When we were kids, reading didn’t have nearly the competition for time and attention that it does today. How many kids do you know that really enjoy reading or hearing a story? Here is some interesting research and a freebie with tips for making reading fun with kids!
Nativity Stories are a wonderful way to help children learn the biblical origin of Christmas. Here are some great stories about the birth of Baby Jesus – and a read-aloud for kids to enjoy (and buy busy parents and teachers a few moments of pre-Christmas preparation!)
Rethinking the traditional reading log in the name of reading for joy! | That Fun Reading Teacher.com
Does your child like to role-play? The good news is that there are a lot of opportunities for reading and writing practice through play – and here are examples and links to some (deceptive) templates to aid in the fun!
How to make reading homework fun – link to a free printable for parents, volunteers and other reading mentors!
What do reading levels mean? Their purpose, and why discussing them should be left to the grown-ups. (Unless, of course, you’re comfortable with everyone at the bus stop comparing the number on the tags of your jeans with the others…)
A great way to prepare kids for starting kindergarten, is to let them experience it through stories. Here is a collection of books featuring familiar characters, rhyme and humor, understanding and empathy to help your child know what to expect in kindergarten.
As we prepare to celebrate Canada Day, do you know which best-loved children’s authors are Canadians? I’m sure you recognize this first one…
Do the boys in your life have a male role model that they see read? They are so very fortunate if they do! Here are some of the perks that boys get from watching Dad read. Please share your own in the comments!
Wondering what to tell parents when they ask where to find leveled books for the summer? Here’s what I say. #leveledbooks #summerreading #earlyliteracy #teachingreading #primary