We’ve all heard of that magical child who comes out of the womb reading, but the reality is that reading readiness starts at a young age. Simply exposing your child to letters as part of a fun coloring activity can help them to learn some of the building blocks they’ll need to read.
Educators remind us time and again that parents are their child’s first teacher. While this doesn’t mean you have to devote hours to teaching and coaching your little guy or gal, every bit helps. Giving kids the opportunity to practice recognizing and sounding out letters while coloring them in can make them feel more comfortable as they learn to read in school. Learning letters at home will also help to instill a love of reading in your child, which we bookworms know is a gift they can enjoy for the rest of their life.
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And as a bonus, these easy-peasy printables are a great way to keep the kids entertained when Mom needs a few minutes to herself. We’ve put together basic printables for the whole alphabet, plus more detailed A – Z coloring sheets, for an afternoon of learning fun.