This collection contains fun and interactive activities designed to help parents and caregivers encourage reading and foster literacy skills in young children. Each recipe contains a book suggestion, but any book you choose can be used with the activities. Happy reading!
This recipe focuses on phonological awareness, which is the ability to hear and play with the smaller sounds in words. This is a skill that your child can work on long before he or she reads, but it will make learning to read much easier.
This recipe focuses on vocabulary, which refers to knowing the meanings of words. Being exposed to spoken language prepares children for school because children learn to read and spell more easily when they already understand the meanings of the words they are learning.
This recipe focuses on phonological awareness, which is the ability to hear and manipulate the smaller sounds in words. Most children who have difficulty in reading have trouble in phonological awareness.
This recipe focuses on narrative skills, which help children to describe events and tell stories. Being able to explain what happens in a story helps a child understand the meaning of what he or she has heard.
This recipe focuses on print motivation, which refers to a child’s interest and enjoyment of books. This begins at a very young age, long before a child can read. A love of books will give your child the incentive to keep trying when learning to read is difficult.