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.
I hope I don’t get in trouble for letting you in on this little secret, but I trust you will use this gift for good. This post holds the key to a wealth of information, free (and reasonably priced) downloads for kids. Use with care.
Beginning readers and writers often have a number of confusions to work out. One of the most fundamental and easily missed is knowing the difference between letters and words. Here are some tried and true strategies from the Reading Recovery world that work! #letters #words #earlylearning #teaching #readingrecovery
That Fun Reading Teacher’s has selected some popular (and, of course, effective!) games and apps from ABCya.com, a popular website used in schools, to share with you today that focus on early literacy development and fun! Enjoy!
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…
Summer holidays can such a special time for kids. As the structure and expectations of the school year loosen, July and August are the perfect time to find the magic that lies in browsing through books. Summer break is the ideal time to enjoy the stories of we choose for ourselves; whether it is for Read More…
What child doesn’t love playing on the computer these days? (And what parent isn’t happy for a bit of time to make dinner?) Interactive computer games can add some fun variety and independence to literacy learning, and have the added bonus of modeling the proper pronunciation of letter sounds for those who may be learning English as a second language.
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
The links below take kids on a letter learning adventure, whether they are mining for Jj words, watching a commercial for Super K cereal, singing an Ll song with Bert and Ernie or solving the mystery of the missing Mm with the Special Letter Unit. Fan of Law and Order? The music may Read More…