READING READINESS CONCEPTS & SKILLS
Before entering Kindergarten a child should be able to:
- Remember objects from a given picture.
- Knows what a letter is.
- Has been read to frequently.
- Has been read to daily.
- Looks at books and magazines.
- Recognizes some nursery rhymes.
- Identifies parts of the body.
- Identifies objects that have a functional use.
- Knows common farm and zoo animals.
- Pronounces own first name.
- Pronounces own last name.
- Expresses self verbally.
- Identifies other children by name
- Tells the meaning of simple words.
- Repeats a sentence of 6-8 words.
- Completes incomplete sentence with proper word.
- Has own books.
- Understands that print carries a message.
- Pretends to read.
- Uses left-to-right progression.
- Answers questions about a short story.
- Tells the meaning of words heard in story.
- Looks at pictures and tells a story.
- Identifies own first name in manuscript.
- Prints own first name.
Check out the latest reading ideas from the NEW ideasforpreschoolers blog!
NEW! Grandma Bubbles Books for young readers
Grandma Bubbles has written and illustrated some cute, fun, colorful, engaging stories to get young kids excited about reading.
I sometimes have a hard time getting my 4 year old motivated to read. It seems like a battle every time I suggest she try to read a word or two. She loves to read Grandma Bubbles Books, however, and will pull them out on her own to read to her younger sister.
Her younger sister (age 3) is also learning how fun reading can be with these books.
Here is a video of them reading together.
Here are some other reading books, some of which you can make on your own:
- 101 Best Books For Children (pdf list) (curry.edschool.virginia.edu)
- Suggested Books and Activities (curry.edschool.virginia.edu)
- A Book A Week (curry.edschool.virginia.edu)
WORKSHEETS & WORD LISTS
FILE FOLDER GAMES
- A Lot of Phonics FF Games (geocities.com/phonicgames)
- Lots of phonics activities (edhelper.com)
- Ideas for Learning Reading Readiness Concepts &Skills (universalpreschool.com)
I've already started my 3 year old on this Hooked on Phonics Kindergarten reading program. I love how it walks the parents and children through step by step.
If your child does not know his or her letters and sounds yet, you can start with the Preschool Hooked on Phonics Program.
I love this product! It's a chart that you can hang on the wall that has a pocket for each letter of the alphabet as well as large clear pockets at the top. It comes with 212 letter and picture cards. There are several games and activities the child can do with these cards and chart including picture/letter match, rhyming, picture word scramble and many more.