Materials: Reading materials: books, magazines, newspapers, flyers, menus, and stories your child may have written.
Comfy Seating: pillows, beanbag, etc. Small soft toys. Book bin.
Create a small, comfortable, quiet place to sit and read a book. Read the title of the story out loud. Point out the first letter in the title. Explain that each letter makes a sound. Example: “Blue Bird Has a Song.” Blue starts with a “B.” “B” says /b/.
Read the story. Point at the first word stating that we read from our left to our right. As you read, help your child find context clues within the story.
Ask your child to tell you what happened at the beginning, middle, and end of the story.
MAKE IT EASIER:
Read the story and describe what you see in the pictures.
EXTEND THE LEARNING:
- Have your child read the story to you.
- Find the letters in their name within the book.
- Find rhyming words in the book. Note that rhyming words end with the same letters.
- Decorate your reading nook, complete with a book basket, soft seating, and various types of reading material.