Early Reading

Early reading research, activities, and more that will help guide parents and teachers through teaching children how to read.

The ONLY Sight Words Activity You’ll Need For At-Home Reading

In this post, you will learn all about a reading resource for learning sight words that I use with every single one of my reading students. This is the only sight words activity you’ll need for teaching your child reading at home. I’ll show you how to create this sight word box, how it works, …

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The Perfect [& FREE] CVC Words Activity Cards for Your Beginning Reader!

Is your child in the beginning stages of reading? Have they began mastering their vowel and consonant sounds? If so, they may be ready to take on CVC words and start reading their first words! In this post, you will learn about the FREE CVC words activity cards you can download today along with the …

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Reading Readiness : 6 Pre-Reading Skills that Indicate Your Child is Ready to Learn How to Read

Reading Readiness: pre-reading skills that indicate your child is ready to learn how to read. There is a lot of wonderment around when the best time is for parents to begin teaching their child to read. All children are different and it may be up to you to determine when your child displays reading readiness; …

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Literacy for Children: Unlock Literacy at Home for Your Child

Literacy for your child is absolutely essential for their success in education and beyond! Unlocking their literacy skills begins with you. As a parent, you have the power to encourage and nurture literacy at home every step of the way and chances are, you’ve already gotten started! Questions that will be answered in this post: …

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There are Two Approaches to Teaching Reading to Your Child, Here is How to Stay Balanced

Yes, there has been a 100-year war on the approaches to teaching reading to our children in school. As a parent, there is no need to worry about which approach you should use to help teach your child to read at home! However, it may be beneficial to you to understand what type of reading …

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What is Phonics? And Why is it Important?

What is Phonics? What is Phonics? How does it differ from phonological awareness? Why is it so important in reading acquisition? What if my child isn’t learning phonics in school? Answers to these questions and more coming up. Phonics is Not Phonemic Awareness Phonics refers to the paired association between the sounds [or phonemes] of …

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The Powerful Effects of Reading Storybooks with Your Child

Reading storybooks is one of the most beautiful experiences you can have with your child. If you feel you do not spend much time reading to your child, I encourage you to stick around. Check out the myriad of ways storytime can and will impact your child and their language development.  **Scroll to the bottom …

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The Six Principles of Language Development and Reading Books With Your Child

Thanks to decades of research, we know better now than ever before that language and literacy skills begin developing at birth. That’s right! From the moment your beautiful child breathes their first breath and hears their first words, their brain is set to work in developing skills for understanding.  This post contains the six research-based …

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Phonemic Awareness: First Steps to Learning How to Read

Phonemic Awareness is a term frequently used by educators and professionals in early literacy and reading development. Children who show strong phonemic awareness have the highest potential to begin learning how to read. What exactly is phonemic awareness? I will answer this question and give you ways you can promote your child’s phonemic awareness skills …

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