You Can Teach Kids Reading by Playing
Tutoring made me experience how to handle kids with different personalities and learning patterns. Tutoring also helped me to be creative and do research more. I was able to also apply all the things I learned from Ren’s Occupational Therapist and teachers through tutoring.
The only thing that I think is common to all my students is that they all want to play!
So, to make playing productive, I decided to incorporate reading with it. Here are some of the games I played with my students.
If you have some used cups, then recycle it and do this game. Get a piece of paper and write some CVC words (Consonant Vowel Consonant) on it. Paste in on the cups. Then get any small toys or candies that you can use. Let the kid cover her eyes while you are putting the item to find inside one of the cup. Then, ask her to guess where did you put it. The rule of the game is that she is not allowed to touch nor point the word. She needs to tell the word on the cup that she thinks the item is in. This will encourage them to speak the words.
Continuously change the words when she is familiar with it.
I used some Popsicle sticks to do this game. I wrote some Sight words on it. I read the words first about 3 times and then turned it around and scrambled it while the kid is covering her eyes. After that, I asked her to choose one Popsicle and turn it around. She need to read the word aloud before choosing another one to open. I usually add a new pair of words per session to make it more interesting and harder.
You can create your own cards by using a cartolina or even a scratch paper, put 24 different words on each of the square on the card. Then get another blank paper, cut it into small squares and write all the words that you used in the BINGO card (24 different words) then roll it and put it in a container. The rule of the game is that the kid should color or put a mark on the word that you have picked from the container and will say it out loud. This will practice their auditory and reading skills. This game is more fun if there are two or more kids in the area, because it is quite boring if there is only one playing it.
These are just a few of the fun activities that I did with my students.
Try it with your little ones and tell me if they like it also 🙂
Faith Hazel Almario says
Thanks for giving us ideas always. Keep posting
Cherry Tan says
thanks for sharing this nice and very creative ideas
Anna Marie says
Wow, thanks for this mommy levy. Very nice ideas!
Mommy Levy says
you’re welcome Anna 🙂
Yna Bronozo says
I love this since my nephew is starting to learn reading this would really help him. Our problem sometimes is his not in the mood to study, he just wants to play so by using the methods about he could learn and play at the same time which is more awesome. Will share this to my sister so that she could try it.
Faith Hazel Almario says
thanks for the tips. will do for sure
arjayssa reyes says
nice ideas! 😀 i could use this ideas to teach my kid and have fun at the same time. 😀
Marites Anselmo says
activities for kds is my most favorite categories of this blog cause i can relate. i also have 2 son’s. And i can apply this idea with my school boy my eldest his already in kinder. thank you mommy levy for this idea it helps a lot to learn sight words. Good job!
Mona Verdida says
Wow! This is such a great idea!!! Lalo na ngayon na tag-ulan that we mostly stay indoors, this is a great way to kill time. It’s fun and educational at the same time! Thanks, Mommy Levy!
kristine domingo says
this is a good idea it will be fun… my niece will play and also he will gain more knowledge while playing. My niece would be so happy about this… Good idea thank you so much.
Joan San Jose says
very nice idea, sana maraming makabasa nito para sa mga mommies na may maliit pa na kids, having fun while learning. Another great post from a Great Blogger 🙂 have a nice weekend Mommy Levy