Category Archives: Reading

Fairfield Library Encouraging Kids to Dig Into Summer Reading

You know I love my public library. I am always discovering new offerings besides great books there. I took one of my students to our Fairfield Public Library for a summer outing. As we climbed the stairs to the children’s … Continue reading

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Getting Kids To Read Over the Summer

I was on vacation at Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin and visited one of my favorite vintage shops, “Three Gables Consignment,” partly because they have a sign that says, “Open” on one side and “Shut” on the other. As I was browsing … Continue reading

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Summer Reading Ideas For Kids, Balloons Over Broadway

There is a freedom with the end of school for parents as well as teachers. No wonder a mom’s blog, “Worst End of School Year Mom Ever,”  struck a cord with so many parents! I find that after parents breathe … Continue reading

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Alphabet Anatomy: Meet The Capital Letters Teaches Kids The Alphabet

Learning the alphabet, all 26 letters, can be daunting. Some pick it up quickly through repeated exposure to educational TV shows, DVD’s, books, and toys. Others seem to need a little extra help. There is so much to learn. Kids … Continue reading

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Clever Ways to Teach Sight Words

Last week I had a free giveaway of Thinkfun’s Zingo! Sight Words. I had an enthusiastic response, as this is not only a really fun game that teaches sight words but it fills a much needed gap. Kids have to … Continue reading

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Free Giveaway of Zingo! Sight Words

I can’t say enough about Zingo! Sight Words by ThinkFun. Kids LOVE to play it over and over again while it increases their ability to “read” common sight words as they grab the tiles from the Zinger and fill their … Continue reading

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Family Games That Make Learning To Read Fun

At this time of year, parents are asking me for fun games that also promote learning–especially for emerging or new readers. Yesterday I was at the home of a kindergartner and mom showed me a laminated  list of sight words … Continue reading

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Zingo! Sight Words for Reading and Speech Therapy

Teachers and parents dread the “lists” that kids have to learn that challenge even the most creative educators to find a way to make it fun. Whether it is multiplication tables or lists of sight words, it is critical to … Continue reading

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Comparisons Lessons in Speech Therapy

I recently took a new book out of the library to use for speech language therapy sessions and realized it was perfect for teaching comparisons and book-to-book connections. Jam and Honey by Melita Morales is actually two books under one … Continue reading

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Comprehension Lessons in Speech Therapy

It’s fun to be on a school team again twice a month when I meet with the public school special education team working with my kindergarten client. My little friend is on the higher end of the autism spectrum and … Continue reading

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