Tag Archives: Pre-school

March 8 Books

We have been busy lately so I haven’t updated our library selections much. We’ve read a lot of books though and I’ve been keeping a running log of our favorites. I’ve branched out to another city library to widen our … Continue reading

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Jan 11 Books

I’ve mentioned that I’m not a huge fan of wordless picture books but this one and the similar one I posted about previously are so sweet! They gave me chills when we “read” them! by Mark Pett My youngest son … Continue reading

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Jan 4 Books

This week we had to keep several of our library books because the boys loved them so much that they wouldn’t let me return them! I love it when that happens! by Bill Cotter by Hyeyon Yum by Richard Byrne … Continue reading

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Car “Games” Part One

We are all busy and often part of our day includes shuttling kids around in the car. I use that time to get in some fun, learning activities with the boys which they all love! (I also do this during … Continue reading

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Dec 28 Books

When we had our eldest, we started a new tradition where we give the kids books to open on Christmas Eve. Then that night we read the books before bed. We also give them new pajamas. It’s grown now that … Continue reading

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Three Ways to Read

When I was a teacher it used to absolutely break my heart to hear my students tell me they couldn’t read (or write).  Let me tell you something….kids don’t think those kind of things unless someone has told them that … Continue reading

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Phone Home

A house is only as strong and stable as the foundation upon which it’s built. The foundation for learning to read is phonological awareness. It is one of the biggest predictors for future reading success. Phonological awareness refers to a … Continue reading

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How Do I Get My Child To Write?

A friend of mine emailed me with the following question: K is only 3, (nearly 4) do you maybe have a suggestion for getting him to write letters? I know his attention span is short. I’ve tried letting him choose … Continue reading

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Tell It Again

When your child begins reading, one of the most important skills they must conquer is being able to retell the book they’ve just read. People often confuse retelling with giving a summary so I want to clear that up and … Continue reading

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February 9 Books

G and M both loved the following books by Andrea Beaty: Rosie Revere, Engineer Iggy Peck, Architect Both boys love building and creating things so they thought these books were really neat because the kids in the text were the … Continue reading

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