Beginning sound activities focus on teaching the first sounds of every word and/letter. Reading is tricky business. Kids are supposed to go from knowing words, to learning a whole jumble of non-intuitive ideas to put together the concept of reading. 24 Letters, their names as well as their sounds, ... Read More about 8 Beginning Sound Activities that will kickstart kids into becoming strong readers!
Thanksgiving is a time for reflection and being thankful. Here in Canada, we celebrate Thanksgiving in October. My family, doesn't do much for Thanksgiving other than get together and share a meal. Thanksgiving in the USA seems to be widely celebrated with friends and family- maybe more than in ... Read More about 10 FREE Fall & Thanksgiving Activities for Kids!
In the past few years, online learning for kids is becoming more and more popular. Now, being in the middle of a pandemic, well, it's almost normal for kids to just log on to their computers to see their teachers. We can now create individualized resources that target multiple intelligences to ... Read More about 25+ Online Phonics Games that will engage your kids in a fun, educational way!
Diwali (pronounced "duh-vaa-lee") is the Festival of Lights and is celebrated by Hindus, Jains and Sikhs. It is India's biggest holiday of the year! As someone who knows very little about this holiday, I made it my mission to do some research, talk to people who do celebrate it AND get my kids ... Read More about Diwali activities for kids
I get this question all the time, WHEN should my child know their letters/sounds & numbers Well, this is a tricky question! First of all, deep breaths. EVERY CHILD LEARNS AT DIFFERENT TIMES. Sorry, I'm not yelling, but I'm kind of yelling. I don't want you to start getting nervous if your child ... Read More about When and HOW do Kids learn Letters & Numbers?
I Promise, by LeBron James (and illustrated by Nina Mata) is a stunning diverse children's book! What I like the most about it is the power that is assumes each child has inside. In this post I'm going to share how wonderful and special this book is and how I would use this with my students (and ... Read More about How to apply the best text-to-self connections with Diverse Children’s books