencils and crayons, your toddler needs plenty of time to explore and experiment with appropriate materials that develop fine motor skills. Encouraging him to push toy cars or trucks around is a fun way to give him some fine motor practice.

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Ribbon Grasp

Prep: None / Activity Time: 3-5 Minutes

Here‘s an activity you can do to help your baby learn to grasp objects with her hands – it’s a skill she’ll need to hold pencils and crayons later.

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