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Online Reading Game for Kids

Online reading games help engage reluctant readers and teach them the skills they need to become more proficient, fluent readers. I know, because that’s what has helped my kids. They keep my kids on task and excited about reading – even when they would rather be doing anything other than their reading lessons! The key? Finding an …

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Crazy Eggs Word Family Game – A Reading Game for Early Readers

Being able to understand the concept of word families and how words relate to one another is an important skill that preschool, kindergarten, and first grade students needs to develop as they begin to read. Presenting the concepts they need to know as a reading game makes it even better! What is a  Word Family? …

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Summer Books for Preschool

Preschool books are some of my favorite books, because they teach children about the world around them – and inside of them! – in a fun, stress-free way. ​ This post contains affiliate links. When it comes to getting kids to read on those warm summer days when the sunshine is calling their name and the unicorn kiddie pool is …

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Third Grade Integrated Language Arts Curriculum

Make third grade language arts more interesting and comprehensive with an integrated approach. After a fantastic year of Paths of Exploration last year, I decided to opt for something a little bit lighter. It was a mistake. So, when given the opportunity to review Kendall Hunt RPD’s Pathways Reading and Language Arts integrated curriculum for …

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The Day the Crayons Quit Printables

Not only is it a great story of potential, possibilities, and creativity, it’s also just plain adorable. If you haven’t read it yet, it’s a definite must read – no matter how old your kids (or you) are. Although we don’t do extension activities with all of the books we read, this one naturally lent …

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4 Questions to Ask When Choosing Best Fit Books for Your Young Reader

Do trips to the library result in your kid bringing back more DVDs to watch than books to read? When you want your children to experience the joys of reading, it can be frustrating to find a book that will actually capture their attention. Best-fit books are just what they sound like—they are books that …

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3 Reasons Why It’s Important to Read to Your Child Every Day

One of the strongest is definitely hearing. There is nothing more comforting than a mother’s voice. That’s why talking, singing, and reading will relax your little one in a heartbeat. When it comes to reading, it’s never too early to begin. From their earliest days, babies enjoy it listening to the cadence of your voice. …

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10 Must-Read Snow and Winter Children’s Books

Instead of focusing on the darkness of winter, focus on the fun! The 10 snow related books are perfect for checking out from the library on your next trip out into the cold, winter weather. This article contains affiliate links 10 Must-Read Snow and Winter Children’s Books 1. Snow by Cynthia Rylant 2. The Story …

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Homeschool Reading: Free Printable Reading Bookmark

The youngest finished her first Magic Tree House book last week for her homeschool reading program and she was so incredibly excited. I was excited for her as the reading level for the Magic Tree House books is about a 3.0 and she’s just starting First Grade. Not bad, kiddo, not bad at all. However, I did realize that …

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5 Summer Reading Programs for Kids

After all, homeschool kids are really no different than their public school counterparts when it comes to wanting a break after a long year.  Thankfully, there are plenty of businesses that offer incentives during the summer months for reading.  Need something to kick start your little (or big!) learner’s summer reading habits?  Try one of …

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Friday Freebies: Books I Have Read Checklist

In Pennsylvania, one of the homeschooling requirements is that we keep a log of books that each child reads throughout the school year. When the kids were little I would record their books for them, but as they’re getting older the responsibility falls more on their shoulders. There is, of course, mom-oversight of the entries, …

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