Sight Words: 15 Simple Ways To Practice at Home

Practice, practice, practice! Quick, short sessions of flashcard drills are great but it can get boring. Try some of these low-cost, low-prep, and fun ways to practice sight words instead. 1. Memory Game: Create doubles of some sight words and play Memory. Use thick or patterned paper so that you can’t see through the cards. With a partner, take turns […]

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Reading With Your Child: Tips and Suggestions

Ideally, children should read books that are just right for them. Too easy and the child is not being challenged or learning new reading skills. Too hard and the child becomes frustrated and wants to give up reading altogether. But…it can be hard to find perfect level books and if you do they may not always interest your child. Many […]

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Story Stones

Some Benefits of Using Story Stones: Oral story telling: Telling stories helps foster imagination and creativity and increases vocabulary. Listening Skills: Have children listen to others telling stories with the stones. When done, they can make a positive comment about the story told. Comprehension: Ask various questions about what happened in the story. Ask both facts and questions that will […]

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Author: Donald Crews

Donald Crews My children are huge fans of the Donald Crews book, Freight Train. Inspired by just this, we headed off to the library and picked up a stack of new Donald Crews books to discover. We were not disappointed!  The simple, yet captivating storyline of Freight Train, is also seen in all of his other books.  Crews has a wide […]

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