Kindergarten Reading Benchmarks

Kindergarten Reading Benchmarks

The Kindergarten school year is coming to an end and as a parent your thoughts are probably turning towards first grade.  Is your child ready for first grade reading? How do you know? On today’s post, I am going to share with you some important kindergarten reading...
Reading with Dr. Seuss: From Easiest to Hardest

Reading with Dr. Seuss: From Easiest to Hardest

I LOVED reading Dr. Seuss books when I was a kid reading them over and over again.  I couldn’t wait for the day when my own children could finally read all those wonderful Dr. Seuss books from my childhood.  I learned very quickly though that Dr. Seuss books are not...
Fun Winter Break Reading Activities

Fun Winter Break Reading Activities

Winter break is almost here and kids everywhere will be headed home to enjoy the holidays and winter fun. Winter break is also the perfect opportunity to read for fun.  Whether your children will be reading Christmas or holiday stories before bedtime or catching up on...
Strategies for Teaching Phonological Awareness

Strategies for Teaching Phonological Awareness

Phonological Awareness is the ability to hear and manipulate the sounds of spoken language. This is the very beginning foundation of reading and is a critical component to future decoding skills. Although many children’s brains are “wired” to learn this skill easily,...