Reading worksheets, especially the cut and paste variety below, are fun for kids and allow them to continue to learn and review words.
Each of the worksheets below has eight words in a specific category. Try animal names, clothing words, types of food or furniture, nature or school supply words, number or shape words, or tool and toy words.
To use the free printables, simply cut out the eight pictures at the bottom of the worksheet. Paste each picture in the box under the correct word.
Kids enjoy cut and paste activities. Bring out the scissors and glue and children always want to participate.
Remember that the more children are exposed to words the easier reading becomes. Print out one or more for a fun reading activity.
Even children without full reading skills will be able to complete these free worksheets. Have the children say the picture word out loud and use the beginning sound to figure out where the picture should be placed.
Not only are cut and paste activities fun for kids, but they are also beneficial for learning small motor skills.
Read to your child. Daily if possible. While you are reading, use your index finger to underline the words as you read. This helps your child to correlate what they are seeing with what they are hearing.
After your child has learned many letters and their sounds, try stopping on a word to see if your child can read or sound it out. Start with simple two or three letter words.
Then, once your child has acquired some reading skills... take turns. You read one page, they read the next one.
Soon enough, your child will be reading books to you. Make sure to use praise every step of the way. Learning to read is a huge accomplishment.
Try this game while you are out and about...
In a grocery store or mall, read something. Point out, for example, that you can read the name of the cereal you are buying. Challenge your child to be next. See if they can find something they can read. Take turns, and before you know it, your shopping will be complete, and your child will have played a fun learning game.