This week red building blocks were a big hit and my two year old thought a rhinoceros was a dinosaur. We’re on the letter “R” in our learn to read series. This week the Learn to Read Preschool Alphabet Letter R printable pack includes over 30 activities for preschoolers with over 50 printable pages. You can create sensory play with rice, make homemade robots, run races and so much more!
If you’d like to see what we did last year including a table set-up for sensory items and activities for little ones for ages 22-40 months go to the post: Letter R.
Early Childhood Education with Preschool Fun
Do you have a preschool aged child at home? Would you like to enrich their early childhood education with a homeschool preschool program that will help them learn the alphabet?
My name is Monica, and I am a Certified Early Childhood Education Teacher. I homeschooled preschool with my two boys and now I teach other moms how to do the same through my online preschool program: Visual Montessori. We’ll go over the alphabet and so much more with our preschool at home learning curriculum online.
Three Ways to Engage with the HappyandBlessedHome.com Preschool at Home Learning Curriculum
There are three ways to join our family in our preschool at home efforts and all three are included in this post about the Letter R.
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- Level 2: Al la Carte – If you love the 5 Page Packs of Alphabet Printables, you will absolutely love the full packs with 30+ activities for each letter of the alphabet, you can purchase the complete 30+ Activity Packs online in my store at Teachers Pay Teachers.
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5 FREE Preschool Worksheets for Preschool Alphabet Letter R
If you’re looking for fun, free printables for your preschooler, you are in the right place. Here I am sharing 5 FREE Preschool Worksheets for Preschool Alphabet Letter R. It’s a sample pack from our family’s preschool at home program, Visual Montessori, based upon the 12 sensitive periods as outlined in Montessori.
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Learn to Read Preschool Alphabet Letter R
If you would like to assess your preschooler’s readiness in the area of reading, I have a free chart in my post, Advancing Preschool Reading Behaviors. If you have a preschooler who knows their ABCs and who has expressed an interest in reading, this series of posts will be perfect for you. We’re on a journey to learn to read short words from either the list of Dolch sight words or short words that are easily represented with pictures. If you like this post, please PIN it on PINTEREST.
Learn to Read Preschool Alphabet Letter R
We start our preschool day with our preschool Morning Board. The board includes some great activities for preK learning including how to tell time, how to read a calendar, and how to identify basic colors, shapes and numbers. For a complete list of our morning board printables click here: Morning Board.
This week we started our letter R study starts with sensory play. Print out the letter R and cut to fit into the bottom of a cake pan. Pour a thin layer of rice over the letter and ask your child to find the letter under the rice and then trace it. It makes for great fun and is a wonderful sensory exercise. You can purchase the entire Letter R Printable Pack in my store on Teachers Pay Teachers. The entire pdf file of 50+ pages and 30+ activities includes:
- 6 Coloring Pages
- 1 Connect the Rhinos
- 5 Tracing Pages
- Robot Puzzle Craft
- Reindeer Puzzle Craft
- Radio Lace-Up Card
- Cutting Practice
- Align and Count
- Counting and Organizing Rhinos
- 20 flashcards with short words that start in “Rr”
- 6 Do-a-dot Pages
- Flashcards with letter “Rr” sight words
A heavy emphasis is being placed on reading in our preschool at home efforts. If you’re looking for tools to complement the study on the letter “R”, I recommend:
- Letter Construction Kit – My boys love the way this kit turns alphabet letters into giant puzzle pieces. The pieces are sturdy, slightly transparent and snap together. I love how this set gets my boys interested in constructing letters – its a great way to learn and play at the same time.
- Big Box of Little Word Puzzles– You may also notice these three-letter puzzles in some of the photographs I’ve posted. These are a fantastic way to introduce the concept of spelling as well as word/picture recognition. My eldest took one of these off the table, the one for “rug”, and started disassembling and reassembling it right away.
