Between the ages of 4 and 7, most kids become interested in reading. Every child learns at their own pace. Many kindergarten classes teach sight words to help kids get ready for reading, and this helps them learn how to read better. Sight words are usually made up of between 100 and 300 words that kids learn and remember in order to read and write. They fall into two groups: words that are used a lot (think: it, can, will) and words that you can’t “sound out,” like buy and talk.
These nine books are all fun and interesting places to start looking for sight words. Having a game to play while reading with your child can make it more fun. Make it a game to find the words that your child knows. Take a look at these printable lists of common sight words as you go to help you along the way!
Mr. Boddington’s Studio NYC ABCs
by Mr. Boddington’s Studio
Mr. Boddington’s Studio made beautiful pictures for this ABC book for kids. It takes kids on a tour of New York City, and the pictures are very pretty. A single line of simple text is used to describe each picture. There is a good chance that kids will go to the parts they like best. It’s a good way to learn the words on the page!
Dr. Seuss’s First 100 Words
by Dr. Seuss
This big board book is great for kids who want to read on their own. There’s no story to follow as kids learn 100 of the most important words. Seuss art is shown with each word. It’s a great book for even babies and toddlers to start with, thanks to the sturdy pages.
The Cat in the Hat
by Dr. Seuss
The book has simple sentences, a fun rhyme, and a strong main character. If you want to know why Dr. Seuss is one of the best-loved children’s authors of all time, here you go. Because The Cat in the Hat is so well-known and kids love it, it helps them remember the simple words on the page.
by Julia Donaldson, illustrated by Sharon King Chai
The author of a favorite book for kids The Gruffalo came up with this new way to learn the alphabet. In this book, there is a guessing game and peekaboo pages that lead little readers from one animal to another. Kids will be able to figure out which word goes with the animal on each page. Sight words are used in simple sentences and riddles all the time.
Richard Scarry’s Best Word Book Ever
by Richard Scarry
Richard Scarry is the king of easy-to-read books for kids. He takes his fans on a tour of Busytown, taking them to everything from the airport to the grocery store. Kids will love the bright colors and can learn a lot about words thanks to hundreds of labeled objects on each page.
I’ll Teach My Dog 100 Words
by Michael Frith, illustrated by P.D. Eastman
Looking to add a little fun to the word-learning game? Check out this video. Check out this book about a pet owner who wants to teach his very smart dog 100 new words and commands. It’s about how he wants to do this. It has a lot of rhymes and rhythm, as well as different colors of print. This one is going to be a book you read again and again.
LEGO City Busy Word Book
LEGO fans will love this colorful book full of intricately built scenes made out of blocks. There are labels all over the city scenes, so early readers can look for words they know. Firefighters practice at the station; hot dog vendors serve crowds; and LEGO Minifigures are busy on the streets.
Once Upon an Alphabet
by Oliver Jeffers
This title is best for people who are a little more advanced. Jeffers has a short story for each letter of the alphabet, and he does it all in this big book of art and words. This book is full of rhyme and wordplay, making it a must-read for anyone who wants to learn more.
Kindergarten Success with Sight Words Workbook
by Sylvan Learning
This is a very useful workbook for kindergarteners. Instead of using standard flashcard-style exercises, the workbook’s game-based activities are a fun way to get readers excited about reading. There are sight words about animals and colors, as well as words that describe actions.
Free Sight Word Lessons & Books
by The Measured Mom
There are a lot of books on this page, but the graphics on these books aren’t very good. Some of them even speak Spanish, which is a bonus. Also, you can choose a color or black and white version to save. This site is important because there are so many free books to choose from!
Intro To Sight Words Booklets
by Hubbard’s Cupboard
As a parent, you can change which sight words appear in the coloring page so your kids can practice many different sight words. This one isn’t a book, but you can change which sight words appear in the coloring page. Use this for quiet time or when you have a lot going on and you don’t have time to read to your child!
by Differentiated Kindergarten
This sight reader pack is easy to use but also very good. Through both levels in this pack, your child will learn 6 common sight words!
Easy Sight Reader
by Miniature Masterminds
You can print out these cards to help your child learn sight words. Each card has a simple sentence in which the sight word is used. If you’re a new reader, you might get frustrated halfway through a short book. I like that these aren’t whole books. Some of these cards can be read a few times a day, three to five times a week.
Sight Words Sentence Cards
by This Reading Mama
Reading lessons don’t have to be long. 10-15 minutes is enough time to work on your English. The most important thing is to keep it fun and stay positive, and that’s what you should do. When you teach your child to read, it’s one of the best things you can do!