30+ Hands-On Word Family Activities

Hands-on Word Family Activities

  Beginning readers can benefit greatly from learning and implementing word families.  Here is what I share regarding phonograms (the fancy word for word families) in my I Can Teach My Child to Read eBook:   “Another strategy that has proven to be helpful for many children is the teaching of phonograms.  We often refer to […]

Word Family Fishing

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  After our Word Family Snowball Toss activity, I was trying to think of a way to repurpose the ping pong balls and thought it would be fun to use them to fish!   Learning word families (words with the same ending sound) is beneficial for children as they learn to recognize chunks in words.  Since these […]

How to Help High-Energy Kids Fall Asleep

Helping high-energy kids

  Our boys have energy like you wouldn’t believe.  If only there was a way to harness it…I am quite certain that they would produce more than one of those fancy schmancy windmills.  Their energy is good for many things, like making thundering noises running laps around our house while simultaneously waking up their sister. […]

Take Your Own Professional-Looking Cake Smash Pictures at Your Baby’s Birthday Party

Do It Yourself Cake Smash Pictures

  We just celebrated Little Sister’s first birthday!  We had a sweetheart party for our little sweetheart on Valentines Day with both of our families.  It was lovely. I have always loved the look of professional cake smash photos, but felt that it is a little unnecessary when kiddos normally have cake at their birthday […]

3 Secrets to Creating a Reading Nook Your Kid Will Crave Spending Hours In

3 secrets reading nook

  Guest Post by Corina of the Collected House Blog   It’s difficult, isn’t it? Raising a reader is no small task. It takes countless hours. It takes a huge commitment from mommy and daddy. And results come slowly.  Raising a reader is so important that you must persevere. How on earth will they get into […]