Teach children to read


Game with offers

Children read sentences in very different terms. These terms depend on the age of the baby, and how long he has been reading, and from the intensity, regularity of practice. How do you determine the moment of the child’s readiness for reading suggestions? The most correct would be to start learning to read sentences after successful completion of the reading of the words of 3-8 letters. It is important that the child understood the meaning of the words.

Try to gradually introduce offers. Start with simple sentences, consisting of 2-3 words. If your child is already 5 years old, gradually increase the number of words to 6-8. If your baby is only 4 years, limit while the sentences of 2-3 words, longer sentences, he will easily learn to read later.

The article presents 13 games. Proposals appearing in these games, the approximate and do not require precise execution. You can find or make suggestions, but try to make suggestions on topics close to your child about animals, about toys, about the heroes of fairy tales, etc.

Remember to read the proposals for the child is much more difficult than reading words. So perhaps in the beginning is to reduce the time of training.


Objective: to learn to read simple sentences, learn to understand what is read.

Age: from 5 years.

What you’ll need: a small “surprise” (this can be a new toy, book or magazine, pencils or paint, candy bar, a theatre ticket or something else that you will want to give your child), paper for notes, envelopes, felt-tip pen.

How to play?

Write the first note: “Look under the book”. This note does not hide, it will need first to give the child early in the game. The note, which subsequently hide under a book, write: “Look under the pillow”. The note, which will hide under the pillow, write: “Look in the fridge” etc. First time make 3-4 notes. The last note should be written, where is the surprise. Before the game, lay out the notes in envelopes, and the envelopes in the planned place for them. Tell your child that he prepared a surprise for him, only hid it, and offer to play – to find a surprise at the prompts. Or tell that the child received a letter from their favorite character from a fairy tale, but to read the letter he should, because on the envelope is written his name. How much fun will your child when he will find a surprise! And most importantly, the pleasure he receives not only from the surprise, but also from the process of its search.

After some time, the notes may become slightly longer, for example: “Check Inbox”, “Come to the door”, “Stand my back to her”, “Take 5 steps right”. Can use instructions, consisting of several successive commands, for example: “Sit down and look to the right”, and then more and more complex commands, for example: “Look in the top drawer of the chest”, “Get a note from the left pocket of the jacket”. Number of notes commands that you can follow for finding the surprise, you can also gradually increase.


In this kind of games are very well play in nature – in a Park, in the woods, near her house. For the organization of the game in nature use such notes as follows: “On a branch of birch”, “Look at stump”, “Look under the tree”, “Read what it says on the sand” etc.

Game will help to diversify and stay on the Playground. Invite a team of guys to find a surprise. Use notes command similar to the following: “Three steps to the right of the swing”, “Hidden under the slide”, “Look at the carousel”, “Dig in the middle of the sandbox” etc.

Continue the sentence

Objective: to learn to read simple sentences, vocabulary, to develop speech.

Age: from 5 years.

What you’ll need: paper or cardboard, crayons or markers, scissors.

How to play?

On the cards, of paper or paperboard write a few sentences that are similar in form but different in meaning. The last words in sentences do not write, leave a place for them. For example:

THE COW CHEWS ___________ .

DOG CHEWS ___________ .

ANASTASIA EATS __________.

The last words of sentences write on separate cards the same color and font as the proposal (HAY, BONE, PORRIDGE). Invite a child to read carefully the suggestions and add (decompose) them in the proper sense of the word. When the job can be “funny” suggestions, rejoice together with the child!

For games can use the following are suggestions and the like.


SASHA WENT IN _________ .

COAT HANGING IN _________ .






IT’S SNOWING _________ .

YOU CAN SWIM __________ .


SWIMS IN THE SEA ________ .


GOES ON RAILS ________ .



Purpose: to form the skill of a meaningful reading of proposals to develop thinking.

Age: from 5 years.

What you’ll need: paper, subject pictures, scissors, crayons or markers.

How to play?

Learn to read with the help of riddles. No child will impress mystery. But those mysteries that are found in children’s books, will soon be available to your child to read independently. Try to make available the puzzles themselves.

To selected subject images create puzzles consisting of a few simple sentences. Each picture is cut into two parts: one make significantly more than the other, cut horizontally or vertically. In large parts of the images on the reverse side write offers-puzzles. On smaller parts of the picture on the reverse side write the words-answers. Invite a child to read simple sentences and the description to guess what it is. Then find the appropriate word to connect the two parts. If the answer matched correctly, on the reverse side of the folded parts will guess the picture.

Use for the organization of each new game for 3-8 mysteries, every time it is desirable to make the puzzles any one common theme.

On the theme of “Pets” you can make the following puzzles:

Gives milk. Her kids are named kids. (GOAT)

Love master. Living at home or in the booth. (DOG)

Fluffy and sweet. Catches mice. (FEMALE)

With horns. Gives milk. Not the goat. Moos. (COW)

Like cabbage and carrots. Similar to hare. (RABBIT)

For the theme “Transport” please submit these riddles:

Passenger urban transport. Rides on rails. (TRAM)

Used for transportation of goods. He knows how to dump the cargo. (Dump TRUCK)

Floats. Without tubes and without sails. Need paddles. (BOAT)

Is able to fly. Rises vertically. (HELICOPTER)

Begins with the letter M Goes underground. (METRO)

Wears earrings. The bark is white. (BIRCH)

A deciduous tree. The berries are red. (ROWAN)

Tree. First letter Last letter T. Ü. (POPLAR)

Write or print on the printer suggestions from the list. Encourage your child to read them one by one and figure out what could be described after the event. Praise the child if he could name several answers.

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