Free fairy tale books for kids

Fairy Tale emergent readers set 2

It’s another set of free emergent readers!  This week I’m sharing fairy tale books for beginning readers. (This post contains affiliate links.) Recently I finished 26 sets of sight word books.  Each set was designed to correlate with a lesson of This Reading Mama’s Reading the Alphabet, a fabulous (and oh, so affordable) preschool reading curriculum. I packed up all 26 sets into just a few tidy downloads, added a… 

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Books about insects and spiders

Books about insects and spiders for preschoolers

Are you looking for books about insects and spiders for a preschool theme?  You’ll love the variety in this list! (This post contains affiliate links.) Did you know that I’m sharing themed books lists for preschool?  I reserve giant stacks from the library and read the books with my two preschool boys, ages 3 and 4.  These books are kid-tested! I’m sure you’ll find some great books here to use with… 

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5 free games for teaching digraphs

free digraph games

Looking for a game to help your child learn the sounds of beginning and ending digraphs?  Today I’m sharing five of them! About a month ago I shared a giant set of Roll a Short Vowel games.  Today I’m sharing five Roll a Digraph games! How to play 1. Grab a playing piece for each player and a die.  Print the board you’d like to use. 2. Put all playing… 

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Letter J Activities for Preschool

Letter J activities for preschool

It’s time for more alphabet fun!  This week we’re sharing letter J activities for preschool. (This post contains affiliate links.) We kept our activities light this week, for a few reasons.  The main reason is that spring has arrived!  My little guy spent lots of time outdoors, and I spent hours cleaning out closets and swapping clothes for our five kids.  I’m always glad to have that job done! Another… 

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10 DIY Reading games for kids

reading games you can make in just 15 minutes

Looking for reading games you can make yourself?  These are perfect if you’re short on time! Recently I shared a printable list of CVC words that you can use when planning activity for your child or students. Today I’m sharing ten simple games and activities you can make yourself. Just plug in the words! Kids Activities Blog made a  simple phonics flip book with a wirebound index card book. Playdough… 

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Free printable CVC word list

free printable cvc word lists

Do you ever find yourself stuck when you’re trying to think of short vowel words for your beginning reader?  I’m sharing a free printable CVC word list! (This post contains affiliate links.) Lately my Four’s reading ability has taken a big leap.  No more slooow sounding out of CVC words… he’s got them down!  At bedtime when we’re waiting for my husband to finish our youngest son’s Bible story, he likes… 

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Free clip cards for short vowel words

Free CVC Clip Cards

Is your child having trouble hearing the middle sound in CVC short vowel words? Try these free clip cards! My four-year-old is working on reading CVC words. Recently, it clicked! I created these CVC vowel clip cards to help him listen for the sound in the middle of the words. I figured the cards would be no problem at all, and was creating them more for your use than ours…. 

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Link up your after school ideas!

after school linky

Thank you so much for sharing your after school activities with us last week!  It’s been an honor and a joy to be a host of the After School Link up. As my family life gets busier and I work to maintain a balance between work and home, I’ll be stepping back from co-hosting. If you’d like to link up next week, be sure to visit the blog of one of… 

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Spring emergent readers

free spring emergent readers

Today I’m sharing a set of four free Spring emergent readers! (This post contains affiliate links.) Have you been following along with us?  Quite some time ago, I began using This Reading Mama’s fabulous Reading the Alphabet preschool curriculum with my two older boys.  When we began, my older son was 4.  My younger son was almost 3. Yeah, I don’t think 2-year-olds need to learn how to read. But… 

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Printable Spelling Dictionary for Kids

free printable spelling dictionaries for kids

As a classroom teacher, I made Writing Workshop a regular part of my schedule – whether I taught grades 3-5 (as I did for three years), or grades 1-2 (as I did for five years).  I found that the more time and instruction I gave, the greater the likelihood that my students would love to write. I want so much to foster that same love of writing in my own… 

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