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 … Continue reading Stories for Kids: 12 AMAZING Authors for Preschool & Kindergarten
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. … Continue reading 20 Wacky Wednesday Ideas: Easy, Low Prep Activities & Surprises!
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 … Continue reading FUN Summer Printables + Library Reading Challenge!
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 … Continue reading 20 Poetry Activities: Reading & Writing Poetry for Kids of All Ages
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! … Continue reading Teaching Japanese Haiku Poems to Children + Haiku Worksheets
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 … Continue reading How to Find Poems Kids Like +6 Books They Will LOVE
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 … Continue reading 3 Reasons to LOVE Usborne Books for your Homeschool!
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.
Book-based unit study. Find books and activities, meet the author, and download your free printable.
Fun and engaging online reading games by Reading Eggs! Full review and special free trial.
Picture books organized by continent to enrich your geography lesson plans. Appropriate for elementary grades continent and unit studies.
Kindergarten unit plans based on Disney-Pixar's Ratatouille. Visit Paris, enjoy a few children's classics, and cook French cuisine!
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.
A round up of summer activities for families with young children. Check out ideas for outdoor play, crafts, and summer fun on a budget!
Join us for a bear hunt with these easy and fun lesson plans for a kindergarten literature-based unit!
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!
I put this mini unit plan together to help the kids get excited and understand their trip to the dentist. Read on for educational resources about teeth and seeing the dentist - maybe for the first time!
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.
I love using all kinds of media to support our homeschool. I've been using YouTube and online games and programs since I was teaching elementary school. I'm excited to share my favorite resources to support learning in your home or classroom!
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.