15 Instant & Irresistible Learning Centers That Build Early Reading & Writing Skills
Easy How-to’s, Quick Tips, and Reproducible Fill-in Forms That Invite Young Learners to Read & Write Independently
Nurture young children’s budding reading and writing skills with kid-pleasing learning centers, such as a grocery store, zoo office, pet store, restaurant, and airport. Stock these centers with ready-to-go reproducible forms that include shopping lists, ordering and billing forms, telephone pads, appointment cards, and more. Kids will be reading and writing in no time!
Setting the Stage
Keep props available in labeled boxes for easy access. Have prop boxes handy for when you study a related topic or when the topic comes up in children’s lives. For instance, a student with a broken arm creates an interest in hospitals, or someone’s plane trip leads to pretend airport play. Discuss ways different props might be used. Help children think of reasons to write and read in each situation!