Here are some activities to do with your child if he/she is really anxious to learn to read and write some sight words. Learning to read should be fun, but if your child can't remember the letter names or the sounds each letter makes then some of these activities may be too difficult or frustrating. Try some letter activities
first then come back to these word activities another time.
Practice "Phonemic Awareness" and "Sound-Symbol" Matching
Have fun rhyming, blending sounds, segmenting, and matching sounds!
Rhyme With Reggie
Read Stories and Play Word Games with Clifford
Practice your reading skills and play some word games online
Links to More Online Stories to Practice Reading
Play "What's the Word?" in your car or in a line anywhere!
Say a one-syllable word sound by sound (not letter by letter)
and see if your child can hear the sounds and blend them into a word.
Click here for more activities from Mrs. Brooks, Reading Specialist
|Parent: "c...a...t" What's the word?"
Child: "c...a...t" "cat"
|Parent: "s...t...o...p" What's the word?"
Child: "s...t...o...p" "stop"
Print 30 words to learn - on labels or plain paper.
(formatted to fit Avery labels 5160 30/page 1" x 2 5/8")
25 Kdg Words + by, of, are, play, she
Print the list above and play "What's The Word?" You sound out one of the words sound by sound and your child guesses which word it is and points to it. (Skip the sight words for this game since their letter sounds don't make a word that makes sense. Instead, you can say a sight word such as, "the, you, of, do" etc and ask your child to point to it and say the word.)
Printable Word Wall Word Game: I have (and). Who has (zoo)?
Online Word Activities
Learn to Spell Word Activities
Learn to Spell Word Songs
The One 1 Letter Word Song
The Two 2 Letter Word Song
The Three 3 Letter Word Song (CVC)
The Three 3 Letter Word Song
The Four 4 Letter Word Song
The Five 5 Letter Word Song
The Six 6 Letter Word Song
Lists of words for blends, digraphs, letter sounds, r-controlled vowels,
short and long vowel sounds, vowel combinations, and vowel diphthongs.
Fry's List of 300 instant words
Favorite Books and Authors
Check out all the fun printable activities at Jan Brett's
Visit other authors like Dr. Seuss
and favorite characters
such as, The Berenstain Bears, Franklin the Turtle,
Arthur, Clifford the Big Red Dog and others!
Don't miss these fun and educational websites with printable activities,
crafts, songs, online games and activities geared towards children!
Things to Do
Printables, MiniBooks, and Online Activities
Mrs. Jones' Room Kdg Program Info
Letter of the Week Sing Along Songs