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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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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

THEMES

FAMILY

This page will give ideas for teaching your preschooler about their grandparents, great-grandparents, cousins, aunts, uncles etc.

FILE FOLDER GAMES

Make a file folder game using photos of your family. You could make copies of photos from a family photo album and then glue the heads of your ancestors, immediate family or extended family onto apples and make a family tree. Make two copies of each person and have the child match the faces. You could use the file folder game below, using actual photos or your family instead of the drawings.

My Family Tree (mormonchic.com/crafty/filefolders.asp)

You could also glue the photos to hearts, different shapes, or bodies. You could even glue a head of an ancestor to a body and turn it into a paper doll for your child to add clothes to, similar to the file folder game below. You could also use these making friends paper dolls as a template.

PAPER DOLLS

Make paper dolls for each of your ancestors. As the child pretends and plays with them she will start to recognize their faces and learn who they are. You could use these making friends paper dolls as a template and simply glue the head of your family member onto these templates. You could also use any of the other paper dolls you find on this page as a template for your family paper dolls.

FLASH CARDS

Make flash card by glueing or printing out four copies of each ancestor's head approximately the size of an index card. You could also make flash cards for cousins, aunts, grandparents...anyone who you want your child to get to know better.

Play the memory game with these cards by turning them wrong side up and having your child find matches.

You could also use these cards to play Old Maid or Go Fish.

Be sure to name who these people are as you and your child play with these cards so your child will get to know the names with the faces.

STORY BOOKS

Stories are a great way to teach your child about grandparents, great-grandparents and other who have passed away. Write down stories that you know about these people or find in their journals. Compile them into a book and illustrate them. You could also use a picture of the person you're writing about.