New phonics books for ee and oo words (free!)

Free decodable books for ee and oo words

If you have a reader working on ee and oo words, you’ll love these free printable phonetic readers. I’ve been sharing sets of decodable books to go along with my sight word readers.  Each new set adds more sight words to the ones that have been previously learned.  In this set you’ll find these additional sight words: into, god, out, by, and come. My goal is to eventually have sight… 

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Our Top 10 Books for 3-Year-Olds

best books for 3 year olds

Looking for a gift for the 3-year-old in your life?  Here are our top books for 3-year-olds! (This post contains affiliate links.) These books have all been very popular at our house!  I chose them for this list because they are funny and beautiful — and just the right length 3-year-old listeners.  Enjoy! Paul Meets Bernadette, by Rosy Lamb This beautiful book is an absolute treasure! Paul the goldfish used to have a very simple… 

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Learning Activities for Kids ages 5+ (and a new link up)

nonfiction series

How are you this week? It’s been busy here as we scramble to get ready for Thanksgiving and a houseful of guests.  And I should be thinking about Christmas shopping too, yikes! It was nice to take my mind off the scrambling as I browsed through last week’s After School Activities Link up.  Thank you for sharing your amazing ideas and free printables! Here are some highlights: Schooling a Monkey has some… 

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15 in a row: Fun math facts game using flashcards

fun math facts game using flash cards

Today I’m sharing a simple math facts game using flashcards.  Just grab a set of addition, subtraction, multiplication, or division flash cards… and you’re good to go! Are you looking for a simple game to review math facts?  My daughter is in second grade, and she is supposed to be practicing her addition facts a few times a week.  She can either play a computer game or do the traditional… 

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10 Books Your 2-Year-Old Will Love

best gift books for two year olds

Do you have a 2-year-old at your house?   We’ve had four of them, so I know which books resonate best with toddlers.  Check out our top ten books for 2-year-olds! (This post contains affiliate links.) If you’ve seen my book lists, you know I have a hard time keeping a list of books to a manageable number.  We make library trips almost every week, and we’re constantly finding new books… 

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Short i word slider cards – free!

These word slider cards are perfect for beginning readers! Just print the short i words and pull them out of an envelope as your child says each sound. A fun and simple phonics activity!

Have you seen my word slider cards?  These are great for helping children see how sounds blend together to make words.  Today I’m sharing a set for short i.     (This post contains affiliate links.) Sounding out words is a developmental skill that not all preschoolers (or even kindergartners) are ready for.  I put together a list of 5 things kids need before it’s time to teach them to… 

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14 Sensational Books for Letter S

sensational books for letter S

Today I’m sharing twelve fun books for letter S! Hurray!  We’re on our last letter of the week book list! Now you can find a great list of favorite picture books for every letter of the alphabet.  Whether or not you do Letter of the Week, these lists are helpful for choosing books for your next library trip or even planning birthday or Christmas gifts. On to the list! (This post contains… 

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Free Letter S Printable

free letter s printable

Today I’m sharing a free letter S printable… the last of our dot sticker pages! Hurray!  Our dot sticker pages are finally complete.  Since we’re doing the alphabet out of order (see why here), S was our last letter.  My preschooler did this simple “S is for submarine” printable to reinforce the shape and sound of the letter S. We love dot  stickers, but the challenge with using them is that… 

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7 Place Value Activities (plus a new link up)

place value activities

Today I’m sharing a round up of place value activities.  You’ll love these creative approaches to teaching this important math concept!   Check out this fun way to learn about place value with legos – from The Science Kiddo. Get out a deck of cards, some painters tape, and paper plates for this visual and hands-on way to learn about place value – from Hands On As We Grow. Learn… 

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Free Picture Cards for Learning Alphabet Sounds

10 ways to use alphabet picture cards

Today I’m sharing a giant set of free picture cards for developing vocabulary, promoting critical thinking, and learning alphabet sounds! (This post contains affiliate links.) Today I’m excited to share a project I’ve spent many hours on…  alphabet picture cards.  If you print the whole download, you get 192 bright photo cards for all kinds of early learning! I printed the pages on cardstock, laminated them, and cut them apart.  Now… 

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