That Fun Reading Teacher provides two quick lists to summarize the DOs and DON’Ts of motivating young children to write. Did you know that there is a direct relationship between reading and writing? It is optimal to develop both skills at the same time, and easiest is everyone involved truly enjoys the process!
Springtime Songs and Poems for Children!
It is officially Spring, and what better way to usher in spring weather than with some spring songs and poems about spring weather, new life, rainbows, animals and more!
St. Patrick’s Day Videos!
Learn about the history of St. Patrick, Irish dancing and celebrate St. Paddy’s with The Muppets with these fun videos!
St. Patrick’s Day Songs and Poems
A St. Patrick’s Day surprise from That Fun Reading Teacher! Today’s post is written to the tune ‘When Irish Eyes are Smiling’ and provides videos of St. Patrick’s Day songs and poems for primary and kindergarten age children. One is a particular treasure teaching the limerick.
St. Patrick’s Day Stories!
Hello lads and lassies! That Fun Reading teacher is ready to say goodbye to this long winter and think ahead to St. Patrick’s day! Here a few of her favorite St. Paddy’s day stories from author / illustrator Tomie dePaola and a list of St. Patrick’s day Read-Alouds for the kids to enjoy! Think green!
The top three reading prompts for emergent readers
That Fun Reading Teacher shares the top three reading prompts and offers a free giveaway to help early readers.
Children’s Christmas story read-alouds (and quiet time)
Three YouTube videos of Christmas story readings starring Franklin, Arthur and the Berenstain Bears – because at such a busy time of year, everyone needs a little quiet time.
TD Reads Annual Grade One Book Giveaway: Boy Soup for 2013
Have you heard about the TD Grade One Book Giveaway? Canadian Grade 1 students have been given their own brand new book every year since 2000 in the annual giveaway, and this year’s Grade 1s will be receiving Loris Lesynski’s Boy Soup, illustrated by Michael Martchenko. It’s a great recipe, actually, until a girl gets mixed up in it…
Halloween videos, poems, and left to right sequencing!
Mini left-to-right picture maps of how kids can navigate That Fun Reading Teacher’s site reinforce left-to-right sequencing while leading straight to Halloween poems and videos! Happy Halloween from That Fun Reading Teacher!
Letter Learning Games
A post to be the header of the Letter Learning category on the site. Here is a direct link to the Letter Learning games in the Kids’ Stuff section, and how to access previously written posts about letter learning. Examples include: The difference between letters and words, The benefits of a personal alphabet book, How to help kids hear all of the sounds in the words they are writing and 27 Links to Sesame Street letter songs and podcasts. Enjoy!