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Learn to Read

NEW! Grandma Bubbles Books for Young Readers!

Teaching your preschooler to read? Grandma Bubbles has written some original, fun, colorful books that contain engaging stories that will keep your reader wanting to come back for more.

Jump in with Kit and Glug and teach your child how fun reading can be!

Click on the picture below or visit Grandma Bubbles' site at grandmabubblesbooks.com.

My preschool girls love reading Grandma Bubbles Books. Click here to see them read a few pages from the Kit and Glug series.

Here are some other products to help your child in their reading adventure:

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Book Suggestions

Here are some great books that are full of activities and ideas for toddlers and preschoolers!


Favorite Websites

StarFall

When my daughter was 2 1/2 years old I taught her how to use a mouse. I then set her loose on starfall.com. It is full of learning activities for kids. My daughter knew all of her letters and sounds long before she was 3, thanks to this site.

Starfall also has Learn-to-Read phonics books that you can purchase to help your child's reading skills develop even further.

Other Preschool Websites

Learning Activities

Colors

Before entering Kindergarten a child should be able to:


IDEAS FOR TEACHING COLOR

1. Get a small bag of colored pom poms and have your child sort them into different containers by color.

2. Make color flash cards by cutting 2 index card size rectangles out of construction paper and lamenating them.

There are several games you can play with these cards:

3. Make FILE FOLDER GAMES for your child to play that teach them their colors:

4. Read BOOKS with your child that help them learn their colors. Below are a few examples:

6. Make your own books:

7. Here are some ideas for TOYS AND GAMES you could get for your child to play with and learn their colors at the same time:

For more toy ideas for teaching color visit My Preschool Store, click either "Toddler" or "Preschooler" and then choose "Learning Colors".

8. Make some binoculars by covering two toilet paper rolls with colored paper, stapeling them together, making two holes and attacting a string to go around your neck. Give the binoculars to the child and tell him to go find something that is red and come back and tell you what they found. Continue this game using other colors.

9. Make or purchase Color Bean Bags (one for each color). You could do many different things with these to help your toddler learn his colors. Have him toss the bean bags into baskets that correspond with the colors. Call out a color and have him find that color in the pile and toss it through a hoop. Toss a colored bean bag to him and have him go find something in the room with the same color. There are many different things you could do with bean bags. Be creative and come up with your own ideas.

10. Color coloring pages with crayons.

11. Here are some DVDs about color.

12. Below are several more ideas of games you can do with your child to teach them their colors:

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