Book Lists, Holidays

Christmas Around the World Books for Kids

What better way to celebrate Christmas with your kiddos than to explore what Christmas looks like around the globe? Check out these amazing Christmas Around the World books for kids! You and your children will find that the information is easy to find, read, and understand. Use these books to faciliate more research into global… Continue reading Christmas Around the World Books for Kids

Book Lists

The Best Thanksgiving Picture Books

These are the best thanksgiving picture books to read with kids as Thanksgiving Day approaches! Each of these books will remind us of the importance of memories with family and friends as well as encourage us to give back to the community around us. Balloons Over Broadway Learn about the small beginnings of the Macy's… Continue reading The Best Thanksgiving Picture Books

Reading Tips

10 Easy Ways to Build Your Library on a Budget

As adults, we all want to make good, quality literature available to kids, whether that's in our homes or in our classrooms. But if you are like me, you don't have an unlimited budget. Here are 10 easy ways to build your library on a budget. Thrift Store Check out your local thrift stores such… Continue reading 10 Easy Ways to Build Your Library on a Budget

Book-Inspired Gift Guide

Unique Life Skill Gift Ideas for Kids

Are you looking for unique life skill gift ideas for kids? Are you looking for gifts that will inspire your children to read and play? Welcome to Simply Literature's gift guides! These beautiful, literature-inspired gift guides are perfect for any occasion! Each guide includes corresponding literature to fit the theme and open-ended toys that will… Continue reading Unique Life Skill Gift Ideas for Kids

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

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How to Teach Decoding Skills to Kids

Teaching children to read is a monumental (and sometimes scary!) task. Let's start by learning how to teach decoding skills to kids. 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… Continue reading How to Teach Decoding Skills to Kids

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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