This post contains affiliate links for products I have used. All opinions are my own. If you’re been reading for any length of time, you’ll know that I am all about hands-on learning. Using Scrabble letter tiles is a great way to learn and practice letter recognition, practice other early reading skills, and practice spelling […]
When I get started with my homeschool day for my third grader, it’s inevitable that my preschooler begs for a chance to do school too! Sometimes we have our lessons together, but when I am tied up with the other children, I love that I can hand her a truly educational preschool phonics app right […]
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 from short vowels in a simple phonics file folder game or classroom center. While you’re at it, here’s another winter-y idea: Make learning fun with snowman breaks […]
This week, my kindergartner and I decided to work on recognizing beginning blends. To practice sorting the beginning blends sounds, I made a beginning consonant blends game just perfect for the autumn season, since it involves sorting turkey feathers and returning them to the correct beginning consonant blend turkey.
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 a bit of school in our exploring, I have to be creative and turn it in to a game. This week we played an autumn-themed game to […]
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 early reading activities that will be a perfect match for her personality. If you are starting out or teaching a child to read, this ultimate […]
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 […]
If there is anything my son dislikes about school, it is handwriting. Anything that requires handwriting is something he will complain about! To make spelling practice more palatable for him, I sometimes switch things up by doing spelling practice with alphabet stamps.
I love Pinterest for ideas for education and fun! I really do not consider myself a crafty person, so when Pinterest was new, I thought I should avoid it. I figured there was nothing simple enough for me. How wrong I was! I love all of the ideas for learning and playing that I stumble upon […]