If you want to teach your child to read, you have to check out these activities! They are fun, easy and you’ll have an early reader in no time.
Teaching your child to read is simple. It’s all about letter sounds and blending those sounds to make words. There are some sight words of course, but when kids are just starting out, phonics are key to developing good reading skills.
10 Teach Your Child to Read Activities
All these activities help promote the basics of learning letter sounds and blending them into words. They are simple so there isn’t a lot of prep or materials needed and they are exciting so children want to do them over and over. If you want some extra guidance on teaching your child to read, you’ll want to grab our Learn to Read system that will lay out the process for you step by step.
Many parents are surprised that this is a reading activity! Memory games and sequence activities are great to help children develop those skills before they start reading. This one is our favorites!
This has always been an exciting game and now your kids can play it and learn at the same time. It’s perfect for learning letter sounds!
Combine music with letter learning in this activity! Kids will love playing hot potato with this DIY toy.
There are lots of ways to teach your child to read, but this one will be a favorite for your active child!
We’ve learned lots of things with this exciting activity! Hide some letters and you can learn to read with buried treasure!
Now it’s time to start learning how to blend those sounds your child has learned into words! This game is exactly what it is called; a road to reading. It can be a little tasty to if you want.
You can do a lot with Bananagrams! Have your kids make as many words as they can. Spell words for them to make sentences, or just see if they can put the letters in order of the alphabet.
Reading, spelling and fine motor skills come into play with this fun threading game!
Remember these?! Practice some sight words and make your kids laugh with silly sentences made with a little bit of fate.
10. Secret Message Sight Words
Have a little artist or spy in the making? You might want to teach your child to read with some secret messages.
Which one would your child like best? Have any tips to teach your child to read? Share below!
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Ooooh! These look like so much fun! I’m trying some of these with my 4 year old and 6 year old grandsons. Thanks for posting this!
Chris James says
Hello Janine, Suddenly came across your site! It’s full of awesome education articles. I went through many articles. You have written indeed a comprehensive list of activities, helpful for kids, teaching children to read is one of my greatest passions. The information you have shared is beneficial for children of all ages. Thanks for sharing, keep blogging.
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Ooh, great list. I’m looking for ideas for my daughter who has started showing an interest in letters. Thanks for sharing. I think I’ll make her a hidden letter sensory bin this weekend…
John Parker says
Doing activities with your children allows you to promote their reading and writing skills while having fun at the same time. Everyone should be little creative while teaching with little fun you can get more. Always try to think out of the box while teaching. Children love new way to learn.
rachel frampton says
I have been planning to teach my nephews and nieces how to read books; that’s why I’m currently looking for children’s books. I never knew that lining up any object before a reading could help a child develop his/her skills. I’d also keep in mind to conduct an activity that combines music and letter learning.