*NOTE: This is a kindergarten skill, but we’re sharing here because many preschoolers are advanced. If your preschooler is ready for this skill, feel free to teach it!
If you’d like to build your preschooler’s literacy skills, make sure that you don’t forget to help them read sight words.
WHY PRESCHOOLERS SHOULD READ SIGHT WORDS
Sight words are words that do not follow the common rules of spelling and also make up the majority of children’s beginning print. The idea is to get children to be able to recognize these words without having to sound them out. There are new sight words to be learned at each reading level.
Learning sight words gives children the ability to decode the meaning of text, especially when there are also pictures to use alongside the sight words. This promotes confidence in the child, which is a positive indicator for future success in reading. Learning to read sight words enhances reading comprehension as well.
5 ACTIVITIES TO HELP PRESCHOOLERS READ SIGHT WORDS
Click any image below to see detailed instructions on how to do the activity.