School is over for the year in our school district, and to celebrate I took our first day of school photo and last day of school photo and made them into bookmarks for the kids to use while reading all summer long! I think this would make a wonderful teacher gift, too – just use class photos! DIY Bookmark Gift for Kids or Teachers These DIY bookmarks are very easy. You can … [Read more...] about End of Year DIY Bookmark Gift for Kids or Teachers
Making coded messages is one of my favorite ways for kids to practice early literacy! Five-year-old Lily came up with this fun coded message game. She writes only part of each letter, and it is my job to figure out what the message will say when she fills in the missing spaces. Sometimes I get it, sometimes I don’t. It’s made a bit more challenging by the fact that she still … [Read more...] about Coded Messages and More Literacy Fun for Kids
Did you know that today is World Read Aloud Day? I thought it would be fun to celebrate with some of our favorite read-aloud books – particularly some you may not have heard of – as well as some tips for reading longer chapter books together. Great Picture Books to Read Aloud Press Here is a wonderful first read-aloud picture book. The (no electronics – just paper and ink) … [Read more...] about Read-Aloud Books Your Kids Will LOVE
I LOVE books, and so do my kids! Today I’m happy to write about yet another way you can raise kids who love books: by hosting a reading fort party! I got the idea from the lovely folks at Scholastic and EVEREADY®, who are sponsoring this post. We sometimes let the kids read books in bed by flashlight for a treat, so they loved this large-scale adaptation of that idea! We … [Read more...] about Celebrate Books with a Reading Fort Party!
My kids LOVE to read, and I am constantly working to keep them supplied with high quality books. We got to try out Zoobean’s home delivery service earlier this year, and loved it! This summer we’re using the Zoobean Expert service to find books and activities that will interest my kids. Both the home delivery service and the expert service have impressed me by recommending … [Read more...] about Reading Fun for Kids with Zoobean Expert