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Build a Sentence Reading activity for kids

Build a Sentence Reading Activity

We discovered a new, favorite reading activity this week, and it is these Build a Sentence cup puzzles. My little kindergartner giggled repeatedly during the activity and kept asking for more. This Build a Sentence Activity has two great learning applications: first, sentence structure and second, reading. Both are important for children to master, and […] Read more…

Reading Charts and Activities - Summer

Summer Reading Activities

As soon as school is out, I am on the lookout for great summer reading activities. It is so important for kids to keep reading over the summer, and fun activities can be just the encouragement they need. Why is Summer Reading so important? Statistics show that reading just 30 minutes a day can greatly […] Read more…

7 Tips to Raise Kids Who Love Reading

7 Tips for Raising Kids who Love to Read

Did you know that creating a ‘reader-friendly’ environment at home is an important way to increase your child’s chances of improving their literacy skills and their appreciation of reading? Today we are sharing our top tips for raising kids who love to read, and it all starts at home. Fortunately, creating a reader-friendly environment doesn’t require any […] Read more…

The Best Summer Themed Book Lists for Kids

Best Summer Themed Book Lists for Kids

Are you looking for great books for your kids to read this summer? Today we are sharing our favorite Summer Themed Book Lists for kids of all ages. These are books that make you feel summery, and are perfect for the porch swing, the grass, or the tree house. Whether your favorite things are having […] Read more…

The Best FREE Summer Reading Programs for Kids

FREE Summer Reading Programs

FREE Summer Reading Programs are a fantastic way to keep kids reading over their school break. Reading is an important tool to help prevent summer slide. Those months of vacation are the perfect time to dig into a new series, fall in love with a new character, and enjoy learning something new. There are a […] Read more…

Seek and Spell Activity for Kids

Spelling Activity for Kids

Are you looking for a fun Spelling Activity for kids? This seek and spell bead bag is a huge hit with the kids, and it works as reading practice as well. Spelling is one of those repetitive tasks that children have to do over and over again to reach mastery. It can get old, FAST! […] Read more…

Real or Nonsense Words Worksheets

Real or Nonsense Words Worksheets

The next installment of our CVC Words practice is here – the Real or Nonsense words worksheets set. These cute printables are all about distinguishing real words from nonsense words, and we’re having a lot of fun with it. Nonsense is such a cool word. It brings all kinds of silly things to mind, and […] Read more…

Sight Words Beading Activity

Beading Sight Words Activity for Kids

We pulled out our alphabet beads for some fun reading practice this week and did a Beading Sight Words Activity for kids. Stringing beads is a great way to practice fine motor skills, and we paired that with a bit of learning fun. Alphabet beads come in all shapes and sizes. We pulled out our […] Read more…

Sight Words Stamping Activity for Kids

This week we did a sight words stamping activity for my preschool son, and his second grade sister would not be left out. They had the best time stamping words, and they even managed to keep the ink off of my desk!! 🙂 Stamps are a long standing favorite at our house. My girls were […] Read more…

Cootie Catcher Word Building Activity

This Cootie Catcher Word Building Activity was fun for all ages at our house this past week. There’s something about cooties catchers that is just awesome, and the kids love them. We used that fascination and excitement to practice some CVC words, and it was a total hit. I’m not a Cootie Catcher building expert, […] Read more…

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