You can help them show off what they’re learning by creating an “I Can Read It” box. You’ll need a file box, some file cards, and some pencils or pens.
Each day, ask your child to choose a word she can read. Start with a favorite color (red, blue, pink), a favorite animal (cat, dog, kitten), or any other word your child can read. Write it on a card. Show your child the card and have her read it to you.
The next day, ask your child to choose a different word. Write it on a card and ask her to read it. Then show her yesterday’s word to make sure she can read it.
As days go by, your child’s list of words will get longer. You may not want to review every word every day, but choosing a few words for review will make sure she can still read all the words in her box. By the end of the year, your child will have a thick set of cards. And she’ll be proud because she can read every word in the box.
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