1. Emergent Reader Activity: Discriminating Between Words

    I am currently teaching my 4 1/2 year old to read at home without a curriculum.  We started with word families (you can read more about our "method" here), and…

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  2. Favorite Picture Books, Part 2

    Last month I shared some of our favorite picture books, and I have some more to add to the list! If you missed the first post on picture books for…

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  3. "Label the House" Letter Sounds Game

    This morning, Gresham was immediately on board when I handed him a stack of post-it notes and a pencil and told him that we were going to do preschool with…

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  4. Learn to Read: Word Game

    As I mentioned the other day, I am starting to teach Gresham how to read. Although he does sit still better than Aidan ever did at this age, it helps…

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  5. Teach Your Child to Read without a Curriculum

    I am currently in the process of teaching my second child to read using mostly materials around the house, and I thought I would blog our ideas!  When Aidan was…

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  6. Favorite Chapter Books for Boys, Part 2

    We have so many favorite books that it was impossible to fit them all in one post!  Here are some more of our favorite chapter books for boys, and here…

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  7. Favorite Chapter Books for Boys, Part 1

    Jordan and I both enjoy reading, and we have been pleased that all of our boys love books as well!   I decided to post some of our favorite books, and…

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  8. Alphabet Running Game

    We've been stuck inside the house a lot lately because of the flu and bad weather! We decided to burn off a little steam by adding running to an alphabet…

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  9. Writing Letters in Sugar

    Here's an easy idea for practicing writing the alphabet - writing in sugar! Sometimes it helps to get more of the senses involved when working on writing. We got this…

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  10. How Big was Goliath?

    Today's advent tree reading was about David and Goliath. (Well, when I say "today," I mean the one we did today, which was the reading for December 11th. But if…

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