How do you get kindergarteners to want to read? Make them heart pointers. We have been using our fingers to help them point under the words as they read. I modeled for them how to read by pointing under the word. As an early childhood educator, you have model everything because they learn this way. Modeling is key.
My co-teacher thought about using sticks. I thought maybe adding a star to the stick to excite the children. So, I looked at the dollar store and couldn’t find any stars but I did find hearts. I placed these hearts on the sticks. I, of course, had my own to once again model for the students. It was easy to make and quick. I named these sticks “My Heart reading stick”. I explained to the children that we love to read and it’s important to not skip words when we read because we heart words. It was a hit with children.
– craft sticks
– heart stickers