Preschooler Sliding Sight Word Reading Cards

My three year old has been using the Learn with Homer iPad Program for over a month and a half now and she is already reading! I never would have imagined that she would be reading so quickly. My daughter was a really early talker so I knew she had it in her but it still amazes me to see my little one reading. Super proud mommy moment!

I wanted to reinforce the words she already knew how to read so she wouldn't forget them so I made some sliding sight word reading cards. I made a card for all of the words she has learned so far and will continue to make them as the list of words gets longer. I love the way the Learn with Homer app teaches the kids to sound out each letter one by one to read the word. I took the idea of creating a sliding card where kids can just pull the tab and see one letter at a time so that they can sound it out and put it together.

Sliding Sight Word Reading Cards 
Step 1: Download the template files and print out the files using the "fit to page" option. 

Step 2: Cut out the letter strips and set aside. Cut out the slider on the solid black lines. 

Step 3: Fold over on the dashed lines. Put a little bit of glue on the folded sides and then place the rectangle part on top carefully lining it up. Press down firmly and allow to dry for at least an hour before using. 

Step 4: Insert one letter strip and show the child how to pull out the letters one by one and help them sound it out. 

I included some blank letter strips so that you can write any words you want.

What are your "Learn to Read" Tips? 


  1. This really is a great idea-kind of like home made Phonics which is still, in my opinion, the best way to learn to read!

  2. These are so much fun and very useful for kids. I shared them on my Facebook page!

  3. Those look great! I love flashcards as an instructional aid. They seem to be phased out, but I think routinely practicing helps things get cemented.

  4. This is really helpful, i like your smart idea.