Preschool Reading Logs & Parent Letter (homework for preschoolers)
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My preschoolers ASK for homework. They want to be just like their big brother or sister and do homework. They have also figured out that when their brothers or sisters do homework, they get extra one-on-one time with their mom or dad, so I created these preschool reading logs.
Preschoolers need developmentally appropriate learning time at home with mom and dad! For homework, each month, I send home a Monthly Home Readings Log, and the kids LOVE it! Each time a child “reads” or has a book read to them at home, they color a small picture on the reading log.
Once they have colored all the pictures for that month, they can bring them back to school to show the class (if the teacher wishes). We do a cheer for the students at our morning meeting if they bring it back to school. It will be simple, quick, and recognize the student for reading at home! I tape the reading logs to their cubbies and make a big deal about them each month. Reading logs are the perfect homework for busy families and my little learners!
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Preschool Reading Logs
The monthly reading logs do not include dates so that you can use them year after year! Just print, copy, and send home! Print them on brightly colored paper to make them stand out.
Three Sets of Reading Logs to choose from:
• Reading Logs with 20 items to color each month
• Reading Logs with 15 items to color each month
• Reading Logs with 10 items to color each month
Reading at home can make a BIG impact in a child’s school success! For a preschooler or kindergartner, just reading 10-15 can make an impact on their reading comprehension, vocabulary, fluency, sense of story, phonemic awareness, and writing! Plus, it is quality family time at home!
I also send home Parent Handouts throughout the year attached to my newsletters and at parent-teacher conferences. It gives families ideas on simple activities they can do at home to help their child develop the skills they need. You can read all about them HERE or buy them HERE.
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The first month I send the reading logs home, I attach the “Reading at Home” two-page parent note. The parent letter has reading and comprehension strategies, strategies to help their child develop as a reader, tips for making a home reading nook, a list of ways to make reading an adventure, and a list of media they can read other than books!
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