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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…

First Grade Summer Worksheets - Math and Literacy

First Grade Summer Worksheets

Looking for a way to keep kids from sliding on their education this summer? You will love these First Grade Summer Worksheets. These fun activities cover and review many of the topics the children learned in their class this year. They are fun, engaging, and perfect for keeping kids on track before they head to […] 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…

Summer Preschool Worksheets

Summer Preschool Worksheets

The Summer Preschool Worksheets are here just in time for the end of the school year. You can use them in your summer preschool or at home to keep kids up to date and ready for kindergarten in a few months. Summer slide is a very real and harmful thing. Kids can lose several months […] Read more…

Pool Noodle Reading Activity for Kids

Pool Noodle CVC Words Activity

We’ve been hunting for fun ways to learn over the summer, and this Pool Noodle CVC Words Activity was a hit with my little reader. Blending sounds and putting words together can be a tricky thing to master, but my son was anxious to practice when I brought out a tub full of pool noodle […] Read more…

Summer Kindergarten Worksheets

Every time I finish a new set I think they must be my favorites, but these Summer Kindergarten Worksheets are seriously the best! The beach themes, under the sea, and other summer awesomeness is just too much fun. The best part is that they are a great way for kids to work on and review […] Read more…

Cupcake Liner Boat Craft

  Summer is in full swing at our house, and, during our ocean themed craft morning today, we created this cupcake liner boat craft. The boat is a fun mashup of simple geometric shapes pieced together which is great math practice for the kinder and younger crowd. The cupcake liners are the real stars of […] Read more…

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