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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Why Read 1000 Books Before Kindergarten?

When you consider the number 1000, it sounds like a lot. To read that many books with your zero to five year old child seems outrageous. Why a

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Easy Lessons in Literacy Around the Home

Homeschool moms have their hands full! The good news is it is easy to introduce your littlest ones, your toddlers and preschoolers to literacy concepts in just minutes

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Easy Early Lessons for Learning Literacy in the Car

The car is a blessing and a curse. Because we are blessed with a vehicle, we can get to all sorts of opportunities. We can access resources otherwise

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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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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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Writing in the Snow Picture Book Lesson

In the book In the Snow by Huy Voun Lee, Xiao Ming and his mother walk in newly fallen snow and his mother shows him Chinese characters by writing

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Must-Read Books to Help in Teaching Language Arts to Young Children

To my surprise, a number of homeschooling friends have expressed anxiety about teaching language arts: writing, spelling, reading. Because I love language arts and I love reading books

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Vegetables Learning Activities

My daughter has fallen in love with VeggieTales, which is now on Netflix! She loves that each episode ends with a reminder of God’s love for each of

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Encouraging Independent Quiet Time for a Preschooler

If there is one thing my preschooler does not like, it is being alone: playing alone, resting alone, eating alone. You name it, she always wants someone right

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