After your child is familiar with a book, try fill-in-the-gap reading. In other words, you point to words while you read, and when you come to a word they know, stop and let them fill it in the gap.
Try echo reading! Read a sentence, or a few words, from a book and have your child echo the words back to you. Next you try being the echo.
After reading a story, go back to the first sentence of the book and help your child read it to you. Point to each word and tell your child any unknown words.
Help your child memorize a nursery rhyme or a short poem. Try memorizing a few lines of Dr. Seuss or the Pledge of Allegiance. Memorization is a good mental skill to build.
Children should become familiar with and be able to predict text. They should begin sharing in reading familiar books and passages. To encourage this reading behavior, track the words you are reading with your finger. Define the spaces between words. Show you child how you can work to sound out unknown words. Create an easy to read book with your child. Fold about 6 pages together and ask them to draw the pictures while you write the words. Try to have one sentence or less per page. Point and read!
Use cereal to estimate and measure. Pour a bowl of cereal and ask your child to estimate how many piece of cereal are in one spoonful. Count to see how close they were. Make sure you wait to pour the cereal on AFTER she counts 😉
Show your child a scale and let them weigh themselves. Help them to weigh other objects. Before weighing ask them which object will weigh the most. The least?