Children’s books for explaining emotions! Talking about feelings is more comfortable when stories start the conversation. These children’s books explain emotions gently and provide a natural transition into discussions about self-acceptance, empathy, kindness, love and friendship. I hope you enjoy them as much as we have. Lots of Feelings is a great book to introduce Read More…
Fun ways to use boxes in the classroom (and freebies!)
There are so many fun ways to use boxes in the classroom that I have become somewhat of a ‘high quality’ box junkie. Here’s how we’ve been using them, the ones worth asking for, a free download and links to more!
Learning through play in Kindergarten: Part 1 – Christmas Bakeshop
Christmas is a magical time to learn through play, and there is a lot of learning through play happening in kindergarten, especially at Christmas time! Part 1: Christmas Bake Shop!
Children’s books for savoring summer!
Summer themed children’s stories to flood the senses with sights, sounds, smells and warmth of summer!
Seasonal Playlists for your classroom listening center!
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!
Just-right Halloween Stories for Kindergarten
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, and an inspiring story about a father reading aloud daily for nearly a decade!
Happy Father’s Day! Recently I stumbled upon a story about a father reading aloud to his daughter that I found so inspiring.
Children’s Thanksgiving stories that model an attitude of gratitude!
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!
It takes a village to raise readers – links and freebies for those in various roles!
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 to empower and motivate beginning readers
How a bulletin board full of TRASH can help empower and motivate beginning readers! #teaching #reading #earlyliteracy #earlylearning #ThatFunReadingTeacher