early reading development

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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The Simple View of Reading and How to Use It

This post is all about the “Simple View of Reading” (SVR). Here you will read all about the overly simple, yet powerful equation to better understand reading comprehension and how it works. It is simple but contains a lot of complex features that are not meant to be taken simply. First proposed in 1986 by …

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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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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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