Children’s Audio Books for Read Alouds at Home (+3 Great Times to Listen with Your Kids)

Audio Books for Kids

This guest post is by Charity Hawkins, the author of the The Homeschool Experiment, an entertaining and encouraging novel about what homeschooling is really like. Children’s Audio Books for Read Alouds at Home (+3 Great Times to Listen with Your Kids) Or, How to Make Your Kid’s Fall In Love With Reading This is Part …

Read-Aloud Stories & How to Make This Time Actually Happen at Home – Or, How to Help Your Child Fall in Love with Reading

Read-Aloud Stories

This guest post is by Charity Hawkins, the author of the The Homeschool Experiment, an entertaining and encouraging novel about what homeschooling is really like. Read-Aloud Stories & How to Make This Time Actually Happen at Your House – Or, How to Help Your Child Fall in Love with Reading If I had to give …

New Year’s Resolutions for Parents of Beginning Readers Who Want Their Child to Succeed as a Reader + Good Reading Goals For Students

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7 New Year’s Resolutions for Parents of Beginning Readers Who Want Their Child to Succeed as a Reader + Good Reading Goals For Students I’m not sure how you feel about New Year’s Resolutions. Everyone has a different take on how they bring on the new year, how they choose to tackle the things in …

9 Great Reasons to Have the Velveteen Rabbit Story in Your Home Library

The Velveteen Rabbit Story

9 Great Reasons to Have the Velveteen Rabbit Story in Your Home Library Has your child read the precious classic story of The Velveteen Rabbit? Have you? If not, then take this opportunity to purchase the book or borrow it from your local library. There are so many reasons to love this gem of book …

75 Places to Find Heartwarming Christmas Stories Online (Holiday reading!)

75 Places to Find Heartwarming Christmas Stories Online (Holiday reading!) (Not interested in chit-chat? Click HERE to go ahead and get that book list. Happy reading!) Do you have great intentions to read to your kids over the holiday break, but find that you need new books and stories to keep your kids from getting …

15 Best Gingerbread Man Coloring Pages & Activities for Learning Phonics

Phonics instruction - gingerbread man style!

15 Best Gingerbread Man Coloring Pages & Activities for Learning Phonics Trying to find some fun and creative ways to teach phonics this holiday season? For your beginning reader, I have found a great collection of Gingerbread Man coloring pages and activities that will help your child learn their foundational phonics blends and sounds. Tip: …

9 Autumn & Fall Poems for Kids That Encourage Fluency & Comprehension

9 Autumn & Fall Poems for Kids That Encourage Fluency & Comprehension Did you know that there is a reason that kids want to read the same story over and over (and over) again? They are learning and enjoying it! Repetition of text for beginning readers help teach letter sounds, blend sounds, sentence structure, expression, …

15 Must-Try Printable Fall Sight Word Activities with Turkeys & Autumn Themes

Printable sight word activities

15 Must-Try Printable Fall Sight Word Activities with Turkeys & Autumn Themes Gobble, gobble! Turkeys, Thanksgiving and Autumn go together in Fall perfectly. (I can taste the pecan pie now) đŸ™‚ So many cute activities to employ in Autumn for your beginning readers. Put on your creative cap while you peruse this list of ideas …

9 Fun Ways to Teach Sight Words with Leaves You’ve Gotta Try Today!!

9 Fun Ways to Teach Sight Words with Leaves Autumn is in the air! Crisp, cool breeze through the falling leaves and a crunch at your feet as you walk through the woods. Why not find some great ways to incorporate beautiful fall leaves as you search for fun ways to teach sight words to …

21 Perfect Gift Ideas & Activities for Struggling Readers

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21 Perfect Christmas Gifts & Activities for Struggling Readers Gifts and activities for struggling readers centered around reading can perhaps stir up some interest for books for kids who aren’t reading well yet, or just need a little encouragement.  If you have or know of a beginning reader who is struggling to learn to read, …