Perfectly Maggie

**The contest is officially complete. No new entries will be accepted.   *Though I was given Perfectly Maggie to review, the thoughts and opinions about the book are all mine.* If you've ever read my "About Me" page or noticed the description of this blog, you know that my goal is to teach my boys to be … Continue reading Perfectly Maggie

Vocabulary Building Books for Babies and Big Kids

The final tip in this boosting early reading skills series is my favorite and probably the simplest: Read books with words that your kiddos do not yet know. That's it. There is not much to it, but I do have a TON of recommendations to help you execute it that I hope you will check … Continue reading Vocabulary Building Books for Babies and Big Kids

Asking about the Lesson: Our Two Favorite Lesson-Based Series (And Maybe a Couple More)

For me, the best part about reading books with my kids is all of the lessons they teach. Obviously this has been the focus of most of my blog posts, but I feel like this part of it is so important that it deserves its own tip post as well. Even though I am working … Continue reading Asking about the Lesson: Our Two Favorite Lesson-Based Series (And Maybe a Couple More)

4 Tips to Boost Early Reading Skills

Hi all! As you may know by now, I am a high school English teacher. However, as a Secondary English Education major in college, I was never actually taught how to teach people to read. I was taught to help boost comprehension and to help students pull themes, literary elements, historical context, and author's purpose from … Continue reading 4 Tips to Boost Early Reading Skills