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Learning to Read

Reading does not come naturally, kids must learn how. Keep your kids on the road to reading with these articles, parent tips, and expert advice.

10 Free Summer Learning Printables for Preschoolers & Kindergarteners

Print these early reading, math, and learning worksheets to help your child prepare for preschool or kindergarten over the summer. Also, print this Preschool and Kindergarten Workbook for even more printables from our friends at Funbrain Jr. read more

A Flag About Me

Children create a diversity flag that celebrates the uniquely wonderful things about themselves. This activity coincides with the reading of the classic children's book, The Story of Ferdinand. It can also be used when studying and talking about diversity in the community and around the world. read more

A Home for My Books

A Home for My BooksStarting a home library for your child shows him how important books are. Having books of his own in a special place boosts the chance that your child will want to read even more. What you need: read more

A Picture's Worth a Thousand Words

A Picture's Worth a Thousand WordsBooks that have no words, just beautiful pictures, invite you and your child to use your imagination and make up your own stories. What you need: read more

Advanced Curious George Double Vision Activity

Promote attention to detail with this visual discrimination game. Children must closely compare and contrast these two Curious George illustrations to find twelve subtle differences. read more

Balloon Connect the Dots

Connect the dots! Learn the letters of the alphabet and practice good pencil skills with this fun balloon dot-to-dot. read more

Be True to Yourself Book

Students create a book about themselves after reading the children's classic book, The Story of Ferdinand. The students' books explore diversity and what makes each person unique. read more

Beach Day Letter Match

A day at the beach! Draw a line between the picture word and its correct first letter. read more

Benefits of Reading Aloud

Reading aloud to children is hugely beneficial in promoting literacy. read more

Bunch of Balloons Color by Letter

Use the code at the bottom to match each color with its corresponding letter to reveal the colorful bunch of balloons. read more

Certificate for the First Time Reading a Book

Print out this certificate to congratulate your child for reading a book for the first time. read more

Chatting with Children

Chatting with ChildrenYou should always chat with your baby to help her learn to talk. But did you know it's just as important to talk to your toddler, too? Talking helps him learn language skills and lets him know what he says is important. What to do: read more

Color the Words in the Balloons

Color all the balloons that have the word "up." read more

Color the Words in the Clouds

Color all the clouds in the sky that have the word "in." read more

Color the Words in the Shells

Color all the shells on the beach that have the word "he." read more

Color the Words in the Stars

Color all the stars in the sky that have the word "an." read more

Color the Words in the Water

Color all the bubbles in the water that have the word "go." read more

Colorful Crab Color by Letter

Use the code at the bottom to match each color with its corresponding letter to reveal the colorful sea creature. read more

Curious George Coloring Sheet

Children will enjoy using their imagination to illustrate a scene from the Curious George series in this printable coloring sheet. read more

Curious George Double Vision Activity

Challenge young children to find the twelve differences between two Curious George illustrations. This early learning printable gives kids practice with visual discrimination. read more

Different Types of Reading Instruction

Whole-word instruction vs. phonics for reading instruction is discussed in this article. read more

Do You Know the Facts About Literacy?

Do you know the facts about the state of literacy in the U.S.? Take our quiz and find out. read more

Easy as Pie

Easy as PiePreparing meals is a good way for your child to practice his language skills. read more

Expert Tips on Improving Your Child's Reading Comprehension

What can you do at home to help your child with reading comprehension? read more

Farm Word Search

Find and circle each of the words on the farm! read more

Ferdinand's Happiness Pasture

Children think of what makes them happy, then draw those things to decorate a picture of a pasture. This activity extends the concepts from the children's classic book, The Story of Ferdinand. read more

First Letter Match 1

Draw a line between the picture word and its correct first letter. read more

First Letter Match 2

Draw a line between the picture word and its correct first letter. read more

First Letter Match 3

Draw a line between the picture word and its correct first letter. read more

First Letter Match 4

Draw a line between the picture word and its correct first letter. read more