Literacy Activities

Teaching Colors to Toddlers

Teaching Colors to Toddlers

When teaching my toddler and preschoolers anything, I ALWAYS teach it to them through books, play and conversation. I'll breakdown this post with book suggestions to use when teaching colors, play ideas, and finally conversation starters and talking points you can use...

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A Literacy Busy Bag

A Literacy Busy Bag

Do you find yourself running out of ways to keep your children entertained while eating at a restaurant, waiting at a doctors office or even traveling? Then it's time to implement a Literacy Busy Bag to keep you kiddo busy and building a strong literacy foundation!...

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Christmas Letters and Sounds

Christmas Letters and Sounds

Do you need a fun activity to practice matching capital and lowercase letters or letter sounds with a festive twist? Here is a fun Christmas Letters and Sound Match for you to print and play with your preschooler, today! Click here to grab your free and festive...

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All About Apples

All About Apples

The fall is such a fun time for learning opportunities for kids! Teaching about apples in September is so much fun and lends itself to some great books, literacy activities and our annual field trip to the apple orchard! I've found that no matter what the child's age,...

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Teaching Main Idea & Details

Teaching Main Idea & Details

"What does the author want me to know?" Finding the main idea is the key in understanding what you read. Yes, it's just an answer to a simple question, "What does the author want me to know?" However, understanding the main idea and then supporting that with details...

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Guess the Covered Word

Guess the Covered Word

READING IS THINKING. It is so important for children to start with a strong foundation in reading to set them up for success. So many times I've seen children (and adults) that default to sounding out an unknown word. Yes, that is a strategy but not the ONLY strategy...

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Books & Play

Books & Play

One of the most powerful ways that children develop literacy and language is through uninterrupted play. One of my favorite things to do (I loved this as a teacher, too) is to pair books with play. Read about how books provide a spring board for imagination while developing their literacy and language skills today!

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Letter of the Day: C

Letter of the Day: C

Instruction is memorable when teachers encourage students to make connections to known letters and words (e.g., Kathleen's K, g for go, m for mom) and use these connections to support their reading and writing. With our new preschool going on at home, I wanted to...

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Mix & Fix: A Letter & Word Activity

Mix & Fix: A Letter & Word Activity

Letter and word work for students is powerful when it connects to something they already know. For preschoolers, recognizing the letters in their name is a great place to start. During the activity, Coleman worked hard on recognizing and naming the letters in his name.

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