Find ten lovable, not scary pumpkin books for preschool here, and don’t miss our full list of 31 Days of Friendly Halloween books for this October! Check out these print-and-go activities for fall! Click an image to learn more. Top favorite pumpkin books for preschool: 1. Little Boo by Stephen Wunderli A beautifully illustrated story of…Read More
Jot It Down Review: More than a Writing Program (Ages 5-8)
I want to share my thoughts on a curriculum that was enjoyable for us. In this post I’ll review Jot It Down, a guide for early writers from Brave Writer. We used Jot It Down as one component of our language arts program for my oldest son in first grade and second grade. I am…Read More
Online Learning: 5 REAL Benefits for Homeschoolers
Making time for online learning in our homeschool has saved my sanity more than once. Read on to find out the 5 real benefits – plus grab a free 4 week trial of our hands-down favorite reading and math program! I received this product free of charge and compensation for my time to share a fair…Read More
FUN Summer Printables + Library Reading Challenge!
I absolutely love these summer printables and NEW library reading challenge! Read on for all the details! Summer Printables & Library Reading Challenge These 24 pages are fantastic whether you’re a parent, teacher, or librarian (or if you wear a few hats!). This pack is great if you’re looking for… a summer send-home pack for…Read More
10 Sneaky Ways to Easily Teach Poetry with Other Subjects
Are you looking for an easy way to teach poetry? Try incorporating your poetry lessons into other subjects with these ten sneaky teacher tricks. Does your child not love straight reading and writing poetry? Poetry is a topic in and of itself, however it can also be used in other aspects of learning. Here are a…Read More
20 Poetry Activities: Reading & Writing Poetry for Kids of All Ages
Looking for poetry activities that will hook even the most resistant kiddo? Find them right here. I’ve put together 30 ideas for reading poetry, writing poems, and incorporating poetry into your other subjects and lesson plans. Poetry Activities for All Ages Whether you’re introducing haiku to your kindergartner, reading limericks with your middle schooler, or…Read More
Teaching Japanese Haiku Poems to Children + Haiku Worksheets
An simple guide to begin teaching traditional Japanese haiku poems to children. Plus ideas, four seasonal haiku poems to get you started, and a printable haiku worksheet. What is Haiku? As a child, you were probably taught that haiku is a style of poetry with a 5-7-5 syllable pattern, but it is so much more!…Read More
How to Find Poems Kids Like +6 Books They Will LOVE
Are you looking for some poems kids like? Read on for some very simple tips for finding the best poetry books for kids, plus a few poetry activities that will engage even your most resistant reader! We didn’t always love poetry in our house. Around age 4 my oldest child, a thoughtful little boy was…Read More
35+ FUNtastic Fox in Socks Activities for Kids!
Find 35 of the BEST Fox in Socks activities for kids right here. Hands-on learning, crafts, printables, and worksheets all with your favorite foxy theme!Read More
5 Days of EASY Dr. Seuss Projects for Read Across America Week!
Find 5 days of ideas, books, crafts, and activities for Read Across America Week!Read More
12 Heartwarming Valentine’s Day Books for Little Kids
A dozen of the best Valentine’s Day books for preschool and Kindergarten including your favorite familiar characters and heartwarming stories.Read More
Vintage Adventure Books for Girls: A Peek into the Past!
Teach the Progressive Era of American History with vintage adventure books originally written for the girls of 1910 from Aunt Claire Presents.Read More
100 MUST READ Book for Children – birth to college.
The best books to read from birth to college. These will comfort you, surprise, teach, and entertain you. These are the books that will stay with you years after you’ve read them. The ones that you will want to pass on – that I want to pass on to my children. Some are new and…Read More
Make Learning FUN with Online Reading Games!
Fun and engaging online reading games by Reading Eggs! Full review and special free trial.Read More
20 Lovely Picture Books from Around the World for Kids!
Picture books organized by continent to enrich your geography lesson plans. Appropriate for elementary grades continent and unit studies.Read More
Think Outside the Book: 10 Other Ways to Get Your Reluctant Readers Reading
Ten ideas to get your child reading when he downright refuses. If you’ve got a struggling or reluctant reader, this one is for you.Read More
Read Around the World with The Magic Tree House Map
Travel around the world with Jack and Annie in the Magic Tree House! Read on for a book list by continent and free printable maps!Read More
Complete Eric Carle Book List with links to Read Alouds
I asked, “Who is your favorite author?” My son answered Eric Carle without a second’s hesitation. Our house is filled with Carle’s board books, flap books, and classic hardcovers that will last for many years to come. Read on for a complete list of Eric Carle books currently in print with links to over 40 read alouds.Read More
Dr. Seuss Read-Aloud Playlist for Read Across America Week!
We are excited to celebrate Read Across America Week and learn a little about one of the most beloved children’s books authors – Dr. Seuss! I’ve put together some of our favorites in a fun and educational playlist.Read More
110 Math Literature Books for Early Elementary Grades with links to YouTube read-alouds
A list of 110 (mostly literature) books for learning math aimed at early elementary age children. Links are to read aloud videos on YouTube – to use as a hook for new skills, to preview books, if our library doesn’t have a copy available, or as a support to read alouds.
Ya know, instead of re-reading the same thing a dozen times this week.Read More