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Homeschool, Inspiration and Tips for Parents, Learning Through Literature

“Slow Down Mama, I’m Trying To Listen!”

One of the biggest mistakes we make, when reading aloud to our children, is reading to quickly! As a youth I had always dreamed of becoming a performer! I went to dance and drama classes throughout most of my childhood. I took pride in my ability to memorise lines much quicker than my fellow actors… Continue reading “Slow Down Mama, I’m Trying To Listen!”

Helping our children to develop a habit of Gratitude is extremely important. Books are a wonderful tool for this. Discover some of our families favourites and downlad your FREE Gratitude Notebooking Pages!
Learning Through Literature

Fostering Gratitude in Your Homeschool: Our Favourite Books

>>Scroll to bottom of the post for your FREE Gratitude Notebooking Pages<< Helping our children develop good character is equally (if not more so) as important as setting them up for academic success. One of the most important character traits you will hear parents refer to regularly is gratitude! The easiest and most effective way I… Continue reading Fostering Gratitude in Your Homeschool: Our Favourite Books

Homeschool, Reception

Phonics vs Sight Words and Why we Use Both

Affiliate Disclosure: This page contains affiliate links. If you make a purchase via one of these links I may receive a small commission at no extra cost to you. I love and use all of the books, products and resources I recommend to my readers and simply want to share them with you to give… Continue reading Phonics vs Sight Words and Why we Use Both

​6 Quiet Read Aloud Activities for The Child Who Just Can't Sit Still!
Learning Through Literature, Preschool, Reception

6 Quiet Read Aloud Activities for the Child Who Just Can’t Sit Still

  Believe it or not, some children really can not sit still for more than 60 seconds. If you have a highly active child, a fidgeter or a child who just wont sit still, read alouds can become a real challenge. You may feel like your child isn't listening and the getting up and down… Continue reading 6 Quiet Read Aloud Activities for the Child Who Just Can’t Sit Still

Inspiration and Tips for Parents, Learning Through Literature

Creating Daily Reading Habits – 6 Tips to Get You Started

"The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you'll go!" - Dr. Seuss Helping your children to create daily reading habits, will be the most valuable educational tool they'll get. The pages of books are filled with knowledge, facts and life lessons. Learning how… Continue reading Creating Daily Reading Habits – 6 Tips to Get You Started

Learning Through Literature, Preschool

Why I Read Classic Literature With My Preschoolers

  How often do you share classic literature with your children? If you haven't already noticed,books are a very prominent feature in our home. We are always sharing books  at various times through out the day. We don't have a strict schedule over here, however every evening without fail before bed the entire family gets together… Continue reading Why I Read Classic Literature With My Preschoolers

Learning Through Literature

Reading List Continued- 100 Books 30 Days Challenge

Affiliate links: We love the books we've read and share with you here and think you may too and have added these links for your reference only. However, if you do choose to purchase a book via these links we may receive a small commission at no additional cost to you. As promised here's the… Continue reading Reading List Continued- 100 Books 30 Days Challenge

Teach your Child to Read in 100 Easy Lessons
Preschool, Reception

Preschool – Structured Reading Lessons

Affiliate links: We love the books we've read and share with you here and think you may too and have added these links for your reference only. However, if you do choose to purchase a book via these links we may receive a small commission at no additional cost to you.     Until fairly… Continue reading Preschool – Structured Reading Lessons

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100 Books In A Month Challenge

A few days ago I came across an inspirational post over at My Story My Song. Paige tells us about a reading challenge that she set for her class. 100 shared books in a month. Not only did her class meet this goal but they exceeded it and gained much more from it than simply getting through… Continue reading 100 Books In A Month Challenge

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How To Keep Your Children Engaged During Storytime

Everyday I read as much as I possibly can with the children. Be it children's books at bed time, reading my books aloud as they play, signs, magazines or even recipes. It's become second nature. Each day before we settle down to sleep we have story hour. The boys love choosing their stories for the… Continue reading How To Keep Your Children Engaged During Storytime