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 image

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Ang Bahay Namin



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 (

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Lapis at Papel



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.

This Post Has 11 Comments

  1. claire

    Merci beaucoup de France, je vais montrer votre fiche dans ma classe, on travaille sur les différentes langues dans le monde.
    Thank you.

    1. samutsamotmom

      Hello, Claire! Vous êtes les bienvenus! Thank you for dropping by my blog. I’m happy to be able to help your class learn about world languages. Cheers!

  2. hanna

    thank you po

  3. Blair

    Maraming salamat po sa mga naiupload na babasahin

  4. Loraine Lazala

    Thank you so much for making these materials! It’s a huge help when I am tutoring my nephew who is in Grade 1 right now. He goes to a public school and they don’t have any books. I am so glad I found your site, keep up the great work!

  5. Maan Lipranum

    Good day!!!

    This learner material is so good.. it assess the reading comprehension of the reader as well. My daughter is currently in Grade 1 in a public school and they have no books at all. As a mother, nahihirapan ako papano mag follow up sa daily lessons ng anak ko most especially walang books. I hope you will continue to make more similar worksheets that has questions after the reading activity since it will be a great help. Thank you so much and God bless

  6. Babylyn Acusar Villafuerte

    Salamat po sa mga ito napakalaking tulong po ito sa aming mga guro para sa ikalalago ng aming mga estudyante lalu na sa mga batang di pa nakakapagbasa sana ay huwag kayong magsawa sa pagbabahagi ng mga ito maraming bata ang makikinabang nito….

    1. samutsamot_mom

      Maraming salamat, Babylyn! Kayong mga guro ang dapat kong pasalamatan dahil kayo ang may mahalagang ginagawa para sa mga kabataang Pilipino. Salamat!

  7. jeriel

    Kahangahanga ang gumawa ng mga materyales na ito. Tunay itong nakakatulong lalonglalo na sa mga batang mahina pa sa pagbabasa. Sanay marami pa po kayong magawa. Maraming salamat po. 🙂

  8. Melissa

    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!

    1. samutsamot_mom

      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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