Raising a reader isn’t always easy. It takes time, hard work, and lots of patience. But it’s worth it! And luckily, there are plenty of fun reading activities that you can do with your preschooler to help them develop a love for books.
From reading stories together to going on book scavenger hunts, these activities will keep your little one entertained and engaged in reading. So get ready to have some fun!
Do you have a voracious reader in your life? Are you scrambling to find reading activities for your child? You want to guide your child with some fun reading activities, but you don’t want to bore him.
I get it.
Today is your lucky day.
Reading Activities for Preschoolers
Psst…Look below…yes, down there…you should see four easy reading activities that will change your life. I only speak the truth.
#1 – Compound Word Puzzles
I used index cards and a marker to create several cards with compound words written on them. I cut the words in “half” to break up the compound word. The control of error is the puzzle piece. My boys love compound word reading activities that involve puzzles.
#2 – Word Families
Simple. We love simple, right? I used old file folders that I was about to recycle. I cut them into strips and wrote the ending sound outside the strip.
The word family is revealed to the reader when you open the file folder. Bam! Word family reading activities are a favorite in our home.
#3 – Silent “E”
I am not sure why, but I love Montessori’s “silent e” work. It is fantastic that adding an “e” to the end of the sentence changes the sound of the other vowel. Luckily for me, my sons think it is cool, too.
I used index cards to write the original word without the “silent e.” Then I wrote an “e” on a single index card. We reviewed the word without the “silent e” and the concept of “when there are two vowels, the second vowel is silent, and we say the name of the first vowel.”
Then slide the “s” onto the original word (e.g., “can” becomes “cane”). Don’t forget to grab my FREE silent e cards!
#4 – Silent “E” work with Moveable Alphabet
Simple and inexpensive. You may just have these items in your home or classroom already. So (gasp!) you don’t need to spend a dime. I love those types of reading activities.
It’s never too early to start reading to your child, and it’s also never too late. The important thing is to find activities that work best for both you and your reader.
Do you enjoy spending time together in the kitchen? Why not bake a cake or cookies and read the recipe as you go?
Or maybe taking a nature walk is your style; bring a copy of Brown Bear, Brown Bear What Do You See? and look for all the animals mentioned in the book.
No matter what you choose, make sure it’s something you both enjoy doing.
What are some of your favorite reading activities?
Thanks for reading…