Have you ever watched a kid use their fingers to track reading across a page?
It’s such a natural thing and a great way to train their eyes to track the words on a page.
Fingers aren’t the only thing you can use to track the words. You can have a little fun with homemade reading pointers. These All-Star Sports Reading Pointers are perfect for little sports fans that will make reading so much more fun.
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These reading pointers are so easy to make. I made this set in just a few minutes. It would be so easy to make enough for an entire classroom.
CraftProjectIdeas.com has a great set of sports stickers that are perfect for these reading pointers.
How To Make Your Reading Pointers
You’ll need one craft stick and two identical stickers for each craft stick.
Take the backing off one sticker and put it at the top of your craft stick. Make sure you plenty of open areas on your sticker. (See the picture above.)
Place a second stickers directly on top of the sticky side of your first sticker sandwiching the craft stick in between. Press tightly so that the two stickers stick together tightly.
Use your black marker to add a fun and curvy dashed line all the way down your stick.
That’s it! Your reading pointers are ready to use.
If you’ve got a young reader at home, it’s very beneficial to keep a supply of reading pointers.
Keep them accessible so your kids can use them whenever they feel like they need them.
It’s a great way to help them practice reading and gain confidence in their reading ability. They’ll have a little help along the way.
They also easily double as a bookmark and they’re reading and waiting for the next time they pick up a book.
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