Free Fall sight word books

free fall emergent readers!

Today I’m sharing my newest set of emergent readers – Fall sight word books! I love teaching my kids to read.  Alongside the fabulous preschool reading curriculum, Reading the Alphabet, I’ve created my own sets of themed sight word books.   Each set of books features one or more new sight words. This week we’re on set 31! You might remember my first set of Fall books.   I’ve been… 

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How to find joy in motherhood

how to find joy in the crazy days of motherhood

Wondering how to find joy in motherhood? (This post contains affiliate links.) When I am out shopping with our five kids ages eight and under, I often hear one of two things. Another shopper says with a smile (or a look of pity), “You’ve got your hands full.” Or an older woman puts her hand on my arm and says in a sincere voice, “Enjoy every minute, honey.  They grow up… 

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New! Our All About Me preschool theme!

All About Me Cover Image for Packs

If you’re looking for an All About Me preschool theme, you’ll be blown away by this resource! How many hours have you spent searching for All About Me activities on Pinterest? Maybe you’ve found the traditional cut and paste or tracing activities. But you want something more. It’s here! My 200-page All About Me pack for preschool and kindergarten begins with these beautiful 3-part cards and pocket chart strips.  Not only will… 

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The 50 best ABC books for kids

50 fabulous alphabet books

Looking for ABC books to read alongside your alphabet activities? (This post contains affiliate links.) Even though we love doing letter of the week at our house, we’re always sure to mix in whole alphabet activities as much as possible.  And that includes reading the very best ABC books we can find!  Today I’ve compiled a list of the 50 best alphabet books for kids. Have fun! Apple Pie ABC, by Alison… 

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Free reading games for bossy r words

free no prep reading games for bossy r words

Looking for free reading games?  You’ll love these no-prep games for teaching bossy r words! (This post contains affiliate links.) A few weeks ago, I shared my printable no-prep games to help teach beginning blends.  I created a set of similar games to teach bossy r words.  And when I told my Five that we were going to play some four-in-a-row reading games, he showed unusual enthusiasm. “YAY! I love… 

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Letter S activities for preschool

Letter S activities for preschol

Looking for letter S activities for preschool? We love choosing from our giant set of alphabet activities each week. (This post contains affiliate links.) I’ve been doing Letter of the Week activities with my 3-year-old for a few months now.  Thanks to our many whole alphabet activities, he recognizes all the letters and knows most of his sounds. But as I emphasize in my preschool curriculum, Letter of the Week is… 

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How I find time to blog

how this busy mom finds time to blog

Recently I asked my readers if they had a personal question they’d like the answer to. Overwhelmingly, the most-asked question was this: “How do you manage blogging while raising so many young children?” Here’s the long answer. First, a little history. When I began this blog in January of 2013, I actually had no idea where it was going.  My thought was that I would be a resource for stay-at-home moms…. 

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Free easy reader princess books

free princess emergent readers

I’m sharing another set of free emergent readers! This week we have four princess books perfect for kids just learning to read. (This post contains affiliate links.) A few months ago, a reader requested bug books and robot books for her son.  After I released those, another mom told me her daughter loved my sight word books and would be truly grateful if I’d release books about princesses. I had to… 

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Hands-on letter sounds activity

parking lot beginning sounds

Looking for an activity to help your preschooler master those beginning letter sounds?  My three-year-old loves this one! Our fourth child is a busy, bright 3 1/2 year old who loves all things cars.  When he was two, he would stand at the couch all by himself and drive them along the cushions.  And he would be very upset if someone else decided that a couch was for sitting on! Unlike… 

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It’s a giveaway!

the trip clip giveaway

Have you seen The Trip Clip? This unique site has a variety of printable checklists to help your child complete his daily tasks or to keep him busy when you’re out and about. Here are just a few of the printable options: Morning routine checklist After school checklist Packing checklist Airport bingo Custom word searches With an inexpensive site membership, you’ll have access to all the printables – and the best… 

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