Learn to read word families with these free books!

word family readers short a

Today I’m sharing a set of printable books to help your child master the short a word families! (This post contains affiliate links.) Have you seen my sets of free sight word readers?  With 88 books at last count, it’s a giant collection of themed little books that help your child master the basic sight words.  They can be used to supplement your reading curriculum or to use alongside This… 

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Fun ways to practice spelling words

fun ways to learn spelling words

Does your child enjoy practicing those weekly spelling words?  Writing the words five times each isn’t all that fun, and may not be all that effective.  When you involve different senses, turn spelling practice into a game, or simply change it up — your child will have an easier time mastering those words! Today I’m sharing five fun ways to practice spelling words. Thanks for sharing all your wonderful learning… 

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Free Addition Game for the Doubles Facts

doubles addition facts

Today I’m sharing a free printable game for mastering those doubles facts. (This post contains affiliate links.) Does your child bring home flash cards for nightly practice? My daughter has been carting those home in her back pack since she began seond grade. I don’t know about you, but the last thing I feel like doing in the evening is flash cards.  It’s just not how I want to spend… 

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Letter J Books

books to read for letter J

It’s time for another letter of the week book list!  Today we’re sharing letter J books for preschoolers.  My toddler and older kids enjoyed many of these, too!  (This post contains affiliate links.) The Giant Jam Sandwich, by John Vernon My kids kept requesting this vintage book (1972) about the village of Itching Down.  Four million wasps have descended on the town – what will the townspeople do?  The baker has… 

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Free handwriting pages for writing numbers – 3 levels!

number handwriting pages - level 2

I’ve shared three sets of handwriting pages for preschool and kindergarten for the upper and lowercase alphabet.  Now I’ve got you covered with pages for writing numbers, too! For preschoolers just starting to write their numbers, I recommend my Numbers of All Sizes handwriting pages.   Your child starts on at the red dot and follows the arrow to write inside each block letter.  Your child might like to start with… 

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Letter J Crafts

letter J crafts

Today I’m sharing five fun letter J crafts for preschoolers. (This post contains affiliate links.) We’re putting together a big set of learning activities for letter J, and today I’m sharing our art and craft projects.  We like putting together a set of crafts for each letter of the alphabet, but some letters are harder than others. Letter J was a toughie! J is for Jewels I printed a letter J and… 

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10 Active Math Games for Preschoolers

active preschool math ideas

So what do you do when you’re trying to teach math to a preschooler and he just doesn’t want to sit still?  You’ve got these great worksheets all printed out, and he shows zero interest.  In fact, he resists them. That’s okay.   Preschoolers need very few traditional worksheets. In fact, many early childhood teachers don’t use them at all. So what do we do instead?  We teach children using active, hands-on… 

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How to teach spelling

how to teach spelling

Do you have questions about how to teach spelling?  Today I’m sharing Teaching Kids to Spell, a valuable ebook that will equip you with the knowledge and resources you need to teach spelling well.  (Disclosure: I received a complimentary copy of Teaching Kids to Spell in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are mine! This post contains affiliate links.) How did you learn to spell? Most of us learned with weekly spelling lists.  The words… 

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After School Linky Highlights

funny read alouds

(This post contains affiliate links.) Welcome to a new week!  Here are the posts that caught my eye last week: Check out this beautiful and free fall leaves BINGO game from Relentlessly Fun, Deceptively Educational! After I read this book list of funny read alouds from What Do We Do all Day, I immediately put some titles on hold at the library.  I think that The Hoboken Chicken Emergency will… 

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Learn letters and sounds with 25 FREE picture mats!

letter sound match mats - the measured mom

Today I’m sharing a giant collection of beginning sound match mats!  Get all 25 sets of picture mats and letter cards in one download.  What a hands-on way to practice letters and sounds! (This post contains affiliate links.) If you’ve got a little one who’s working at learning letter sounds, this activity is for you! I’ve created a total of 25 picture mats with matching letter cards.  Each set builds on… 

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