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
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
I have a one track mind this week: Cubs baseball! My maternal grandparents lived most of their lives in Chicagoland. Grandpa always expected a Cubs World Series victory was eminent. Whenever they lost, it was always a refrain of “Better luck next year!” My grandmother’s father made her sit and write scores as they listened to the radio in the 1920s.
Neither of the these grandparents are alive today to celebrate the Cubs’ win of the World Series 2016. It is up to me and my generation to do so. I’ve made a Cubs win booklet to share with all the Cubs fans that may want it for their little ones.
Strawberry loves stickers, the color pink (currently her favorite,, although it changes weekly), glittery things, and hearts. She’s been asking “when is Valentine’s Day?” ever since Christmas ended. Naturally, she loved today’s activity. She practiced fine motor and early literacy skills by making a sticker words page as a Valentine (for me, apparently!).Continue Reading