Reading is by far the fundamental skill that affects all other school (or homeschool) learning. A child can learn independently, if they can read. Sure, there are other modes of learning, however, reading is vital to opening the door of knowledge in many areas.
This month is “Get Caught Reading” month, and Learning Games for Kids loves to help get kids reading and having FUN! We’ve got all the letters of the alphabet on our site, ready and waiting to help kiddos understand the symbol and sound associated with each. This is the first step on their reading journey.
Our sister site, Vocabulary Fun has some amazing Phonics games designed to take your child to the next step on the reading adventure. Phonics is the understanding of the sounds associated with the letter symbol, and putting the sounds together into blends.
This word maker game is perfect for those kids who are ready to move on to creating words with the sounds and blends that they’ve learned.
If you’re worried that your child isn’t reading on level, here is a Reading Skills Pyramid that will help you identify your child’s strengths and weaknesses. By identifying weaknesses, you can go back and review and solidify your child’s understanding. A good foundation of the fundamental concepts is essential in building a successful reader.