Reading Readiness-Is your child ready to learn how to read?

Although many wonderful and exciting things are happening around our house lately (hmmm, like making preparations to move to HAWAII!!! — click here to learn more about our moving situation), perhaps the most exciting item of interest is the fact that Emma, my 5 year old, is on the verge of reading. As an early-childhood … Read more…

5 Little Pumpkins

I LOVE the fall…the crisp air, the Halloween decorations, the pumpkin recipes floating around pinterest, all of it!  As soon as socially appropriate, I drag my family to the pumpkin patch.  After choosing a few pumpkins to decorate the house, we head home and jump-start our fall activities. Perhaps my favorite fall activities center around … Read more…

Connection Alphabet…an alphabet set any kid will love! PLUS a Picmonkey Giveaway!

Our oldest daughter Emma knows most of her letters and about half of the corresponding sounds.  While working with the letters she doesn’t know, I noticed that they all have something in common, or rather a lack of something in common.  Those letters mean absolutely nothing to her. She quickly learned the letters “e”, “m”, … Read more…

Letter Recognition Activities

Need some letter recognition ideas?   Whether you are teaching a lower-level grade, homeschooling, or raising a little one at home, letter recognition is the first step in learning how to read.  Remember to keep the learning fun!  Fostering the love of reading is more important than any drill in ensuring your student’s long term reading … Read more…