If you’re looking for ways to help your child learn to read and write, especially if you want quick, practical and fun ideas, try these top five tips from the Raising a Rock-Star Reader book.
How do you help your children learn spellings? Here’s a multi-sensory idea to try: we’re making cinnamon and ginger scented salt and using it with our autumn leaf word tree, for learning that looks, smells and feels great!
Ginger and cinnamon salt tray :: how to learn spellings [Read more…]
We love fall leaf crafts! Anything that combines a dash of the outdoors, a splash of colourful printing and a bit of playful learning is all good with us. We’re going to be using this autumn word tree for lots of different word games over the coming weeks – here’s how to make one.
Fall leaf crafts :: autumn word tree [Read more…]
This watercolour autumn leaf alphabet is a pleasure to create and great for lots of hands-on alphabet sorts, letter learning and spelling games.
Watercolour autumn leaf alphabet sorts and letter games
I’m joining in the global A-Z blog party today with an alphabet dedicated to learning how to write. Here are twenty-six fun, creative, tried-and-tested ideas that you can use with your children to help them enjoy their first steps in learning how to write. There are ideas here for sensory alphabets, making spellings fun, encouraging creative storytelling and bringing writing into your everyday imaginary play.
A-Z of learning how to write [Read more…]
How do you help your children learn sight words and spellings? My girls are a whole lot more interested when their learning is through hands-on, sensory play. Here’s how we’re using some of our stash of seashells from the beach to help with learning how to read and spell.
Sight words spellings [Read more…]
A free printable reading record that you can use with your child to encourage regular reading practise, perhaps as part of a summer reading scheme.