Engaging reading ideas for EYFS

Resources team
22nd May 2020
EYFS student using great reading resource

Fun activities and games to encourage young learners to explore well-known stories and practise fundamental reading skills

Introducing EYFS classes to the joy of reading is essential in encouraging an early engagement with books, as well as confidence in both reading and writing on their own.  

Whether you're in the classroom or learning from home, we’ve hand-picked a selection of captivating resources to inspire learners to take an interest in stories and build up their knowledge of everyday words.

Goldilocks collecting board game

Full colour pdf. Collect all the items from the story. Plenty of opportunity for discussion about the story. Full instructions included. I have made this one all A4 - the board is on two sheets that need to be joined together. I do have it with the game board all on A3 for those who prefer it that way - email bevevans22@aol.com.

By bevevans22

Keyword Reading Flashcards - Transport and Toy Themes

Useful Literacy Resource: 2 pdf files with coloured flashcards, Set 1: Trucks, Set 2: Teddy Bears, Sassoon Infant font throughout. Could be printed off twice for a matching activity. Reception Keywords but could be used elsewhere; blank cards included so other words can be added if desired.</p>
By bevevans22

Phase 3 CVC rhyming eggs

Activity: Stick the yolks into empty egg cartons. Children then pick up the eggs, read them and match them to the rhyming yolks. Adapted from an idea I have seen on Pinterest!
By alrightmebabbers

EYFS reading questions bookmark

Some ideas of questions parents can ask their children when listening to them read.
By katherinium

Paddington Bear Literacy For EYFS

This is a literacy plan that I developed with my class based on their interests and wishes after reading Paddington Bear (which they loved!). There's lots of ideas that you could use for this story. For more (free) resources, ideas, ponderings please check out my website www.imagicate.wordpress.com
By Gee Eleanor

Traditional Tales: Story Maps and Word Mats

These resources support the teaching of Traditional or Fairy tales in EYFS or KS1. There is a story map and word map for each of the following; Goldilocks and the Three Bears, Jack and the Beanstalk, Little Red Riding Hood and The Three Little Pigs. They support the children in writing narratives and retelling traditional stories.
By anncarcat

Phase 3 Phonics Letters and Sounds - Planning, PowerPoints and Resources - EYFS

Everything you need to deliver all 10 weeks of Letters and Sounds Phase Three.

This resource includes a fully editable planning document. It is supported by 50 PowerPoint sessions, ready for you to use each day. Each one follows the recap, teach, practise and apply sequence as recommended in Letters and Sounds.

There is a handy leaflet for parents that you can send home to encourage parental support.

There are printable activities and display materials to support what is taught in the lessons. Also included is a PowerPoint of assessment activities and Word grids to record the children’s achievements.

The PowerPoints use the Comic Sans font, except for the handwriting sections which are in Sassoon. Most other resources are also in Sassoon.

By PlanitTeacher

Word Work - Phonics Phase 3

Word Work - Phonics Phase 3: A series of worksheets where children write, trace, identify, colour and unscramble decodable and tricky words. A fun activity to aid quick recognition of all Phase 3 decodable and tricky words. Perfect as a registration activity, early finisher activity, homework or part of an English lesson.

This product is available for phonics phases 2-5 tricky and decodable words and Years 1 & 2 CEW.

For more Outstanding Resources for Outstanding Teachers, please visit my website www.teachersvault.co.uk
By Helen Rachel Crossley

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