Magbasa Tayo! (Part 1)

Several people have requested for reading exercises in Filipino, especially for preschoolers. Below are two short reading exercises for children who are practicing to read in Filipino. The first one is entitled “Ang Bahay Namin.”

The second page has dots under each syllable to help the child read the word. (I just wanted to try this out. Please leave a comment if the dots help in reading.) There is also a cut-and-paste activity where the child can cut and paste together the parts of a house.

The house illustrations are by Samut-samot Mom. The kids clipart are by Little Red’s Schoolhouse.

Little Red's credit imagehttps://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Store/Littlered

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Ang Bahay Namin

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The second PDF file is entitled “Lapis at Papel.” There is a multiple-choice set of questions that follows the reading exercise and an activity where the child is asked to trace and color a drawing. The kids clipart are from Educlips (www.edu-clips.com).

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Lapis at Papel

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These PDF files are for personal and classroom use only. You may print and distribute these to your children or students, but you may not do so for profit or use these for any commercial purpose. You also may not upload the PDF file or any part of it in any other website such as (but not limited to) Scribd or SlideShare, or cloud storage sites such as (but not limited to) Google Drive or Dropbox.

2 thoughts on “Magbasa Tayo! (Part 1)

  1. Thank you so much for these! It’s like you read my mind! I was just wondering if there were any easy readers for Filipino. All the Filipino story books I’ve found so far are either too difficult for beginning readers or too simple (just pictures and words). Nothing in between. Honestly, I was hoping there would be Filipino readers as simple as Bob Books, maybe using only 2-3 pantig words. I think this is close enough. I will try them out soon with my little one and will leave a comment as to how it went. Thank you again!

    • You’re welcome, Melissa! I know what you mean. It’s challenging to find the right balance when it comes to writing for early readers. I use the most common Filipino words and repeat them often in the text so the child gets used to seeing and recognizing them. Let me know how it works out with your child.

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