Our Reading, Writing, and Language Arts activities help build language and communication skills. Communication is essential for building social skills, learning new concepts and encouraging creativity and critical thinking skills.
Reading, Writing, and Language Arts Activities
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READING AND LANGUAGE ARTS ACTIVITIES
Kids will love exploring rhymes and sound with this printable rhyming kit that we made as a companion to Shel Silverstein’s A Giraffe and a Half.
Objectives: Reading Comprehension, Rhyming
Fun ways to promote reading comprehension and a love of reading. Try the free printable reading game. Even reluctant readers love this activity!
Objectives: Reading Comprehension, Reading Fluency, Critical Thinking Skills
The letter “X” can be a difficult letter for kids to learn. We have 3 Sensory Activities to Explore the Letter “X” so you could have your choice on the best way for your children to learn.
Objectives: Letter recognition, Crossing Midline, Handwriting Skills
These printable games are an engaging way to build reading skills. We combined gross motor and oral motor with matching and early reading.
Objectives: Oral Motor, Gross Motor, Language Development, Categories, Pre-Reading Skills, Visual Memory
A good vocabulary will help you go far in life. Some people acquire vocabulary easily and innately, for others it comes more slowly. Your kids will have fun learning new vocabulary words with these fun vocabulary activities for kids.
Objectives: Reading Comprehension, Vocabulary Skills
This Alphabet Game is a great beginning turn taking game for kids, as well as a fun way to help children who are struggling to learn the letters of the alphabet.
Objectives: Letter recognition, Turn taking, Phonics
Some children naturally learn prepositions just by being exposed to them but most children will need some help. Children will learn best when provided with a variety of ways to learn new skills.
Objectives: Teaching Prepositions
Before kids can read they need to know the alphabet. Here is a fun letter recognition activity for you!
Playing With Trains!
Trains seem to hold an enduring fascination over some children. There are many lessons and skills that can be taught at the train table.
Objectives: Flexibility, Sharing, Alphabet Recognition, Sight Words, Numbers
One young girl colors with abandon, scribbling colors whenever she can. Without her knowing it we also worked on language skills and categories.
Objectives: Oral Motor (optional), Fine Motor Control, Language Development, Categories, Pre-Reading Skills, Visual Memory
Enjoy our variations on the traditional egg hunt. This game can be used to teach phonics, rhyming and more!
Objectives: Letter Recognition, Rhyming, Number Correspondence
Shallow breathing affects voice and oral motor functions. Breath support exercises will aid in building stamina while doing gross motor activities as well as to act as a centering exercise for anxiety and lack of focus.
Objectives: Breath Support, Sensory Regulation
We are always looking for ways to build reading comprehension.
Objectives: Reading Comprehension, Critical Thinking Skills
When my son showed that he was ready to learn sight words it seemed that appealing to his sense of humor would be a fun way to get him interested in learning to read sight words.
Objectives: Handwriting and Phonics.
When a child cannot guess what the word says, they have to have some phonics awareness so that they can sound it out.
Objectives: Phonics, handwriting, Turn Taking, Story Telling
WRITING GAMES AND ACTIVITIES
Once a child is familiar with sight words it is time for them to start to learn to write sentences. We like having fun writing sentences so we came up with some beginning sentence writing games.
Objectives: Handwriting, Sentence Structure
Writing letters is an important skill to teach our children. A well-crafted letter can be a powerful tool. Even in this era of twitter snippets, letters continue to be an effective way to communicate.
Objectives: Letter Writing, Research, Perspective Taking.
Journal writing is a useful tool for many teachers and therapists. We use them to explore feelings, to develop writing skills and as a way to help our students express themselves.
Objectives: Self-expression, literacy, Critical Thinking Skills
Teach young children how to do research. Acquiring information is an important skill and it is never too early to start.
Objectives: Computer skills, Reading Comprehension, and language skills
Is your child an aspiring author? Do they love to write and want to see their work published? Here is a resource for them. There are so many places where kids and teens can submit their work for publishing.
We asked some talented parents, educators, and bloggers for their best Pre-handwriting and Alphabet Printables and they responded with a wealth of learning activities!
There are many reasons to spend time playing cooperative writing games with the kids. It keeps our sessions interactive, it allows me to correct any mistakes as we go, it encourages flexibility, and it stretches the imagination as they have to adjust to the last sentence rather than what they had already imagined for the story. It is also a good way to encourage confidence for those children who aren’t keen on writing.
Having special needs can be lonely. To help the kids that we work with feel connected and supported we will set up kids as pen pals and encourage letter writing for kids so they can share their feelings and get some help from a friend.