If you're looking for ways to help kids build knowledge, understanding and strong reading skills, this is a lesson you CANNOT miss! So what's the secret sauce? There's a complicated process that all kids go through when transitioning into readers - called Orthographic mapping. That is the process of ... Read More about Orthographic Mapping
CVC word activities, or otherwise knows as middle sound activities, help kids make the transition between learning that each letter makes a sound and when we add vowels they make words. The goal is to have kids use their knowledge of the letter sounds and blend the sounds together to make words. In ... Read More about 5 CVC Word Activities that will help improve kids reading!
Hanukkah, the festival of lights, is a jewish holiday celebrated by the Lunar Calendar. This year, Hanukkah falls on December 10 and last for 8 nights. In this blog, I'm going to share 30 EASY Hanukkah Activities and traditions (including YUMMY foods) that kids will be sure to love! Hanukkah centres ... Read More about 25 Hanukkah Activities for Kids that you can’t resist!
My #1 Strategy to help readers with Ending Sounds: Ending sounds. Why do we need to teach them specifically? Last week I talked about Beginning sounds. If you missed out on that blog, click HERE to read the blog! I give tons of different ideas of how to teach beginning sounds through EASY ... Read More about 6 Ending Sound Activities that help with Phonological Awareness!
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!
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