Looking for printable emergent readers? Check out this fun collection!
Today I’m thrilled to welcome the talented Mary Catherine of Fun-a-Day! I have followed her blog since I began my journey, and I’ve learned so much from her about teaching young children.
I had the joy of meeting Mary Catherine at a recent blogging conference, and I’m so thankful she’s guest posting today while we enjoy our new baby. Be sure to follow Fun-a-Day if you’re teaching preschoolers at home or in the classroom!
Here’s Mary Catherine…
Printable emergent readers are a fantastic way for young children to learn early literacy skills. My students adore making and rereading these books throughout the school year. They’re usually so excited, they can hardly wait to take the books home to share with their families!
Early readers help children develop a variety of skills. Here are just some of the concepts they can cover:
- Left to right progression
- Capital and lowercase letters
- The concept of a word
- Context cues
- Sight words
This easy reader is perfect for the fall, when teaching an apple theme, or just because. Children learn color words, as well as the sight words ‘I’, ‘see’, and ‘a’. The kids color each apple the appropriate color, which is a nice lead-in to talking about context cues.
My students love this one when we’re learning about caterpillars and butterflies! They add a few extra pieces as the “illustrations” for the book, and then they’re ready to read! In addition to the life cycle, children learn the sight words ‘here’, ‘is’, and ‘a’.
A simple book about Halloween costumes, this printable is available in black-and-white or color. Lots of fun for the little ones who are excited about trick-or-treating!
I have to admit, this is one of my favorite printables! The children use their fingerprints to add “spiders” in the book as they count along. It teaches counting, numbers, and sight words.
Colorful turkeys abound in this easy reader, and the kiddos get the chance to add their own at the end.
Print these fun little books after enjoying Jan Brett’s The Mitten.
Do your children enjoy printable emergent readers? What are some of their favorites?
Mary Catherine is mama to one and preschool teacher to many. She writes at Fun-A-Day, and you can also find her on Pinterest and Facebook. If you enjoyed these printables, be sure to check out Fun-A-Day’s Book of Structures (perfect for the block area)!