Back to School – Make Your Own ABC Book!

It’s nearly fall and children are going back to school.  Whether you homeschool or your children attend public or private school, you may enjoy doing this activity with your preschool or kindergarten student. At ages 4 and 5, children should still be playing a lot of the time, so learning should be casual and informal. … Continue reading Back to School – Make Your Own ABC Book!

All Students Reading at Grade Level by the End of Third Grade?

Should the cutoff point at which we must get students reading on grade level be as late as third grade?  Perhaps we should rethink our starting point and begin to remediate all struggling readers in the middle of first grade, when the gap is not nearly so great. Ohio is one of 14 states that … Continue reading All Students Reading at Grade Level by the End of Third Grade?

Pre-Writing Skills for Preschoolers – Drawing Stick People

Reading is an essential skill.  It opens doors to so many learning opportunities. Writing and spelling are a big part of reading, but children cannot automatically spell or write well just because they know how to read.  Parents can help by introducing preschoolers to activities that can help prepare them for reading, spelling and writing. … Continue reading Pre-Writing Skills for Preschoolers – Drawing Stick People

Free Preschool Activity – Color & Shape Matching Game

During summer break, children are still learning. You can use this activity with preschool & kindergarten age children anytime.  Try it when you are waiting for a meal in a restaurant.  Print two copies of the above shapes onto heavy card stock and cut them out. Save the pieces in a snack size baggie. You can play … Continue reading Free Preschool Activity – Color & Shape Matching Game