There are exciting opportunities to share the concepts of print on a daily basis. When reading stories to your child, ask them to identify common (words they know) in the text.
Shaving cream fun: Smear a medium amount of shaving cream onto a table. Using your finger, write 3 words in the shaving cream and ask your child to identify the different words. You can also say one of the three words and have the child circle the correct word with their finger.
When driving in the car play the “find a word” game. Ask your child to identify any words they see in their environment (billboards, store signs, flyers, etc.)
Give your child a section of the daily newspaper and a highlighter. Have them highlight all of the words they know and tell you what the words say. You can also have them find words that you say aloud to them.
Word Bingo: Make bingo boards with sight words, or simple words your child is able to read. Play a family bingo game to reinforce the concept of oral and written words.