Reading Strategies for Beginner Readers

Successful Early Readers have a toolbox of strategies that they fall back on when encountering challenging text.  Here are a few strategies I used in the classroom and at home with my daughter.  These are widely used in primary classrooms, so there’s a good change your school-aged child has heard one or more before. Get… Continue reading Reading Strategies for Beginner Readers

5 Tips for Hosting a Toddler Book Club

A few years ago, the teacher-led play group that my daughter and I attended sent out a blog post on book clubs for kids.  In it, Allison Metz (PhD in early childhood development) touted the benefits and gave suggestions for making one work. Our house is full of books, and my (then) 2-year-old daughter loved to have my husband and… Continue reading 5 Tips for Hosting a Toddler Book Club

Writing Book Reviews with Your Child

I LOVE the idea of reviewing books with kids. What a fantastic way to help your child develop of love of reading!  This fun activity gives you a chance to discuss reading material, encourage your child to voice his or her opinions, strengthen writing skills, get creative by developing a rating system–just to name a few benefits. My… Continue reading Writing Book Reviews with Your Child

Four Meaningful Earth Day Resources and Activites for Preschool Through Primary Grades

I’ve curated four resources that we love in our family and paired them with great, meaningful activities for use in your classroom on Earth Day.  There are many activities out there, but many of them are, quite frankly, very relevant.  I believe the following encourage your students to observe, engage, and learn in a way that honors the… Continue reading Four Meaningful Earth Day Resources and Activites for Preschool Through Primary Grades

Schedule a Reading of A Moon of My Own for Your School

Now a Storytime from Space Official Selection “Gorgeous silhouettes against a deep blue, star-spangled sky follow the girl, clad in boots and a dress and sporting a pageboy cut, as she visits the Eiffel Tower, the Trans-Siberian Railway, the Serengeti, the Great Wall of China, the Taj Mahal, Sequoia National Park, the Great Barrier Reef, the… Continue reading Schedule a Reading of A Moon of My Own for Your School