Are you looking for a great preschool reading activity?
Set aside a special time to read to your child daily. Having been read to is one of the most important predictors of whether or not a child will be successful at reading. Your primary goal is to help your children enjoy books. You want your child to associate reading with pleasure.
Read picture books, chapter books, alphabet and number books, and nonfiction books that relate to your child's interests. Choose timeless tales over commercial fiction. Select stories that spark discussion, as well as multi-sensory, lift the flap or touchy feely books that invite touch.
You will know your preschooler is on the road to reading if he/she:
Take your children to the library regularly. I generally avoid busy story times, in favor of quiet afternoons where we have room to browse and relax.
Let your children check out books and play with puzzles and puppets, if available. Teach them to use quiet voices and handle materials appropriately. If they need help finding a particular book, show them how to approach the librarian.
Here are some simple preschool reading activities that will help your preschooler develop a love for reading:
|Usborne Picture Book Classics are beautifully illustrated, picture book versions of classic stories like The Gingerbread Man, The Town Mouse and the Country Mouse and The Emperor's New Clothes.|
|Usborne Phonics Readers contain phonics-based text that is cleverly blended with a funny story. Ted and Friends combines 4 complete stories into a single book. Usborne's phonics readers can also be purchased individually.|
|Usborne Dual Readers contain two reading levels. At the top of each page is a short sentence for beginning readers or young children with short attention spans. The bottom of each page contains more complex sentences that expand the story.|
The Complete Book of Farmyard Tales combines 20 stories into one volume, and comes with an entertaining audio CD that is one of my children's favorites!
Follow this link to find out why I recommend Usborne books and learn about additional resources for your preschooler.
Here are some additional preschool guidelines and tips for choosing a preschool curriculum. Next, look at tips and ideas for teaching:
Preschool science, and
Preschool physical education.
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