Activities for Pre-Readers and Beginning Readers

Help your child get excited about books by creating a personalized book mark or writing a book of her own.

By GreatSchools Staff

This activity has it all: reading, geography, baking and pie!
Brain Food: Make an Apple Pie

Sometimes it's OK to play with your food.
Make Macaroni Words

Here's how to explore the world without ever leaving home.
Take a Reading Journey

Start with a stack of old magazines for some silly learning fun.
Create Crazy Captions

Is your child learning the letters of the alphabet? Try this.
Make a Personalized Bookmark

Company coming? Your child can help you with this skill-building activity.
Create a Personalized Placement

You can help your child make a book even before she learns to read one.
A Homemade Book Can Inspire a Reader

With some help from you, your child can build both reading and computer skills.
Create a Name Book

Your child can create a keepsake for the whole family and practice language arts, at the same time.
Create a Family Memory Book