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Summer literacy activities are full of reading and writing ideas to keep learning going all summer!

15 Memorable Picture Books about Cats | The Jenny Evolution

(part of a summer reading series)

Whether you are doing an ocean themed unit or a shark week activity, this shark beginning sounds song is perfect for building phonological awareness.

12 fabulous series' for children who have enjoyed the Rainbow Magic series. With magical themes, adventure and issues related to friendship, this list includes chapter book suggestions for children aged 7 to 10 years of age.

Along the way to becoming a reader, your child will be exposed to learning how to chunk works into syllables. A fun and easy way to work on syllables is right in your kitchen! Your beginning reader will love this simple Muffin Tin Syllable Counting learning activity.

magic letter learning: write letters, numbers, words, names with white crayon or pastel on paper and ask child to paint with watercolor over it

The Name Jar by Yangsook Choi is such a lovely book. The main character is Unhei a little girl who has just immigrated from Korea. She is trying to decide on an easy to pronounce American name and her new class helps by offering up suggestions and places them in a name jar. As she gets used to her new surroundings and develops friendships she realizes she doesn’t need an American name after all. I really loved this book because there are so many great lessons.

How To Catch A Star by Oliver Jeffers is a sweet story about a little boy who wants a star of his own. I loved the bright and simplistic illustrations and the message about holding on to your dreams, working for them and figuring out that sometimes things come to you in packages you don’t expect. Great book!

Grab a bouquet of flowers and let your preschoolers and toddlers have fun arranging them in this alphabet activity!

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A collection of fun reading pointers you can make or buy for your beginning readers.

Wonderful children's books about special needs. List contains a variety of books about disabilities ranging from blindness to autism.

Books list for beginning readers. These are easy to read, but very well written books. Perfect for Kindergarten and 1st grade.

how to support your child through difficult texts | amy mascott | teachmama.com

Perfect art and letter activity, using print-making to print an alphabet you can use for hands-on learning.

Children's Books for Black History Month | The Jenny Evolution

10 Ways to Learn with Alphabet Stamps. Great for preschool and kindergarten. Easy to adapt for sight word and spelling revision.

Name Practice Activity Using Toy Cars- Perfect alphabet or ABC activity for kids who love Hot Wheels! ~ BuggyandBuddy.com

Sight Word Fishing. I LOVE that it's editable! I can use it for word families, sight words, CVCe words.... anything!

55 Timeless books for kids -- great choices for year round reading! #kidslit

Learning letters while building with blocks

Best LGBT Books for Children - Picture Books About Lesbian & Gay Families

Help kids work on retelling a story to build comprehension after reading Goldilocks and the Three Dinosaurs. This hands-on sensory activity is great for kids who need to move as they process.

Beginning Sounds Phonics Game Alphabet Dominos - MJCS