Hello! This week I have had the pleasure of watching my 4 1/2 year-old fall in love with writing and drawing. It really did seem to happen overnight.

       
Newsletter Topper

Hello!

This week I have had the pleasure of watching my 4 1/2 year-old fall in love with writing and drawing. It really did seem to happen overnight. He has spent hours drawing "Magic Earth" on the driveway and making "family albums." He asks me to write his words and I know he is soaking it all in for doing it on his own someday. What has made you say, "Wow" this week?

Best,
Jodie

***
10-Tips-724x1024

HELPING KIDS DECODE

Have you ever wondered what to do and say to a child who gets stuck on a word? I have a FREE printable full of prompts!

GET IT HERE

***

SIDEWALK CHALK IDEAS

We went through a whole box of sidewalk chalk this week. Here are some fun literacy ideas to do with chalk.

Letter Sound Freeze Dance from Meaningful Mama is brilliant! I love how it incorporates music, literacy and dance.

Does your child need help blending the sounds in a word? Coffee Cups and Crayons shares a Walk the Word idea that will help.

Give your next hopscotch game a twist with this sight word version from Imagine Learn Play.

***
5 Learning Games and Toys

GAMES AND ACTIVITIES TO PROMOTE PRE-READING SKILLS

Here are some of the games and activities that we have enjoyed using to help with pre-reading skills.---->CLICK HERE

What else would you add to the list? Reply to this email and tell me.

***

WRITING IDEAS

Picklebums created a neat comic book template for kids to create their own comic.---> SEE IT HERE

For more making books ideas check out our collection.----> CLICK HERE

***

THIS WEEK ON THE BLOG

Here were the new posts on the blog this week!

40+ Books for Preschoolers to Teach Basic Concepts (this is already very popular!)
Grab and Pull a Letter Load
Superhero ABC

Next week I'll be sharing ideas about book rotating, Family Dinner Book Club details for Runaway Ralph, our final superhero summer idea and more!

***

A FEW LAST THINGS...

I still have a few slots for Usborne Facebook parties in July if you would like to take advantage of big hostess rewards. Just respond to this email and we will get a party set up for you!

Feel free to share this newsletter with anyone you think would enjoy it! We love to spread literacy ideas everywhere!

Have a great week filled with reading!

You signed up for this newsletter. If you don't want to receive this newsletter anymore, there is an unsubscribe button on the bottom of this email. I will miss you though!

facebook google_plus instagram pinterest twitter
1px