Early literacy games
  • Supports home learning

Add to My Folder

Store your resources in your very own folder.

Sign in or sign up today!

Find out more

By Karen Hart

Whether you’re a school teacher, home schooler, or parent giving their children a bit of extra help with literacy, the question is how do you encourage children to concentrate on building reading and writing skills when they are bundles of energy always wanting to play? The answer is to carry on with the playing, and turn literacy into a game – no one wants children associating reading and writing with being bored.

Toy letters spelling 'play'

Children love to spend time playing games with adults, especially when they get a chance to complete a challenge, and the following activities, built around shared play and recognition skills, will ensure literacy is linked with fun.

What’s missing?

A real old favourite, but as popular with children today as it ever was. This simple memory game is not only fun to play, it’s also great for encouraging the concentration and observation skills required for early reading and writing.

Log in to your account to read

Don't have an account?

Create your FREE Scholastic account


This content has not been rated yet.

You need to be signed in to place a review.