Oral Language Activites that Develop Reading Readiness

Games and Circle Time Activities that Build Receptive and Expressive Language


  • You don’t need a book to promote reading readiness and a love of stories!

Action Stories

  • Children love actively participating in these narratives, chants, and games.


  • As children combine these chants and songs with actions, they establish firm links between language, its use, and its meaning.

Finger Puppet Books and Puppets

  • Puppets offer children wonderful opportunities to explore the meaning of concepts,story plots, and characters, facilitating future reading comprehension.

Songs for Young Children

  • Music provides a most enjoyable way to build language facility.