Wondering how do you teach sight words at home? These creative, low-prep activities will get your child learning their high-frequency words in a hurry!
I think we can all agree that learning sight words is an extremely important part of early literacy. Ultimately, the more sight words your child can recognize, the easier it will be for them to have reading success.
Because sight words don’t follow normal spelling rules and patterns, they can’t be sounded out in the traditional way – instead, they essentially need to be memorized, so continuous practice is key.
But pulling out the same flashcards every day with pre-school, kindergarten or first-grade kids will soon get old. Instead, we recommend making it fun by engaging young readers with creative, hands-on sight word activities and games.
By incorporating sight words into their everyday play, kids will be much more willing to learn, and therefore master their list much faster (without even knowing it!).
To help you teach sight words in a fun way, we compiled this ultimate list of sight word activities. There are ideas for kids who need to release energy with active, gross motor games, tons of outdoor activities, hands-on sensory play ideas, free printables, and much more.
Our hope is that this list will inspire your at-home learning, and allow your young readers to really blossom.
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