Animal Sounds

Animal Sounds and your childs development

  Disclaimer:  I am not a speech pathologist.  This post is written solely on the observation of language development with my three children as well as some developmental background in my early childhood education courses.   I am convinced that animal sounds represent a pretty monumental milestone when it comes to a child’s language development.  Something so simple yet […]

The Tiny Seed: Literature-Based Activity Kit

The Tiny Seed literature-based activity kit from Ivy Kids

*This is a sponsored post.  I was compensated for sharing my honest opinions on this product.  All opinions are 100% mine.   Ivy Kids is a literature-based monthly subscription kit that comes packed with about a dozen ready-made activities based around the common theme of the book for the month (which is also included).  This is […]

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 […]

Word Family Snowball Toss

Word Family snowball toss square

  Word families can be a beneficial component in your teaching-your-child-to-read toolbox. To put it simply, word families are words that rhyme.  Teaching children word families is a phonemic awareness activity that helps children see patterns in reading.  This is an important skill because it allows children to begin “reading” by grouping sets of letters […]