You can also play word games, like recognizing store and street signs as you drive by them. Get a set of magnetic letters and write messages on the fridge. Sing the alphabet song as you put the letters in order. Write his name with the letters or a food word, like "cookie." He could even write "yes" or "no." Try labeling things around the house with word cards: "chair," "table," "sofa." You can add words like "red," "big," "little," or, "my" as his sight vocabulary grows. The point is have fun, keep it light, and follow his lead. If he tires of the game, stop. Good luck. -- Mary Ruth Coleman, Ph.D.
Reading Resources for a Preschooler
Gifted and Talented Expert Advice from Mary Ruth Coleman, Ph.D.