Snowman Winter Ideas and Vowels Sort Freebie

During winter time, it’s easy to add “snow days” fun into your learning. Start with my snowman vowels sort freebie! Play with snowmen as you sort long vowel

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DIY Princess in Black Costume

My first-grade-aged daughter has a one track mind these days. There is only one superhero she is good enough to emulate: the Princess in Black! This monster-fighting princess

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Silly Sentences Funny Early Reading Practice

My daughter is so proud that she can read simple consonant-vowel-consonant words now. She still needs to sound them out sometimes, but it comes with ease now. Because

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Fun Kindergarten Syllable Activities including a Free Valentine’s Day Worksheet Set

One of the keys to beginning reading is understanding the parts of words, including syllable breaks. For my beginning reader, I made a Valentine’s Day themed syllable practice

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Practice Recognizing Short Vowel Sounds with an Autumn Game

Strawberry may be kindergarten aged and learning to read, but she does not want to sit down and do a worksheet, thankyouverymuch. So to make sure we get

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Introducing Multi-Letter Phonograms

Now that Strawberry is gaining more confidence with the various sounds of the letters of the alphabet, she’s ready for understanding the concepts of digraphs and other multi-letter

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Normal Stages of Reading with a Baby or Toddler

As I’ve been through Reading 1000 Books before Kindergarten with my two oldest kids, I’ve realized that there are various “stages” of reading with children, especially reading with

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Compound Words Activities: Pre-Reading Skills

Before a young reader can parse together phonemes to form a word, they have hear the parts of the words. Hearing the parts of compound words and blending

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Ultimate Guide to Early Reading Resources and Activities

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

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Dusty Rhyming: A Picture Book-Inspired Game

Before a childĀ is ready to jump into learning to read, it’s important to review basic phonemic principles, such as hearing the parts of words. Rhyming is a fun

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Early Reading CVC Centers

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

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Double Gross Motor Early Reading Egg Hunt

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

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