ages 4-8, Freitag Favorites

5 Books for Moms to Share With Their Child

The love between a mom and her child is special.  There is a bond that is indescribable. At my house, bedtime is my special time with K.  She and I have a routine that we both miss dearly when I am not able to put her to sleep.  We sing some songs, read a book… Continue reading 5 Books for Moms to Share With Their Child

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3 Ways to Include Literacy When Outside

***This post includes affiliate links.  This means that if you click on a link, I will receive a small commission. This is at no cost to you.  Thank you!*** My two year old LOVES the outdoors. She loves to be in the cold, hot, rain, wind...even ice! We live in Texas so we can have… Continue reading 3 Ways to Include Literacy When Outside

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5 Birthday Presents that Promote Literacy

At a recent birthday party that my daughter attended, I noticed the amount of presents that were toys or clothes.  I rarely saw books or writing materials given.  As a reading teacher, this seems that parents are missing an opportunity to promote literacy.  I am in no way saying that children should not be given… Continue reading 5 Birthday Presents that Promote Literacy

Freitag Favorites, Reading

Freitag’s Favorite

Welcome to the first Freitag's Favorite post!  Throughout the month, I will tell you a favorite book or genre that I have.  Today's post is all about poetry!  Two of my favorite authors of poetry are Jack Prelutsky and Shel Silverstein. Shel Silverstein has several poetry books but two that are favorites of mine and… Continue reading Freitag’s Favorite

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What’s it all about?

A social scientist, Hugh McKay says  "every child should be given the best possible opportunity to acquire literacy skills".  This is something I am passionate about.  Every child should be given every resource available to acquire and sharpen literacy skills from infancy.  Even a child who is unable to read can still be raised in a… Continue reading What’s it all about?