The following post is by contributor Mariah Bruehl of Playful Learning.
For those of us who have young, emerging readers in our lives, we know that it is a fine line between the euphoria of sweet success and the frustration that can easily come and overtake them. It is these ups and downs that are the reason why the reading process should stay light and fun. There is no better way to make learning to read fun and playful, than by engaging in simple games with your child.
Storybook bingo is a great way to encourage word recognition. It is the perfect activity for children who are beginning to recognize simple words and who have strong letter-to-sound recognition. The inspiration for this game came from No Time for Flashcards, which is my go-to resource for fun games that develop reading skills.