Book Lists

Heartwarming Children’s Books for the Autumn Season

As the seasons begin to shift and the days become cool, settle in with these heartwarming children's books for the autumn season. Your children will appreciate the cozy moments together as you read and explore all that is to come during fall. If You Go Down to the Woods Today Enjoy this beautifully illustrated seek-and-find… Continue reading Heartwarming Children’s Books for the Autumn Season

Reading Tips

The Decoding Detective

A Wholistic Reading Approach Reading is a foundational life skill that we teach our little ones in the early years of their life. The goal of reading is not simply to teach children read words and read them quickly. Instead, we want our kiddos to read to understand a new text. A wholistic reading approach… Continue reading The Decoding Detective

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Constructing Background Knowledge

A Wholistic Reading Approach Constructing background knowledge is one of the foundational skills of the wholistic reading approach. Check out this post to read about how to teach reading in a wholistic, well-rounded way. What is background knowledge? Background knowledge is the information you already know about a topic that you can apply to a… Continue reading Constructing Background Knowledge

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A Wholistic Reading Approach

As parents and educators, I believe we should have a wholistic approach to teaching our children how to read. There are so many facets to learning to read. Often when we think of "learning to read", we think about sounding out words, learning letters names, sounds, and blends. While decoding is a HUGE part of… Continue reading A Wholistic Reading Approach