Reading cut and paste activities make learning even more fun. There is a page for every letter of the alphabet. What could be better than alphabet activities that are free printables?
The concept is simple, Cut out the pictures at the bottom of the worksheet. Paste each picture under the correct word.
Kids typically see this as a fun way to learn. Just bring out the scissors and glue and most children will WANT to do the worksheet.
*Using scissors and glue will also help kindergarten and preschoolers develop their fine motor skills
Use the worksheets during "letter of the week" activities, or use them randomly to reinforce letters and sounds that have already been learned.
Once children are learning to read words, the worksheets below will help them to retain what they have learned. They will also be learning in a fun way, which as we all know, means learning won't feel like work.
Children do not have to read well to benefit from the worksheets. If they know the beginning sounds of each letter they can use that information to complete the worksheets.
Children learn by repetition. The more ways you can show them the same information, the more likely they are to retain it. Use flashcards and worksheets as long as they provide a fun way for your child to learn.
Read to your child. Allow them to point out the words that they know and read along with you. Encourage them to read what they know and try to sound out unfamiliar words. Help out with words when necessary and use praise for your child's efforts.
Encourage them to read everything they see. Street signs, cereal boxes, store names (I can't tell you how excited my grandson was when he realized he could read "car wash") and all the products inside stores. There are words everywhere, which means the opportunity is everywhere. Being out and about looking for letters, something that begins with a particular letter, or trying to read words will never feel like work for the kids. Ultimately it becomes a game for them.
Reading is a major life skill that takes both time and patience to learn. All children will learn at differing rates. Never compare where your child is at with where other children are at. Simply use encouragement for whatever stage your child is at, and let them gain the self-confidence they need to move forward.