Schools back for another year and those with young children will be familiar with the list of sight words children come home with to learn.
What are sight words?
Sight words, often also called high frequency sight words, are commonly used words that young children are encouraged to memorize as a whole by sight, so that they can automatically recognize these words in print without having to use any strategies to decode.
Advantages of Learning Sight Words.
The advantage for children in being able to recognise sight words instantly is that the beginner reader will be able to identify these words in books and texts automatically. This allows the child to concentrate on meaning and comprehension as they read without having to stop and decode every single word.
There are some great sites and resources around to make learning these sight words fun and I have included a list of my favourite ones.
Sight words worksheets and printables Good printable worksheets.
Sight word game A fun game for ages 4-7
sight word activities A great resource of printables, ideas for fun games and activities all based around sight words.
Sight word bingo cards
Out and About App a fun and educational app for kinder - grade 2 children
Tips on Teaching Sight Words Great tips from a teacher and parent
Printable lists of sight words A compete list of Australian Dulche flashcards for years Preschool - grade 3
Eggy Words downloadable game A fun game to help kids learn their sight words.
Memory games with sight words printable Print out this popular game for your child to play.