Help your child make a pre-reader by giving him an eight page blank
book. Encourage him to draw pictures of objects in the sky, such
as, stars, the moon, an airplane, clouds, etc. Later, print the
sentence "I see ______ in the sky." on each page. Fill in the word
of the object from each picture.
Read the book to your child and then have him read the book back
to you. These simple repetitious stories are great for pre-readers.
Your child will feel like he is really reading and take much more
ownership of the story if he has helped make it.
On a large piece of blue paper, write your child's name. Then give
her some cotton balls and show her how to stretch them out to make
long strings. Next, give her some glue to brush on the letters of
her name. Then show her how to place the strings of cotton on the
letters to make her name look like it is made out of clouds. You
may want to extend this activity by giving her another sheet of
paper with her name written on it and have her cover the letters
with Cheerios or beans.