Category: reading

Long Vowel Sounds

Activities and Ideas for Teaching Long Vowel Sounds

Long vowel sounds can be a point of struggle for many young readers. While short vowel sounds are relatively straightforward and spelled the same each time, long vowel sounds are more complex. There are several ways to make each of the long vowel sounds. For example, a long a can be spelled with: a_e, ai,...

Sort a Scene – Long Vowels and Dipthongs Practice

Mastering long vowel sounds is an important part of learning to read. There are so many vowel teams and phonics words for emerging readers to memorize and understand, that it can be daunting. Today, I’m sharing an activity an activity that I like to use with the first grader – Sort-a-Scene: Long Vowel Sounds. Related...

Fairy Tale Counting Syllable Cards

Fairy Tale Themed Syllable Counting Cards

Counting syllables is another great tool to teach your child that can help improve their spelling and reading skills. It is also sometimes a largely overlooked skill since it doesn’t directly involve spelling or reading. Let’s talk about syllables and how to count them. And I’ve got a super cute set of Fairy Tale Themed...

learning through play increases engagement. learn the alphabet through play with alphabet bingo!

Have Fun While Teaching Letter Recognition With Alphabet Bingo

Before becoming a mother, I taught high school math.  So, I never taught very many “learning the ABCs” kind of activities.  My how life changes!  Now that I stay home with the pumpkins and my oldest just turned 5, we do ABC activities for all the time.  I love looking for and coming up with...

ABC Hide and Seek fun learning

Alphabet Hide & Seek

Do you have a child that is SO active they don’t want to sit still for anything?  That’s my middle pumpkin.  My oldest has had a very long attention span for sitting (reading, watching, learning, etc.) from a very young age, but my MP, not so much.  So, when we started talking about letters it...