Want to keep your listening center relevant and engaging all year? Here is a free and growing collection of seasonal read-alouds, songs, poems and videos!
It’s almost Halloween! Come on in and let me tell me tell you why these are my ‘just-right’ Halloween story picks for Kindergarten! Fair warning – one had its’ share of controversy.
Happy Father’s Day! Recently I stumbled upon a story about a father reading aloud to his daughter that I found so inspiring.
Happy Thanksgiving! Tis the season of gratitude. If there is one thing I have learned from being a human being, it’s that personality traits / emotions like gratitude can be nurtured by exposure to models. Here are three Children’s Thanksgiving stories that model an attitude of gratitude!
Stories are a great tool for preparing children for upcoming experiences. Reading about relatable characters practicing for a fire drill allows kids a few risk-free practice-runs in someone else body before having to try doing it themselves! Here are four great selections for our youngest students!
All of us – parents, teachers, early-childhood educators, volunteers, reading buddies, and our little students, too – we all have our roles to play in the early readers’ village. This post is loaded with links and freebies to support a number of these roles. Best wishes, my friends. Ida Mae
How a bulletin board full of TRASH can help empower and motivate beginning readers! #teaching #reading #earlyliteracy #earlylearning #ThatFunReadingTeacher
Have you heard of ABC Life Literacy Canada? It is a is a non-profit organization that inspires Canadians to increase their literacy skills. Family Literacy Day is an annual event held on January 27th encouraging families to take fifteen minutes of fun per day to learn together. Looking for some 15 minutes of fun ideas? Read! Read Read More…
It’s the most wonderful time of the year – for kids to be motivated to write! Think back to when you were a kid. When did you pull out pencil and paper on your own initiative to write a letter? This is one of those ‘teachable moments’ – grab the enthusiasm while the getting’s good!
It’s nearly Halloween, and if you teach beginning readers and writers, kindergarten or first grade, I’ve got some fun Halloween, no-prep early literacy activities and links to share with you! October 2020: I have just updated the Halloween pages of Fall Read and Write and More – for details, please see the preview on the product Read More…