Now that my daughter is showing interest and ability in sounding out words and recognizing the print around her, it’s time I read up on it too and find the activities that will be a perfect match for her personality. If you are starting out or teaching a child (or children) who is likewise learning to read, you may find this ultimate guide to early reading resources and activities useful.Continue Reading
Even before my daughter could put the sounds of words together, she loved playing with words! As the months have passed, she’s become more confident in reading CVC words and these CVC activities are favorites we return to time and again.Continue Reading
Apparently, searching for eggs never gets old. My nine-year-old son Raisin and my five-year-old preschool Strawberry both loved search for eggs in our home and our yard, time and time again, on Easter. I told Strawberry that I’d hide eggs for her yet again today if she would read the words found inside each one! I choose words that she could read with a little sounding out help, and she loved acting them out in our early reading egg hunt this morning!Continue Reading
Now that Strawberry is becoming more and more aware of words and sounds and even starting to sound out consonant-vowel-consonant (CVC) words, she was very excited to try a flower-themed word family picture sort.
Strawberry loves flowers. The beautiful springtime is finally showing us tiny green buds and she cannot wait to see the blooms. For this activity, Strawberry said the name of the picture on each flower. Then, she found the matching short vowel pot to put it in. Using mini-flower pots from the gardening center and popsicle sticks and clothes pins made this word family picture sort into a multi-dimensional hands-on activity.Continue Reading