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A Pre-Reading Curriculum for Preschool

In the past two months or so, I have researched LOTS of different options for teaching letters, sounds, rhyme, etc. to my children, including making my own lessons.  Oh, I’ve always been teaching them about these things, but as Luke (age 4) goes into his final year before kindergarten and is at the point of beginning […]

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Help! My child doesn’t like books! — 25 Ideas to get your little one to love reading

I’ve been asked on multiple occasions what to do in a situation where a child doesn’t seem to like books,  so I thought I’d put together a post with some suggestions to try.  I asked this question on my Facebook page as well, and got lots of great ideas submitted by readers!  These are our combined ideas:Help!  My child […]

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Reading Strategy Tip #2: Encourage Story-Telling Through Play

This is a series of posts about reading strategies I model and use with my own children–Luke, who just turned 4 years old, and Lilah, 29 months.  Hopefully some of these strategies will be helpful to you as well. 🙂 Reading Strategy Tip #2: Encourage Story-Telling through Play Get your kids involved in stories and […]

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Reading Strategy Tip #1: Making Real-Life Connections

This is the first in a series of posts about reading strategies I model and use with my own children–Luke, a month shy of 4 years old, and Lilah, 29 months.  Hopefully some of these strategies will be helpful to you as well. 🙂 Reading Strategy Tip #1: Making Real-Life Connections I always wonder how […]

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Strategies to Use When Reading with a Child

I think reading is one of the most important things you can do with your toddler or preschooler…or infant…or school-aged child…or unborn baby for that matter!  In fact, I featured reading as #3 on my list of Top 5 Most Important Things to Do with Your Toddler/Preschooler. Having worked as a reading intervention teacher for […]

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DIY Lego Reading Rods

diy lego reading rods

Yesterday during nap time, I repurposed some of our many Duplo blocks — you know, the big Lego bricks made for little kids — as DIY Lego Reading Rods.  I got the idea from the Filth Wizardry blog‘s post: DIY spinny spellers and repurposing Duplo Bricks.  I changed up her idea a little bit by making […]

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Arts and Crafts

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Arts and crafts for preschool kids and toddlers, for homeschool or classroom, parents or teachers!  Projects include painting, salt dough projects, stamping, nature art, drawing, card making, ornaments, seasonal and holiday crafts, upcycled and recycled projects, fingerprint, handprint, and footprint keepsake art, calm down bottles, fingerpaint, bubble art, crafts with rainbows, candle making, DIY wrapping […]

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