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Posts from the category: Literacy

5 Tips for Helping Beginning Readers

How to Support an Early Reader: Tips for listening to oral reading

In this post regular contributor, Jodie of Growing Book by Book, shares practical strategies for helping early readers as you listen to their oral reading. Do you have a new or budding reader in your life? Watching a child learn to read is a magical time. But, it can also be a cause for concern … [Read more...]

7 Chapter Book Series’ for Kids Who Love Rainbow Magic Books

7 Chapter Book Series for Kids Who Love Rainbow Magic Books

Hands up if you have a child who loves Rainbow Magic? I swear that we have read at least 120 of the 200+ titles over the past 3+ years, but Immy still loves them. I mean, we even had a Rainbow Magic themed birthday party last year! Yes, I agree they are very repetitive and formulaic, somewhat … [Read more...]

Spelling Dice Game Printable

Spelling Dice Game Printable

If you are looking for a fun way to engage your child with their weekly spelling list or homework revision, this spelling dice game printable is just the thing! You can customise each dice with six spelling revision activities of your own choosing before printing and playing!   To … [Read more...]

10 Ways to Get Kids to Listen

10 Simple Ways to Get Kids to Listen

I can't tell you how often I feel my requests to my children are falling on deaf ears! It's true, children are not always the best listeners - in fact, my almost-three year old regularly tunes me out! It mostly happens when she is concentrating intently on something or absorbed in an activity, … [Read more...]

12 Cool Alphabet Prints

12 Cool Etsy Alphabet Prints for Kids Rooms

You know I am in love with Etsy, right! Ever since I shared the Cool Prints for Strong Kids post I have been finding all sorts of fabulous prints for kids rooms, including some spectacular alphabets, so today I am sharing 10 really cool alphabet prints that are just perfect for children's spaces, … [Read more...]

Personalized Writing Jar: Clever Creative Writing Prompts for Kids

Personalized Writing Jar: Creative Writing Prompts for Kids

In today's post regular contributor, Jodie of Growing Book by Book, shares a clever idea for creating a jar full of engaging creative writing prompts for kids. Are you looking for some fresh ideas to encourage your child to write? One of the easiest ways to get kids to write is to let them … [Read more...]

Gardening with Kids: A Review of The Garden Classroom

The Garden Classroom by Cathy James: A Review.

Blogging has been such an exciting adventure for me (wow, can you believe I have been doing this for 6 years now!) and along the way I have made some wonderful online friends, including NurtureStore blogger and now author, Cathy James. Cathy has just released her first book - The Garden Classroom: … [Read more...]

Supporting Early Readers: Printable Reading Log

Printable Reading Log and how we are using it to support our early reader.

I don't actually remember much at all about the process of learning to read as a child. But I do know that once I could read, once that switch has been flipped in my brain, I was a reader for life and reading has been a much loved treasure to me ever since. As a teacher I loved working with children … [Read more...]