How about helping your child learn to read as you make some tasty treats in the kitchen? Using cookie cutters and a simple cookie recipe you can create some delicious alphabet cookies that are perfect for use during the week to work on the words and phonics they are learning in school. So here we go a simple recipe for Learning to Read Cookies ideal for making and eating with your child as they go through the journey of learning to read.
This simple recipe is based on a no-fail cookie recipe perfect for cooking with kids. You could use your favourite sugar cookie or gingerbread cookie recipe as well.
To make it more interesting for your child add sprinkles and icing in their favourite colours and flavours that way they will remember making these delicious treats as they learn to read at home with you.
Scroll down for the full recipe and continue reading to find out how to use these to help your child in their journey learning to read.
So you’ve made your cookies following our simple recipe. Great! So what now?
Rearrange your cookies to make real and nonsense words – your little reader will need to be able to read non-words if they take the phonics screening test at school, but it can also show they are secure on their sound recognition in a variety of ways.
Don’t forget to eat them when you’re done. They are delicious!
EXTENSION: As you can see in our photos, if there is a sound that you wish to focus on (such as ‘sh’), then use a different icing colour to help it stand out. Then make words that include that sound for a focused word cookie activity.