Playful Activities for Reading Readiness: Laying a Foundation for Literacy
Children learn best through play.
Did you know play supports children’s skill building, from language and literacy to memory and math? Through play, children can experiment with words and concepts, express emotions and ideas, and make connections.
Playful Activities for Reading Readiness offers purposeful, play-based activities to develop the foundational literacy and language skills young children need to succeed in school.
Learn research-led tips to guide children to play their way through enhancing critical components of early language and literacy instruction, including:
- Oral language
- Phonological awareness
- The alphabetic code
- Word recognition
- Foundational fluency
- Concept knowledge
- Early writing
Full of hands-on, use-tomorrow activities, ideas for extended practice in centers, literacy connections, and real-life classroom examples, Playful Activities for Reading Readiness will help pre-K and kindergarten teachers provide children a firm literacy foundation. These expert-approved tips are correlated to the Head Start Early Learning Outcomes Framework and kindergarten Common Core State Standards.
After all, learning to read can—and should—be fun!
Paperback, 376 pages