When you bend yourself into a letter shape or have an alphabet phone conversation, learning to read is FUN. Young children learn and retain more information when they are enjoying themselves. In Reading Games for Young Children, best-selling author Jackie Silberg offers over 200 activities that will keep children ages three to six engaged, interested and entertained as they acquire the skills they need to become successful readers. Organized by elements of literacy, such as alliteration, alphabet, letter sounds and rhyming, this book provides research-based information on literacy development in young children. The fun and easy-to-do activities require little preparation and few materials. Trusted author Jackie Silberg brings us another book full of wonderful learning activities.
A few examples of the fun and simple reading games you’ll find:
- The First Sound Store
- Betty, Batter, Butter, Bitter
- Where Is the Letter?
- Close Your Eyes Art
- The Sound Shopping Trip
- Singing the Vowels
- Food Names
- Letter Buffet
- Circle the Letter
- Alphabet Car Trip
- Sticker Sound Story
- Same or Different
- Long Vowels Chant
About the Author
Jackie Silberg is an early childhood advocate and popular keynote speaker nationally and internationally. She received the Distinquished Alumna Award from Emporia State University, recognizing her current achievements as well as her long and prolific career. Jackie lectures at Johnson County Community College.
My Take on the Book
This book had a great variety of games that were both fun and educational. I loved the way in which the book was set up, as it was very easy to follow and to implement. We tried a few of these games with our youngest and she had a blast. She actually asked us to "do it again". which is always a good sign. As parents I am always looking for wad to incorporate learning and fun and this is one book which will assist us in making this a reality!
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