Are you familiar with story baskets? They're a hands-on, interactive way to encourage reading that kids will love. Story baskets can focus on any book or book-related themes you choose and they are simple to put together. Let's take a look at how to use story baskets to encourage ... View Post
Help for Early Readers: Strategies Beyond Sound-it-Out
When teaching children to read, many parents suggest the child sound out unknown words. There are additional word-solving strategies beyond sound-it-out that can be used to help for early readers. Sound-it-out does not always work. Parents have forgotten helpful reading strategies and are no ... View Post
How to Host a Family Summer Reading Club!
Growing up I always participated in the summer reading club at the local library. Since we still live in the same hometown, I was excited for my kids to get to do the same. They always really enjoyed the experience. However, a few summers ago, the reading club started changing its format every ... View Post
3 Summer Reading Tips to Add Excitement!
The summer can never come too soon and never lasts long enough, yet somehow the days drag on. Partly, this is because as homeschoolers our routine isn't changing all that much and partly because the days seem so much longer. Trying to keep your momentum through the summer is tough but there are 3 ... View Post
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