Fun activities to teach reading to a kid!
January 21, 2009 11:39 AM Subscribe
Tutoring advice for young kids (5 y.o.): Keeping it fun, learning to read
posted by sdis to Education (6 answers total) 4 users marked this as a favorite
I'm currently tutoring a 5 year old Korean girl in English, basically preparing her for 1st grade when she moves back to the US. She's smart, and has attended Pre-K in the States for a year and has good spoken English.
She knows her letters, though she has plenty to learn about good handwriting and getting a little more coordinated with her hands.
The only thing she needs to catch up a bit in is reading; she can recognize the names of the letters, and tell me the sounds they should make if I quiz her, but putting those sounds together into words is taking more concentration than she's willing to give, and trying to push it (or trying to work on handwriting for more than a few minutes, for that matter) gets her very bored very quickly.
What fun activities can I do with her that will trick her into learning to make the transition from reading individual letters to reading words?
(While you're at it, name some fun kindergarten activities I can do with her in any subject; the more I have in my back pocket, the better!)