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Activities for Readers, Grades 2-5

Talking, playing and even cooking with your child can help reinforce the reading skills learned in school. Here's how.

Rev up reading for second graders

Easy activities to help your second grader master essential reading skills.

Learn the language of rhythm

Popsicle sticks and pipe cleaners spell out musical grammar for first- and second-graders.

Learning Tips for Home

Check out these educational tips to try at home with your child.

Create a noisemaker

How you can help at home: This easy-to-make noisemaker reinforces the science skills of observation.

Do You Know Your Family Tree?

Putting together a family tree is a great educational activity that uses math, writing, research and history skills.

Create a mummy

How you can help at home: Make shawabtis, small mummy-like statues, to introduce your child to the art of ancient Egypt.

Create an Obelisk

How you can help at home: To learn about Egyptian art, try making your own obelisk out of paper.

Play a matching game

How you can help at home: Try this fun game that helps students think about how words are related.

Keeping a journal

How You can help at home: Have your child keep a journal and build reading and writing skills.

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