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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

GAME TYPES

FILE FOLDER GAMES

MAKING FILE FOLDER GAMES

File folder games are easy to make and easy to store. They are also nice because they help teach children concepts they need to know in a fun way.

To make a file folder game, follow the following instructions:

1. Print the main part of the game, the activity sheet, on regular printer paper. This is the part that will be glued to the file folder. Either color the picture or print it out in color. If you have a file folder book, pick a game you want to make and copy the part that is to be glued to the file folder onto regular printer paper and then color it.

2. Print or copy the game pieces onto cardstock. Color these pieces as needed.

3. Lamenate the game pieces either with a lamenator or contact paper . If using contact paper you can either lamenate on one side or both.

4. Glue activity sheet to file folder, label the file folder and lamenate. Again you can lamanate with a lamenator or contact paper. If using contact paper cut out a piece big enough for each half of the inside of the file folder. In other words, don't try to lamenate the inside using one piece of contact paper, cut it in half. You can choose to only use contact paper on the inside of file folder or on the outside also. I usually just lamanate the inside of the file folder with contact paper.

5. Put the game pieces in a ziplock snadwhich bag and either staple or tape to the file folder.

6. Enjoy!

WHAT IS CONTACT PAPER AND WHERE CAN I FIND SOME?

Contact paper is traditionally used to cover the inside of kitchen cabinets so they have a smooth surface and can easily be wiped out. http://contactbrand.com/

Click here to purchase contact paper on amazon OR you can purchase contact paper at your local Walmart. It is found in the kitchen section. Make sure you get the clear see-through contact paper.

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