Ways to Build Pre-Reading Skills
Kids who are beginning to develop the skills they'll need to read and write need lots of encouragement and exposure to learning experiences. These online activities and tips will help your child build pre-reading print knowledge, and beginning writing.
You can help your child make the connection between letters and sounds through imaginative play, rhyming, word games, and most of all, conversation!
Show your child how the printed word works. Give her lots of chances to explore books on her own and read together every day.
Scribbling is your child's first effort to use print in a meaningful way. He can express himself and build fine motor skills by working on art projects and playing with blocks, though there are ways to help improve his ability to eventually write.
World of Words
Fun with Names
Homemade Sidewalk Chalk
P.S. I Love You
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Using Language to Learn: Writing
Building Muscles for Writing
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