Posts from the category: Literacy

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...]

Books for Early Readers: Elephant & Piggie Books

Great Books for Early Readers_Elephant and Piggie by Mo Willems

When we discovered the Elephant & Piggie books by celebrated children's author, Mo Willems, it was love at first read for my then six year old. This fabulous series of books are written specifically for early readers and their humour, carefully scripted text and comic book, conversational style … [Read more...]

Spelling Games: Crack and Write Eggs

Spelling games: Crack and Write Easter Spelling Eggs

Today regular contributor Jodie of Growing Book by Book shares a fun and festive way to engage children with spelling revision, inspired by the upcoming Easter holiday! Does your child get bored practicing their spelling words?  Is it a chore to get them do their spelling lessons? Children … [Read more...]

Our 25 Favourite Dr Seuss Books


Read on for your chance to win a fabulous set of 10 Dr Seuss books. When I recently asked followers of the Childhood 101 Facebook page to tell me their #1 favourite Dr Seuss book I was amazed at how many different titles were shared - some I have never read, many I haven't read for a long, long … [Read more...]

Alphabet Games: ABC Water Play Park

Alphabet Game Ideas: ABC Water Play

Today we welcome our newest contributor, Jodie of Growing Book by Book, with a fabulous idea for combining water play with the alphabet! My 2 and 4 year-old boys love to play in the water.  They are each at different stages of learning the alphabet and sounds so this alphabet water activity was a … [Read more...]

5 Great Collections of Free Online Books for Kids

5 Great Collections of Free Ebooks for Kids

Long time readers of Childhood 101 will know that I am a big advocate of reading with children and that I really do believe there is little more valuable to children's learning than the bonding that takes place between an adult and child as they sit and read a book together. I will admit that I am a … [Read more...]