Tag Archives: Reading

Princess Learning Activities and a Disney Princess Castle Giveaway!

  During the summer we had loads of fun with balloon reading games and outdoor reading games, but now that we are further into the school year I am wanting something fresh and fun for my first grader. Lily's latest love is anything Disney princess or fairy-related as evidenced by her Halloween costume this year. I took this action shot while I was volunteering doing math assessments on Halloween. Lily refused to pause for a picture telling me, "I'm supposed to be doing math right Read more [...]

Back to School – Outdoor Reading Games

    Earlier this week these words came out of my six-year-old's mouth, "I don't want to read. Reading is boring." Gasp! As a child I carried a book wherever I went and could not get enough of the library.  How could I give birth to a child who doesn't like to read (or at least tells me so in a frustrated moment. This too shall pass, I know)? My husband or I read several books a day to our children and we listen to classics like The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe while Read more [...]

Simple Ways to Make Reading Fun

During the summer, I am planning learning activities for my children as many days I can.    I view summer learning as a fun way to reinforce skills and concepts learned during the school year. This sneaky mom doesn't want the kiddos to catch on that they are actually still learning! Last week I may have blown up over 30 balloons for Lily's sixth birthday. Those balloons have been bopped, kicked, and chased all over the house. This week my goal was to introduce our new Alphabet Flash Read more [...]