These printable bookmarks for kids are adorable and make reading fun for kids. From seasonal themes to popular animals, print these free.
Reading is one of the most important joys that we can instill in our children. Finding content that they enjoy reading, and making opening up a book fun rather than a chore, are among two of the best ways to do this.
My kids adore picking our their bookmark at the end of the night when they put their book down, and printable bookmarks are a really great, and inexpensive, way to keep it fresh.
These printable bookmarks for kids are great to use seasonally, or for when they go through phases of being full on obsessed with different themes or characters. Can I say unicorns and mermaids? Check them out below, and print off the ones that your kids would enjoy!
Free Printable Bookmarks for Kids
Bookmarks made reading even more fun! Some of these inspire imagination or challenge kids to read even more, or new, books. Below is a list of free printable bookmarks in alphabetical order, peek through them and hook up the printer!
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- Funny Monster Valentine’s Day Bookmarks
- New Year’s Reading Resolution Bookmarks
- St. Patrick’s Day Printable Bookmarks with Cute Owls
- Unicorn Bookmarks Kids Can Color
Helpful supplies for printing the bookmarks
We like to print these on card stock or other heavyweight paper, or laminate them for durability. Additionally, adding fun ribbons to the top that can be braided, etc. are super fun for kids!
Why is reading so beneficial to kids?
“Reading for pleasure is the single biggest factor in success later in life, outside of an education. Study after study has shown that those children who read for pleasure are the ones who are most likely tofulfil their ambitions. If your child reads, they willsucceed – it’s that simple.” Bali Rai
“Reading is great for everyone, and loving books is something that can start when you’re very young. We can learn about people and life from stories,poems and non-fiction, and if you read to your children regularly for fun you will definitely behelping them in so many ways.” Tony Bradman
What can I expect developmentally from my kids?
Researchers have identified five stages of reading development. This shows how students progress as readers and are based on experience rather than age or grade level.
Emergent readers. These readers are learning to associate reading with enjoyable experiences. This can occur before that are even able to ready independently. Sharing books with your children at a young age, and reading them repeatedly, helps them become emergent readers.
Early readers. These readers depend on strategies such as looking at illustration or pictures to determine the words on a page. Children are taking risks with their reading, and are depending on cues from the book to help them navigate the words.
Transitional readers. Here, children have become adept at reading words and are interested in characters and settings of a story. They continue to work on reading comprehension and might still struggle with some words every now and then.
Fluent readers. Children have become confident in their ability to navigate a book, understanding the story and reading words independently. They have learned different strategies and cues to help them get through a book or a story, and have gained endurance for reading for longer periods of time.
As you continue to encourage your child to read, it’s fun to watch them transition through these stages as they grow. Keep up the good work!
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