Page 1 Page 2 Page 3 Page 4 Page 5 Page 6Practice letters, sounds, and words These activities will help your child learn letters and sounds—and understand how letters make words.  Read an ABC picture book and practice the sound each letter makes.  Spell simple words with refrigerator magnets.  Play“I spy.” “I spy a lamp. Can you think of a word that starts with the same sound as lamp?” Take turns spying an object and coming up with a word that starts with the same letter sound.  Put a few familiar words on paper squares and help arrange them into a simple sentence.  When you’re riding in a car or taking a walk, play a rhyming word game. “I see a cat. Can you think of a word that rhymes with cat?” I run Retelling Stories A critical part of the reading process is being able to retell a story. Ask your child to retell a familiar story such as“The Three Bears”or flip through a favorite picture book and have your child retell the story in his/her own words. can