Two methods of teaching reading are often debated: phonics-based literacy instruction and whole-language literacy instruction. Though both have their own distinct value, phonics-based literacy instruction often proves to be the most effective approach.
Check out our holiday calendar for April! Here and on our social media pages, we share fun and educational ways to celebrate!
Celebrate spring with this fun word game from This Reading Mama. Get instructions and the printable here.
Work on beginning sounds with your kids by playing this fun game from the Measured Mom. Get the instructions and printables here.
Bring together sight words and sensory learning with this ghost themed activity from The Educators’ Spin On It. Learn more here.
Help your child learn to write her name with this adorable ice cream themed printable. Get the directions and the free printable from A Dab of Glue Will Do.
All parents know that one of the major focuses during the first year of school is reading and literacy, and while most parents want to give their child the strongest possible start when it comes to school, sometimes they’re at a loss for how to get their child ready to read. Teaching something like reading can […]
When it comes to kindergarten, you’ve probably noticed that there’s a huge focus on reading. Literacy activities take up the majority of academic time, and for good reason. The fact is that reading is the foundation upon which all of your child’s learning will grow. By taking the time and effort early in a child’s […]
Whether homeschooling a child or simply making an effort to ensure that children are being suitably challenged in class, it is vital to learn and understand what children in each grade are expected to know. Similarly, knowing what your child will be expected to learn in kindergarten gives you valuable information about whether your child is developmentally […]
What were your favorite books as a child? The ones you read over and over? The ones that you think back on with the fondest of memories? The very best books you can think of? We recently posed these questions to a group of parents, and the response was huge and full of emotion. Clearly, […]