Refrigerator Reading Practice

Small refrigerator magnet

Have you ever taken the time to brainstorm all of the things you can do with refrigerators?  Probably not.  You may be surprised to learn that a refrigerator is a great place to teach your child reading skills.  Pull out those magnetic letters and start practicing spelling words.  If your child’s weekly spelling list includes the word “have”, […]

Valentine’s Day Writing Made Simple

Valentine Card

With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, it is time to start thinking about conversation heart candies, shiny red foil filled with chocolate, and my most loved Valentine’s treat: handwritten cards.  Involving your child in writing valentines can be painful but, thankfully, it doesn’t have to be.  You can make the process easier by setting […]

A Tasty Combination

Green Eggs  {Playdough to Plato}

Two of my favorite things are reading and eating.  Combining the two is a heavenly combination.  Help your child become involved and connected with a book by eating foods that are highlighted in a story.  The picture to the left might look unappealing at first, but imagine fixing these green eggs after reading the Dr. […]

Making an All About Me Book

Brushing Teeth: Part of an All About Me Book

Children love to look at themselves.  My boys could stare in the mirror making silly faces, smiling, sticking out their tongues, etc. for hours if I let them.  And research has proven that children learn best when they connect new learning to something they already know well.  It makes sense, then, that teaching your child to read (something […]

Postcard Exchange

Postcards from postcard exchange

I love learning about different places both in the United States and abroad.  That is probably why one of my all time favorite literacy projects is joining a postcard exchange.  The premiss is simple: sign up to send a postcard from your community to everyone who is assigned to your exchange group.  In return, you […]