Reading is the one skill that if it is done well, can trump all others. The assimilation of the knowledge of all mankind is available through books.
The skill of reading will set the child up for a lifelong ability to grow beyond themselves. This early reading resource page is for you.
Reading is without a doubt the most important thing that children learn to do when they are in the preschool and lower elementary years. For some kids this comes easy, for others it is really challenging.
Phonics (the sounds in words) and whole language (whole words in isolation) are best to be taught together. Phonics give the child the ability to sound out words that they don't know quickly. Whole word learning is best done with short words you see all the time in writing, like "the", "and", "are", "we", "me" ,etc.
Knowing these words without having to sound them out helps the child to move through reading quickly and to feel confident.
With these two methods of teaching reading together, a child gets a good start at being great reader. Below we have compiled a great list of resources to add the last important element to being a early successful reader - fun and variety. It's the spice of life and definately imprortant to a preschooler and early elementary schooler's attention span.
Preschool Reading Videos
A cute video with great graphics that teaches how to sound out words.
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Alphablocks are cute little letters that teach their own sounds.
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Preschool Reading Games
Play is a great way to learn. For a child to do learning, independent play is priceless. Here are some of our favorite kid approved, interactive toys. Click on the image to see where to get them for your little learners.
Preschool Reading DIY Activities
There are lots of interactive learning that can go on with things you already have in your classroom or home. Click on the images to see more about each activity.
Preschool Reading Printables
Here are some of the quality free printables online. Click the images to print them.