Reading & Writing Readiness

Reading lessons, literacy activities and games that boost reading and writing readiness and progress. Reading instruction ideas, literacy games, learning to read activities for home.
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Use a rice sensory bin to find and spell your name

Use ping pong balls when teaching word families, letter ID, letter sounds, names, and more! Hands-on fun and lots of fine motor work!

Gardening Books with 50+ fun gardening activities for kids -- great idea for outdoor reading with the kids!

FREE Picture Sorts with Speech Sounds - This Reading Mama

Creative ways to get your kids reading

Graeme Base Author Study: Books and Activities

Awesome books, crafts and activities that explore animal & insect life cycles! Great biology for kids ideas

The opinion of one mom and former first grade teacher on why she does not love BOB books ...and some resources for beginning readers that she recommends instead.

Writing activities for toddlers (working on finger muscles), preschool (learning letters) and school age kids (inspiring a love of writing). GREAT LIST!

Books about Mexico for Kids + FREE Cinco De Mayo/Mexico Study Unit Resources!

get ready to write without handwriting worksheets or free printables.

Best New Books for Middle School and Late Elementary of 2015 | The Jenny Evolution

End the school year with a fun activity that also builds alphabet recognition. Or, play alphabet bingo during summer school, summer camp, or with the kids during summer vacation.

Sight Word and Alphabet Fun with Gems. Help your child learn to identify their sight words as they learn to read.

Excellent list of cookbooks for kids! Pair these with an apron & kid-size whisk and measuring cups for holiday gift ideas!

How to prepare a DIY alphabet book along and letter sounds with objects; a variation of Montessori letter sound activities that works well for toddlers and preschoolers; post includes the Montessori Monday permanent collection.

Awesome list of books & resources about penguins! Great for World Penguin Day

5th grade summer reading list. Middle grade fiction books.


How to make a magnetic ABC I-spy jar - great sensory bottle idea and a fun alphabet game.

How to start a mother daughter book club -- great tips to keep kids interested in books as they grow + a list of really good books to read together!

Best New Young Adult Novels of 2015. Perfect reading for teenagers in high school.

Great tips to keep kids excited about reading.

Hands on Reading Tray - GREAT reading activity for kids!