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Read-aloud time is my favorite part of the school day and by reading with my children, I've been able to find books that we love and adore. I'm always looking for suggestions for books to read to my kids during our homeschool day. I either preview a book by reading it ahead of time or I get book recommendations from friends. Today I'm …

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Best Winter Books for Kids

(2 days ago) This book has so many fascinating facts! It’s a nonfiction book that has great diagrams for helping kids understand the science behind snowflakes. The Snowy Day by Ezra Jack Keats. The adorable story is a classic book. We love this one! This is even a short video on Amazon Prime! It’s embellished from the book, but my 4-year-old was

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Book Activities Archives

(Just Now) What little child doesn’t love an Eric Carle book?! The Very Busy Spider is a super fun book that can be used to learn about spiders. I am going to show you how to use it and cover geography, literacy, theatre arts, math, science, art & crafts, fine motor skills, and hand & …

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Leaves Book Activities

(8 days ago) It’s a book about a bear’s first year of hibernation. I love this book because it talks about the beautiful leaves of fall and also goes through the seasonal changes in trees. It’s a book with simple words and beautiful illustrations that make it easy for kids to understand.

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Pigeon Activities Inspired by Mo Willem's Books

(2 days ago) After that, we read the first book in the series – Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus! Then we watched the Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus Video that we got from the library! It was a great video because at the end, it has Mo Willems reading the book to a group of kids and teaching them how to draw the pigeon.

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Five Beautiful Christmas Trees Booklet

(4 days ago) If you have an emergent reader, they could even read this book! (Or have them read along with you!) This is a simple book, but cute to read around Christmastime. Here is how the poem goes: Five little Christmas trees, sitting in a row. The first one said, “The wind is starting to blow.” The second one said, “I look pretty with my lights!”

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Sight Word Readers

(4 days ago) Sight Word Readers. It is important for beginning readers to practice reading sight words. Sight words are word that are most frequently used and they appear on almost every page of text. These are also words that can’t necessarily be sounded out, so they need to be memorized. For example, if you sound out the word ‘the’ it would sound

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Five Little Pumpkins

(5 days ago) Five little pumpkins sitting on a gate. The first one said, “Oh my, it’s getting late!”. The second one said, “There are witches in the air.”. The third one said, “But we don’t care.”. The fourth one said, “Let’s run and run and run.”. The fifth one said, “I’m ready for some fun!”. Ooooooooo went the wind and out

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Pumpkin Life Cycle Booklet (Free Printable)

(7 days ago) This booklet teaches children the process the pumpkin goes through to go from a small seed to a big pumpkin! I created two versions of this booklet. The first is a full color version. For this booklet, you can cut out the pumpkin-shaped pages, staple it, and read the book together. I also created a black and white version, which is meant to be

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My Trip to the Zoo {Free Printable Booklet}

(7 days ago) This book is really simple. It has 6 pages. Just read the directions to your kiddo and have them draw a picture. Here’s a look at what’s inside the booklet: To print your own copy, click here —-> My Trip To The Zoo. Here’s how you assemble your book: 1. Print the 4 pages. Fold the cover page on the dotted lines.

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How to Make an Apple Pie and See the World

(2 days ago) The book is about a little girl who desires to make an apple pie. She needs the ingredients, but her local market is closed, so she travels the world for each ingredient where they are the finest of its kind. As you read along, your little one can travel with her too!

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25 Dr. Seuss Activities

(8 days ago) Green Eggs and Ham Color Word Sort and Spell Game from Growing Book by Book. Cat in the Hat Shape Activity from Fun Learning for Kids. Planet Earth Slime – Lorax Activity from Little Bins for Little Hands. The Lorax Planting Seeds Activity from Pre-K Pages. Fizzing Green Eggs from Preschool Powol Packets.

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Teaching Preschoolers How to Pick Out Books Independently

(3 days ago) Sometimes they will pick topics that are familiar to them or they have a connection with (ex: picking a book about a pet dog if they own a dog). Or perhaps a book is in a series and they want to read more from the series. 5. Decide. Decide if you want to check out the book. If so, add it to the pile of books.

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100 Books Summer Reading Challenge

(3 days ago) So now I’m going to ask your family to take the 100 book challenge! If you are up for it, download the challenge printable here —> Summer Reading Challenge. After you print out the two pages, tape the two pages together. If you’d like to join my summer reading challenge group on Facebook, click here. This is a fun way to keep each other

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Free Summer Reading Charts

(2 days ago) Today I’m sharing two free summer reading charts. One is for younger kids and the other is for older kids. The first one is a chart with 15 pictures. Once a child reads a picture book with you or by themselves, they can color in one picture. After all 15 books are colored in, they can earn a special outing or a small prize.

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Sight Word Readers for the Word My

(2 days ago) I’ve been sharing sight word readers for several weeks now and today I’m sharing with you printable booklets for the word “my”. There are 3 booklets in this collection: My Family. My Dog. My Clothes. Each of these sight word readers focus on the word “my”. They also mostly use words that were learned in previous sight word readers.

