Sunday, February 28, 2010

Fun Ways to Teach Your Child Sight Words

A really fun way to help your child learn sight words is to make four sets of the sight words on index cards. You can use different color markers for each word. Then, shuffle them like a deck of cards and play a "Go Fish" like game with them. If the youngster cannot read the word in his/her hand they can show it to the other player(s) and say do you have one of these? The reader players (parent or siblings) say the word, the youngster says the word first to be able to collect any cards, and collects all of them.
At the end of the game players win just like in go fish but can get "extra" points by reading their hand.
Another fun way to do it is like a cake walk. Put the cards on the floor and play some music. When the music stops you and you kiddo see what you are standing on. He/she reads both your card and his/her card. Help them when needed. They get to keep the card if they read it correctly. Game is over when all of the cards are off of the floor.
I have more- let me know if you need any.
( another way is good old flash cards and say them in silly voices to each other)

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