Find out what your child needs to learn pre reading skills like phonological awareness, vocabulary, short term memory, and more.Read More
Phonics Curriculum: Compare 10 Top Homeschool Programs
A guide to choosing the best phonics curriculum for your family. Plus, a comparison of ten top learn-to-read programs for homeschoolers.Read More
Homeschool Reading Curriculum: All About Reading Review
If you’re searching for a homeschool reading curriculum, All About Reading should be on your list. Our review & recommendations for families.Read More
PRIDE Reading Program Review: Multi-Sensory Learning
I’m excited to share a review of the PRIDE Reading Program. We tried the Yellow Book Program Kit – Level 1. PRIDE is designed for students who struggle with learning to read but can be used by anyone. It’s also multi-sensory, meaning your child won’t spend the entire lesson in front of a workbook.Read More
Logic of English Foundations: Kindergarten Homeschool Curriculum
3 excellent reasons to pick Logic of English Foundations for Kindergarten! #homeschoolcurriculum #homeschool #homeschooling #learningtoread #raisingreadersRead More
All About Reading: 3 Reasons we Chose AAR for Learning to Read!
3 reasons we chose All About Reading for learning to read. An Orton-Gillingham based program with open-and-go, short, hands-on lessons.Read More
Choosing Books for Kids with Dyslexia: 3 Tips
Books for Kids with Dyslexia: 3 tips to use with your struggling reader from a mom & special education teacher who understands the challenges associated with learning to read and wants to help!Read More
Surprise Box for Kids: Booknicks Subscription Box Review
Book club & subscription surprise box for kids! Book Nicks unboxing and review. #raisingreaders #homeschooling #education #literatureRead More
Stories for Kids: 12 AMAZING Authors for Preschool & Kindergarten
When looking for stories for kids, don’t miss these 12 amazing authors! Your preschool and kindergarten children will love the friendly, fun characters in these memorable stories, poems, and picture books. Read on to find our very favorite, award winning authors. Funny Stories for Kids 1) Mo Willems You probably already know that rascally pigeon…Read More
20 Wacky Wednesday Ideas: Easy, Low Prep Activities & Surprises!
Celebrate Read Across America week with these fun, low-prep Wacky Wednesday ideas! You’ll create a fun and memorable day that will surely become your favorite wacky tradition! Wacky Wednesday is one of our favorite traditions! When I was teaching, Wacky Wednesday was always the week of March 2nd, when we celebrated Read Across America and Dr.…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
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
3 Reasons to LOVE Usborne Books for your Homeschool!
There are so many reasons we use Usborne books for homeschool. I’m excited to be able to share these with you today, and introduce you to Usborne Consultant and mom of four, Meredith. Read on to find out the three reasons families LOVE Usborne Books! Don’t miss the chance to WIN the Usborne book…Read More
Jane Yolen: Elementary Author Study +8 Page FREE Printable Pack
Jane Yolen elementary Author Study: A book based unit study where you will find books and activities, meet the author, and a free printable author study pack.Read More
Jan Brett Author Study +8 Page FREE Printable Pack!
Book-based unit study. Find books and activities, meet the author, and download your free printable.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
Kindergarten Books and Activities: Ratatouille Movie Unit Study
Kindergarten unit plans based on Disney-Pixar’s Ratatouille. Visit Paris, enjoy a few children’s classics, and cook French cuisine!Read More