Category Archives for "Reading"

Our Favorite Christmas Books: Part One

20 favorite Christmas books for toddlers and preschool kids

We have been reading and enjoying TONS of Christmas books for toddler and preschool aged kids this holiday season!  I thought it’d be nice to share our favorite Christmas books in case you are looking to start or add to your own collection.  These are a mix of religious and secular Christmas books in totally random […]

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Thanksgiving Secret Message Bath Game

Thanksgiving secret message bath game

Here’s a simple Wash & Learn activity that your child will love: a Thanksgiving Secret Message Bath Game!  Break out your turkey basters for a little seasonal fun & learning in the tub!  Your child will work on learning (or reviewing) their letters and colors, while also practicing fine motor skills, having a blast, and getting squeaky clean!! Play […]

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Halloween & Fall Master Book Lists for Kids

With Autumn being in full swing and Halloween right around the corner, here are some great fiction, nonfiction, and poetry kids’ books you won’t want to miss!  I’ve included books to cover both the season and the “holiday” so whether you’re looking for just the one or both, I’ve got you covered!  In the following […]

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Printable Homework and Morning Work – and how I’m using it in my kindergarten homeschool!

printable homework

This past year I have been doing kindergarten homeschool with my oldest child, who just turned 6. By mid-year, his reading and math skills were advanced enough that I wanted to introduce him to some independent work — both for the additional benefits and challenges that would provide him, as well as for having something […]

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Blueberry Banana Muffins: Baking and Book Making

blueberry banana muffins

This past week the kids and I did 3 themed learning activities involving blueberry banana muffins!  Yum!  We baked together, did a hands-on, messy play activity in the sand box that the kids have begged to repeat all week long, and even wrote and illustrated books about the process that the kids enjoy “reading” themselves. […]

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Peter Rabbit Small World Book Play

Easter activities

My kids and I are huge fans of classic stories.  The Complete Tales of Beatrix Potter are some of our favorites, and of course the most popular of those is The Tale of Peter Rabbit.  To give my kids a chance to act out the story which is GREAT for comprehension, I created a Peter […]

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Our Favorite Picture Books

favorite picture books

  These are some of our favorite picture books (in alphabetical order).  By favorite, I mean we’ve read them minimally 10 times each…true favorites!  Click on the title to see the full blog post or a link to the title on Amazon.  Check back often for new additions! 🙂   Our Favorite Picture Books Arthur’s […]

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