Nathaniel Hawthorne
5 Little Speckled Frogs
Five Little Speckled Frogs

Pre-K Wordplay!

Toddlers and children in pre-kindergarten have fun playing with words! Enjoy our selection of stories and poems, especially for children who know their letter sounds and are beginning to sound out words. Divided into three sections:
Fun with Phonics, Numbers and Counting Rhymes, and Read-Aloud Stories

When they are ready, visit Children's Stories, our delightful collection of fairy tales, nursery rhymes and fables. Read aloud, encourage them to join in, and your early readers will become confident readers. They'll love Children's Poems, Yummy Stories, and Goodnight Lullabies

Looking for Read-Aloud stories? Visit Pre-K, and for older children, Books for Young Readers


Fun with Phonics


My First Alphabet
Pre-K Phonics: My First Alphabet
Bird Children
Elizabeth Gordon's Bird Children
B-I-N-G-O
Pre-K Phonics: Bingo
Lullabies
Children's Lullabies Around the World: Rock-a-bye Baby
The Itsy Bitsy Spider
Pre-K Phonics: The Itsy Bitsy Spider
Ring Around the Rosie
Pre-K Phonics: Ring Around the Rosie

Goosey Goosey Gander
Pre-K Phonics: Goosey Goosey Gander
Hink Pink Riddles
Pre-K Phonics: Hink Pink Riddle: Small Doll
Pat-a-Cake, Pat-a-Cake
Pre-K Phonics: Pat-a-Cake, Pat-a-Cake, Baker's Man
Star Light, Star Bright
Pre-K Phonics: Star Light, Star Bright
Mr. Hoppy Frog
Pre-K Phonics: Mr. Hoppy Frog
Hinky Pinkie Riddles
Pre-K Phonics: Hinky Pinkie Riddle: Later Gator
Jack and Jill
Pre-K Phonics: Jack and Jill went up the hill to fetch a pail of water
Grandmother's Alphabet
Pre-K Phonics: Grandmother's Alphabet
Miss Mary Mack
Pre-K Phonics: Miss Mary Mack
Hey Diddle Diddle
Pre-K Phonics: Hey! Diddle, diddle, the cat and the fiddle
Mother Goose Nursery Rhymes
Pre-K Phonics: Mother Goose Nursery Rhymes
Eletelephony
Pre-K Phonics: Eletelephony
A Snow Man
Pre-K Phonics: A Snow Man
Suppity Sippity!
Pre-K Phonics: Suppity Sippity!
Little Girl
Pre-K Phonics: Little Girl
The Land of Nod
Pre-K Phonics: The Land of Nod
Foreign Lands
Pre-K Phonics: Foreign Lands
Little Boy
Pre-K Phonics: Little Boy
The Broom
Pre-K Phonics: The Broom
Swing Song
Pre-K Phonics: Swing Song

Numbers and Counting Rhymes


5 Little Speckled Frogs
Pre-k Counting: Five Little Speckled Frogs
One Potato, Two Potato
Pre-K Counting: One Potato, Two Potato
Eeny-meeny-miny-moe
Pre-K Counting: Eeny Meeny Miny Moe
One, Two, Buckle My Shoe
Pre-K Counting: One, Two, Buckle My Shoe
This Old Man
Pre-K Counting: This Old Man
Ten Green Bottles
Pre-K Counting: Ten Green Bottles
The John-Betty Table
Pre-K Counting: The John-Betty Table
The 12 Days of Christmas
Pre-K Counting: The Twelve Days of Christmas

Read-Aloud Stories Great for Beginner Readers


The Three Little Pigs
Pre-K Read-Aloud Stories: The Three Little Pigs
Goldilocks and the Three Bears
Pre-K Read-Aloud Stories: Goldilocks and the Three Bears
The Little Red Hen
Pre-K Read-Aloud Stories: The Little Red Hen
The Tale of Peter Rabbit
Pre-K Read-Aloud Stories: The Tale of Peter Rabbit
The Patient Cat
Pre-K Read-Aloud Stories: The Patient Cat
Goody Two Shoes
Pre-K Read-Aloud Stories: Goody Two Shoes
The Shadow
Pre-K Read-Aloud Stories: The Shadow
The Pig Brother
Pre-K Read-Aloud Stories: The Pig Brother
Five Little Pigs
Pre-K Read-Aloud Stories: Five Little Pigs
The Ant and the Grasshopper
Pre-K
Aesop's Fables
Pre-K Read-Aloud Stories: Aesop's Fables
The Little Bat Who Wouldn't Go to Bed
Pre-K Read-Aloud Stories: The Little Bat Who Wouldn't Go to Bed
The Lonely Little Pig
Pre-K Read-Aloud Stories: The Lonely Little Pig
A Little Tiny Thing
Pre-K Read-Aloud Stories: A Little Tiny Thing
"The Sky is Falling!"
Pre-K Read-Aloud Stories: Henny-Penny: The Sky is Falling!
The Owl and the Pussy-Cat
Pre-K Read-Aloud Stories: The Owl and the Pussy-Cat
Humpty Dumpty
Pre-K Read-Aloud Stories: Humpty Dumpty
Little Bo-Peep
Pre-K Read-Aloud Stories: Little Bo-Peep
The Little Thief in the Pantry
Pre-K Read-Aloud Stories: The Little Thief in the Pantry
The New Leaf
Pre-K Read-Aloud Stories: The New Leaf
The Coming of the King
Pre-K Read-Aloud Stories: The Coming of the King


Does your family have a favorite story for pre-k beginner readers that's in the public domain? Please send your suggestions to amlit.editor@gmail.com

Ready for the next level? Enjoy our collections of Children's Stories and Children's Poems

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