Reading Family Names, Who Am I?, Name recognition for pre readers

Who Am I? Reading Family Names

Who Am I?  Recognizing family names is a super important skill.  This is a great book for toddlers, preschoolers, and beginning readers.  It’s a simple way for kids to recognize family names, review letter sounds and spell their own names.
Who Am I?  Family Names and School Names book for kids.  DIY
 I found this album at the Dollar Store.  You can also add stickers to the cover for a title.
Not only are they good in the home where children can learn family names.  In the Preschool through First Grade classrooms they’re perfect for learning classmate’s names too.  Kids love to read names in print… especially their own.


On the back (next page) add a small picture of the person.  Check your answer and see if you’re right – enjoy!

Pre-Reader Directions:  Read the name on the front and check your answer on the back.  If they can’t read it, try the first sound.  Challenge:  read all of the letters in a a name.

Supplies:  4×6 photo book4×6 note cards, 4×6 note cards, marker, and 1 family portrait (you only need the faces)

This makes a great gift too!

Remember:  Preschoolers can read too, click here to learn more about Environmental Print.

Do you remember Richard Scarry books?  His Best Word Book Ever is a perfect for beginning readers, every word is labeled.

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Kristen is a Reading Specialist who currently works with children in Kindergarten through 3rd Grade. She is the blogger behind Busy Kids Happy Mom, a site dedicated to fun, practical, and purposeful activities to do with your kids. Follow Kristen on Facebook, Pinterest, and subscribe for updates.


  1. My girls love to read all around the house and I think they would enjoy how they can check their answers with the photo on the back. Vicky from

  2. Lovely idea. I must remember this when the twins are a bit bigger.

  3. What a fabulous idea for early readers!! And how fun that they can check to see if they are right!



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