Play a Simple Reading Game
For your trip you will need:
Flash Cards with letters and words
Rewards or Treats
A Car or Toy (Optional)
Tell your child they are going on a trip down the reading road. Their destination? Will it be the buried treasure, the candy store, outer space? You must decide.
Next, set up a little story for your kids like, “Emma, you must drive on the road to find the candy store, but you have to find the secret word to get in and get a treat.” Place the letters that spell the word in a row and then place the reward or treat at the end.
Have your children find the secret word by saying each letter sound and then sounding out the whole word at the end.
Like Audrey, your child can use a toy to travel down the road as she reads each card. Audrey likes to imagine that the dinosaur is going to the store to get her candy.
This game is perfect for preschoolers. It helps separate the individual sounds so children can hear each one. Try taking a turn yourself so your children can hear how you blend the letter sounds.
Although sounding words out is frustrating for some young children, this game will help develop a love for blending letter sounds. That makes it easier for children to read sentences! Beware. They may start begging you to play!
How do you practice reading words with your preschooler? Please leave a comment!
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I love how they are encouraged by the special treat at the end. I have shared this one the Mess For Less Facebook page. Vicky from http://www.messforless.net
Annmarie Pipa says
wonderful fun way to learn!!
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Kathryn Ferguson Griffin says
Really like this! Thank you for sharing this. Also, thank you for the visit and sweet comment at The Dedicated House. It means the world. I would love it if you would share this at my Make it Pretty Monday party. http://thededicatedhouse.blogspot.com/2012/08/make-it-pretty-monday-week-12.html Hope to see you at the bash! Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse
This is a really cool idea. I’ll have to try it out with my daughter too. She will be learning to read this year so I’ve been looking into ways to help her and make it fun!
Angie@Echoes of Laughter says
Looks like a wonderful program! Have a lovely weekend! Angie xo
Marsha Cooper says
I so miss the young days with my kids!
andie jaye says
what a great game to work on sounding out words! and once those are mastered, this can be done with words to make sentences! thanks for linking up to tip-toe thru tuesday! *pinned*
What a neat way to learn to read for a hands on learner! Thanks for linking up with us last week at Trivium Tuesdays!
Oh, such a fun way to learn!! Thank you for sharing at Sharing Saturday!!
Great game! I keep that for later. My toddler is 2 and a half yo… He nows his alphabet in French and in English. I think he’s to young to lear to read because he’s not so good at speaking ( bilingual )
I stopped by via the Hop! I hope you’ll have a stop to my blog too 😉