- LeapFrog Fridge Phonics – My boys love to play with this set of letters. You place the letter into the “sun” and the “sun” recognizes the letter and says “R says rrrrugh, every letter makes a sound R says rrrrugh.” You can still find these fridge phonics as used items on Amazon and eBay. If you don’t want to pay the higher “novelty” price, you can get LeapFrog’s Alphabet Factory letter set (less than $20 last I checked).
In my downloadable FREE printables you’ll find flashcards for 20 words with pictures as well as sight words for your preschooler. For information about what sight words are appropriate for pre-K, kindergarten and up through grade 3, please see my post, sight words.
To supplement our letter R activities for the week, I also use God’s Little Explorers. Our letter R coincides with week 9 in GLE. In God’s Little Explorer’s the bible story for the week of letter R study is the story of David and Goliath – from 1 Samuel 17. In the story, a young small boy named David defeats a giant nine feet tall. To emphasize the story, Stacie suggests drawing a face on a paper plate a placing it up on the wall nine feet from the ground (you may need to do this outside on a tree) to show your child how tall Goliath was. This is a great way to teach young children about height and size as well as a famous Bible story. Stacie has some wonderful ideas. Click here to learn more about God’s Little Explorers.
Our set-up for crafts is at a Mickey and Friends Activity Table. It’s perfect for preschoolers with an easily accessible table and chair height. For our lesson materials I use a Board Dudes 18″ x 22″ Magnetic Dry Erase Board. It’s a great way to display our flashcards so that I can review them with my eldest.
The Learn to Read Preschool Alphabet Letter R Printable Pack includes coloring pages and do-a-dot pages. Coloring is a great way to foster concentration and teach creativity. Do-a-dot pages can be completed with paints, markers, crayons, stickers, cotton-balls, and other arts and crafts supplies. Pick up the entire Letter R printable pack in my store at Teachers Pay Teachers.
This printable pack includes loads of colorful rhinos. These are great for counting, matching, sorting and more. You can also use them in safari scene printable for fun math games.
More fun pics:
Look mommy – the letter “R”
The red blocks were a big hit!
FREE Preschool Worksheets from my Preschool Alphabet Series
For each and every letter of the alphabet, you can access 5 FREE Preschool Worksheets for each letter of the alphabet. The worksheets are designed to illustrate what you can find in my printable packs online at TeachersPayTeaches. But if you truly want an awesome at home preschool experience, you’ll want to sign up for my online preschool at home program at VisualMontessori.com.
Moms who preschool at home with VisualMontessori.com gain access to 30+ training videos, 1,300 pages of printables that cover all 12 sensitive periods for learning from birth through age six, my Montessori preschool lesson plans, a resource guide for each and every letter of the alphabet, and online support.
Click through to gain access to 5 FREE Preschool Worksheets for each and every letter of the alphabet:
- Learn to Read Preschool Alphabet Letter A
- Learn to Read Preschool Alphabet Letter B
- Learn to Read Preschool Alphabet Letter C
- Learn to Read Preschool Alphabet Letter D
- Learn to Read Preschool Alphabet Letter E
- Learn to Read Preschool Alphabet Letter F
- Learn to Read Preschool Alphabet Letter G
- Learn to Read Preschool Alphabet Letter H
- Learn to Read Preschool Alphabet Letter I
- Learn to Read Preschool Alphabet Letter J
- Learn to Read Preschool Alphabet Letter K
- Learn to Read Preschool Alphabet Letter L
- Learn to Read Preschool Alphabet Letter M
- Learn to Read Preschool Alphabet Letter N
- Learn to Read Preschool Alphabet Letter O
- Learn to Read Preschool Alphabet Letter P
- Learn to Read Preschool Alphabet Letter Q
- Learn to Read Preschool Alphabet Letter R
- Learn to Read Preschool Alphabet Letter S
- Learn to Read Preschool Alphabet Letter T
- Learn to Read Preschool Alphabet Letter U
- Learn to Read Preschool Alphabet Letter V
- Learn to Read Preschool Alphabet Letter W
- Learn to Read Preschool Alphabet Letter X
- Learn to Read Preschool Alphabet Letter Y
- Learn to Read Preschool Alphabet Letter Z
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