Reading is a fundamental skill that has to be learnt with repetitive practice. There are a few core skills that young children need to master as they begin to learn to read. The stronger the base, the easier it is to build more complex reading skills upon it. Important skills that young children should know are phonemic awareness, vocabulary, sight words, phonics and letter recognition. Making the process fun and less of a chore makes it easier for kids to absorb what they learn. Online reading games can be coupled with other games to bring variety to the table.
Reading Games for Kids
Children learning the alphabet can be taught to recognize the lower and upper case letters with a little game. Draw a square grid and write the alphabet in lower case in each box. On a Post It, write an upper case letter and stick it on a toy car. Ask kids to park the car in the box which has the corresponding lower case alphabet.
Kids can also listen and trace upper and lower case letters with the app Letter Lab.
Corinne Jacob is a wannabe writer who is convinced that kids learn best when they’re having fun. She is constantly on the lookout for new and exciting ways to make learning an enjoyable experience. Corinne loves all things that scream out un-schooling, alternative education and holistic learning. You can find Corinne at her blog, Alternate Tutelage.
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