There is an abundance of easy activities to help your child get ready for reading. I feel panicked when I realize that some parents are not aware of the preparation necessary to get their child ready for reading and kindergarten in general!! I myself did not realize what was necessary for kindergarten preparation, and now it’s even more intense!
This post is focused on easy activities that will help your child get ready to read. These are my posts for other ways to prepare your child for kindergarten:
50 Ways to Prepare Your Child for Kindergarten
How to Help Your Child Get Ready to Read
How to Get Your Child to Read – Kindergarten and First Grade
Help Your Child Get Ready For Kindergarten
Fun Car Games that Also Promote Learning and Thinking
25 Ideas for Reading Skills Practice at Home!
Super Fun Ideas For Reading Practice
Qualities of a Good Preschool
Top 10 Independent Learning Activities so Mom Can Get Stuff Done!
Memory Techniques to Help Your Child Remember Information
I saw an article recently about letting kids play until kindergarten. The article stated that you should let kindergarten prepare them for their school career and that REALLY frustrated me. You need to help your child get ready for reading and help them get ready for kindergarten! It’s so easy, but NEEDED!
Is play important? YES, play is important. Play helps develop a child’s imagination, dexterity, social skills and play assists in growing their physical and cognitive growth. You don’t want your child to struggle in kindergarten and some of these activities along with what you’re already doing with them will help prepare them for kindergarten.
I’m not saying that there should be a sign at the hospital that says “get your child ready for kindergarten” but around 3 years old there are simple activities that will make the school transition so much easier.
This is an example of one activity with some important parts of getting kids to read. Below this example is a document of different activities.
And discuss the process of making cupcakes.
Ask your child to repeat their favorite ingredients.
Ask your child to say the letters and trace/write it on the recipe book.
Connect More Activities
These are some of the additional ways connected to the activity above, to help your child get ready for kindergarten!
And an adorable way to remind you and your child that they’re getting ready for kindergarten!
Reading Rockets – this website has a ton of information about teaching kids to get ready for kindergarten.
IPAD APPS – these apps are for reading, math, etc.
My Pinterest “Getting Kids To Read” Board for many more IDEAS!
My Pinterest “Getting Ready for Kindergarten” Board for many more IDEAS!
There are a lot more ideas to help your child to get ready for reading! Please let me know if there is any other information or resources that you need. Please leave a comment or question below or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org (also, contact me if you want the activities document). I’d love to hear from you!