I was at a friend’s house the other week (you know who you are) and her 5 year old child brought a book out to read to us. Expecting a something along the lines of “Hop on Pop,” I was floored when she brought out a bonafide chapter book to read. Uh, my kid is still getting sent home picture books for his “reading” assignments….
Although this was beyond intimidating, I realize that children learn at their own pace and eventually they all even out, blah, blah, blah. Right? I’m the first to admit, my child is in a race with no one, when it comes to his education. I want him to be excited to learn and as long as he doesn’t fall behind his peers, I’m a-ok with that. But, upon seeing this 5 year old full-on reading, a light bulb went off for me: I need to be helping my child a little more. I’m not a big believer in reinventing the wheel, so I went online to find some great resources that would help me work with my child in a fun way.
Below you’ll find some great printables that you can use with your new reader. Know of any other great resources or tips for helping children with sight words, writing and reading? I’m all ears!
Sight Word Printable Worksheets – I love these, and so does Graham. He’s a big fan of using scissors and a glue stick, which makes these worksheets a win-win. I know these must have taken forever to put together, so a big thank you to Confessions of a Homeschooler for putting these together.
Not sure what words to cover? I’ve printed out the sight-word sheets and tackle these with Graham. I let G-man put an “x” over the words he knows. His thrill for crossing things off a list comes by him honestly. It’s a favorite past time of mine as well. StudentHandouts.com has tons of great resources for various levels if you need something different for your child.
These worksheet sets from KindergartenKindergarten.com are a fun way for the kids to work on their sight words. A little bit of coloring, gluing and cutting allows Graham to think he’s crafting instead of learning. One day, he’ll figure it out, but until then…
Graham loves a good rhyme; Who doesn’t? This matching game, let’s them play with rhyming words – and yes, involves a little cutting and gluing. I’m beginning to understand why I needed to send 15 glue sticks to school on the first day! 🙂 Find this game and others on, JumpStart.com.
Looking for something to celebrate the season? Try these turkey-themed color by sight word worksheets! Thanks to Tales from Outside the Classroom for this great collection!
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