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The Best Alphabet Books for Preschoolers

(6 days ago) This book doesn’t go through alphabet letters, but it’s a great one for talking about letter D. Letter E. Eating the Alphabet by Lois Ehlert has beautiful photos and is a great book for talking about different types of fruits and vegetables. Letter F.

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God Made Just One

(9 days ago) I loved this book because it’s a great for little ones. The text is easy to understand and the pictures are adorable! My kids were so excited to read this book. They LOVED looking at the pictures! I also loved that this book is a board book, sturdy, and easy for little ones to hold! The thing I loved the most about the book was the message.

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Exploring a Cactus {With Free Printable}

(9 days ago) I really should write a post about that one 😀 We will be printing out the cactus book and heading out to have a little fun with it.. thanks for sharing! Reply. Angela Thayer says. July 30, 2013 at 12:35 am. Thank you! Yes, I bet you see a lot of cacti! Yes, you should write a post about that. I would read it! Reply.

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Duck for President Activities

(5 days ago) This book is a kid-friendly way to talk about some of the components of running for president. I love the author, Doreen Cronin. She has such creative and hilarious books! My boys are huge fans of Click, Clack, Moo! This book is …

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Chapter Books for Preschoolers

(6 days ago) This book is an Usborne book and a favorite of my boys! We have the book with the audiobook, so we also enjoy listening to it as well. I love the colorful pictures and cute stories about farm animals. There are 20 stories in this collection. It’s a great beginning chapter book, too! Oh and children enjoy finding the hidden duck on every page! 4.

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Sight Word Readers for the Word "We"

(1 days ago) In this download, there are these 3 booklets: We Are Pirates. In London. In the Desert. Each of these sight word readers focus on the word “we”. They also mostly use words that were learned in previous sight word readers. The child can also use the pictures to help them read the sentences. You may have to help them with words that are not

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Short A Word Family Flip Books

(6 days ago) Start with number 1 and layer each paper on top of each other. Then put the family name on top. 5. Place two staples at the top to complete the flip book. There are 12 booklets in this set. These are the word families for the short /ă/ sounds. Kids love these flip books and they are a great way to practice word families!

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Red Leaf, Yellow Leaf Activity

(6 days ago) This is a great book explaining the life cycle of a tree. The pictures are collage and creative. At the end of the story, it has the idea to make a treat for the birds. So we tried it out today! You’ll need these supplies: *bread *bird seed *egg white *ribbon. First, you …

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Hibernation Activities for Preschoolers

(1 days ago) Here are the printable emergent reader book. Version 1: Hibernation Emergent Reader. Version 2: Hibernation Emergent Reader 2. Here are the directions: Print the page on card stock (if you can). Print the book on one page so there’s a front and a back side. Cut across the horizontal center of the page. Fold the two pieces in half.

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Sight Word Reader for the Word "Go"

(1 days ago) Today I’m sharing with you sight word readers for the word “go”. This sight word always makes me think of the book “Go, Dog, Go!”. It’s one of my boys’ favorite books to read! Hope you enjoy today’s free set of sight word readers! In this download, there are these 3 booklets: Around the Town. Let’s Go to the Circus. Fast

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Play and Learn Toddler Activities Book

(4 days ago) How is the book different from your other book, The Toddler Journey? My new book has all new activities! A few are similar, but they are still different. The categories in the book are create, explore, pretend, sense, and play. Let me know if you have anymore questions! Once again, you can order the book HERE.

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Sight Word Readers for the Word "Red"

(3 days ago) I recently blogged about this book! Desiree Reading with Mrs. D-Red is Best. Reply. Esme Prinsloo says. June 4, 2017 at 4:35 am. Hi. Thank you for all the stuff I can get from your site I am not a teacher but a 63 year old lady who fostered some kids with learning problems and with this I can surely help them .

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Reading Archives

(2 days ago) Disclosure: I received a complimentary book from The Innovation Press in exchange for my honest review. As always, my reviews are 100% from me! I'm so excited to share with you a NEW chapter book series! The Zoey and Sassafrass books are perfect for young readers.

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100 Picture Books to Read This Summer

(3 days ago) The Very Lonely Firefly board book by Eric Carle. The Very Quiet Cricket Board Book by Eric Carle. Diary of a Fly by Doreen Cronin. Diary of a Worm by Doreen Cronin. Diary of a Spider by Doreen Cronin. Big Rig Bugs by Kurt Cyrus. Pest Fest by Julia Durango. Books About Gardens. Up, Down, and Around by Katherine Ayres. Flower Garden by Eve

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Sight Word Reader for the Word 'Like"

(1 days ago) Sight Word Reader for the Word ‘Like”. One of the most requested sight word reader booklets is for the word ‘like.’. Today I’m excited to share this free printable with you! This booklet is about gardening and all the things the main character likes about gardening. The booklet uses sight words and other simple words for the sentences.

