Teaching sight words helps build a strong foundation for developing literacy and reading skills. Sight words are high-frequency words that must be memorized rather than sounded out. This is something fun and productive to work on during the summer, particularly before beginning Kindergarten, though it can be done earlier!
This is what I have been doing with my preschooler, and we have mixed things up enough to keep it interesting!
|Gathering my supplies!|
In addition to basic supplies like construction paper, safety scissors, glue, and markers, I have LOVED using the Melissa and Doug Wooden Alphabet Stamp Set, the Do-a-Dot Marker Set, and the Preschool Prep Sight Words Level 1 DVD. These things are simple enough to use with your youngest learners, but they are super effective and fun! These are versatile enough to use with 3 year olds, pre-k, and kindergarteners. You can also use play-doh to form sight words for an additional sensory method.
Here are my printable sight word packs one and two, in addition to a free mini-pack! These packs will cover the top 30 Dolch and Fry sight words lists.
|gluing, tracing, and decorating|
|posting our words on the back of the bathroom door!|
|displaying our masterpieces!|
|previews of my super simple printable packs|