Help your child make some of their own pre-reading books.
RED BALL BOOK
Cut some plain 8 ½ x11 white paper in half horizontally.
Staple together 4 - 6 sheets. Have your child look through
magazines and tear or cut out pictures. Have him glue one
picture on each page. Next give him some red stickers and
have him place one sticker somewhere on each page. Now go
through the book with your child and tell him a story about
a red ball that keeps rolling through the pages. After making
up your story, encourage your child to make up their own story
and "read" the book to your or to others.
Place pictures of familiar family members in a small book
like photo holder. Label each picture with the first name
of each person pictured. Give the photo book to your child
and have her "read" the book to you.
Help your child make a number book to read. Cut out 4 pieces
of paper in half diagonally and staple them together. Write
the numerals 1 through 8 on the pages of the book. Write "My
Number Book" on the cover. Have your child tear or cut
pictures from magazines of l object, 2 objects, 3 objects,
etc. Then have him glue the pictures on the appropriate pages.
Write the words for the number and the object on the bottom
of each page; such as, "five apples" or "seven
balloons". Encourage your child to "read" his
book to you.