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Sight Word Readers for the Word "Make"

(4 days ago) In this download, there are these 3 booklets: I Can Make Breakfast. I Can Make Pizza. Construction Vehicles. Each of these sight word readers focus on the word “make”. They also mostly use words that were learned in previous sight word readers. The child can also use the pictures to help them read the sentences.

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Book Activities Archives

(7 days ago) This book is a kid-friendly way to talk about some of the components of running for president. I love the author, Doreen Cronin. She has such creative and hilarious books! My boys are huge fans of Click, Clack, Moo! This book is about duck feeling fed up with doing chores on the farm. He decides to hold a farm election on whether the farmer or

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The Story of the Kindness Elves Book Review

(8 days ago) This book is a great to read with your children or even in a classroom! I think it’s a great add-on if you have the elves. And if you don’t have the elves yet, you should get them! They don’t need to be used just during Christmas, but they can have surprise visits throughout the year! I …

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Zoey and Sassafras Book Review & Printable

(2 days ago) Zoey & Sassafrass books are great for ages 4-10. It was written for a 2nd grade independent reading level, but would also be great for a read aloud book with younger children. As an extension to the book, I created a printable that goes through some of the problems and solutions Zoey encounters in this story.

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The Very Busy Spider Activities

(7 days ago) What little child doesn’t love an Eric Carle book?! The Very Busy Spider is a super fun book that can be used to learn about spiders. I am going to show you how to use it and cover geography, literacy, theatre arts, math, science, art & crafts, fine motor skills, and hand & …

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Fizzing Rainbow Activity

(Just Now) Disclosure: I received this book in exchange for an honest review. This post contains affiliate links. But first, let me tell you about this amazing children’s book! My Color is Rainbow is a beautiful book with a wonderful message. This book about love and acceptance. The Little White Arch in the story is trying to figure out which color he

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Multicultural Books for Early Childhood Classrooms

(6 days ago) This book talks celebrates beautiful skin colors from people all over the world. This is a beautiful book! Green is a Chile Pepper – A Book of Colors by Rosanne Greenfield Thong. This is a great way to introduce children to the Hispanic culture and learn colors in Spanish and English. Round is a Tortilla – A Book of Shapes by Rosanne

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Book Activities Archives

(7 days ago) The Very Hungry Caterpillar is an all-time favorite book of my boys. I've read this book to them many, many times. There are a lot of kid activities, birthday party themes, and baby shower themes centered on this book. Today, I'm sharing a simple toddler activity you can do …

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The ABC's of Preschool

(8 days ago) 4. Book Lists – I love book lists and each alphabet letter has a list of suggested books to read aloud. It makes picking out books at the library so much easier! 5. Supply Lists – It is so nice that there’s a supply list for each week! It makes preparing so much easier. 🙂

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Community Helpers Printable Posters

(1 days ago) I created a set of community helpers printable posters to help teach this. Before teaching about community helpers, make sure you explain what a community is. It can be small with only a few buildings and homes or the opposite, with a large population. The community helpers are people that help each other by offering goods and services.

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Sight Word Readers for the Word "But"

(1 days ago) Today I’ll be sharing sight word readers for the word “but”. In this download, there are these 3 booklets: A New Pet. Flying into Space. The Lost Doll. Each of these sight word readers focus on the word “but”. They also use words that were learned in previous sight word readers. The child can also use the pictures to help them read

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I Spy Fall Counting Booklet

(3 days ago) I just love this time of year. Today I’m excited to share with you an I Spy Fall Counting Booklet. This is perfect for preschoolers, or even some toddlers. The purpose of the booklet is to practice counting, one-to-one correspondence, and number writing. I want to remind you that I don’t believe worksheets should be used often with little ones.

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Sight Word Readers for the Word "Help"

(4 days ago) In this download, there are these 3 booklets: Things That Help Us. I Can Help. I Can Help the Earth. Each of these sight word readers focus on the word “help”. They also mostly use words that were learned in previous sight word readers. The child can also use the pictures to help them read the sentences. You may have to help them with words

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Alphabet Mystery Letter Hunt Activity

(3 days ago) Disclosure: This post contains affiliate links to Amazon. For more information, please see my disclosure.. Today I’m sharing with you a fun and interactive activity to go along with the book Alphabet Mystery by Audrey Wood. In this book, a group of lowercase letters go on an adventure to find the missing letter x.

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Fun Ideas for Magna-Tiles

(1 days ago) Do you have Magna-Tiles or some other magnetic blocks at home? They are such amazing toys that can be used in really unique ways! We’ve recently been discovering some fun ways to play with them, so today I’m excited to share with you some fun ideas using Magna-Tiles.

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Sight Word Reader for the Word "Here"

(3 days ago) Sight Word Reader for the Word “Here”. Hello there! HERE is another sight word reader set for the word HERE! Get it?! ‘Here’ is one of those words we use and say a lot, so it’s a great sight word to practice! (Especially since it looks so close to the word ‘her’.) I Am Here! Each of these sight word readers focus on the word

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