These March Pre-K reading activities can help your child get an early start on reading!
Check their Letter Knowledge
Spring is a great time to check in and see what letters and letter sounds your child knows. This can be as simple as writing down the alphabet on a small piece of paper and making a check next to a letter if your child can show you she recognizes it. Put a smiley face next to the letter if she can tell you the sound and a squiggly line if she knows how to write it! Or use one like this: LETTER RECOGNITION CHART
Rhyming is one of the most important pre-reading skills a child must possess before they begin reading. The books that taught most of us how to rhyme were by Dr. Seuss, and in the month of March we still celebrate hi’s birthday by reading his classic tales! His books are filled with rhymes, funny characters and repeating words, the perfect recipe for excited “pre-readers”.
Try the The Eye Book, The Foot Book, Great Day for Up, and Mr. Brown Can Moo, Can You?
Letters: k, v
K, k is for king
- Read: King Bidgood’s in the Bathtub by Audrey Wood
- Write: Practice writing letters on tracing pages.
V, v is for vegetables
- Read: Growing Vegetable Soup by Lois Ehlert
- Write: Use vegetables (celery, baby carrots) to make letter V.
- Once you’ve made your V trace it with your finger.
- Try “rainbow coloring”: Put a rubber band around 3-4 markers or crayons and draw with four colors at once. See if they can write their name!
- Give your child their own sketchbook without lines. Most grocery stores sell them in their office supply section. This will be a great place all their own for your child to write, color and get creative.