Favorite Picture Books for K-2nd grade

Favorite Picture Books for K-2nd grade

To say the least, I have A LOT of favorite picture books. {You can also see our Favorite Picture Books for Pre-K/K.} And once again, it was hard to narrow down our absolute favorite picture books for K-2nd grade. Many of these are texts that have such rich content, that I have used them over and […]

Favorite Picture Books for Pre-K/K

Our Favorite Picture Books for Pre-K through K - This Reading Mama

The world of picture books has such AMAZING resources for our young readers. It truly was difficult to only pick a handful and share today, but I’ve narrowed down our absolute favorite picture books for Preschool and Kindergarten. *This post contains affiliate links.   We Are in a Book was the first Elephant & Piggie […]

Favorite Board Books {for Babies and Toddlers}

Our Favorite Board Books for Babies and Toddlers - This Reading Mama

Welcome back to my 5-day series: Our Ultimate List of Favorite Books! Today, we’re sharing our favorite board books for babies and toddlers. Between my four kiddos, I’ve had a baby or toddler in the house for more than 9 years. During that time, I may have gone a little board book happy for them. […]

Favorite Nonfiction Series Books {for K-5th grades}

Nonfiction Series Books for K-5th grades This Reading Mama

Nonfiction makes up the majority of what adults read. But too often kids don’t get enough nonfiction reading. Here are 10+ of our favorite nonfiction series books to get that nonfiction reading in, from Kindergarten to 5th grades. *This post contains affiliate links. For each nonfiction book series, I’m including a brief description and an age […]

Our Favorite Books {Tots through Chapter Books}


Over the years, I’ve had the privilege of teaching in the classroom, being a private reading tutor, and homeschooling my own children. In all of those roles, I have been introduced to some fantastic books that have become favorites of mine {and favorites of my students/own children}.   In this 5-day series, I will be […]

Thanksgiving Poetry Pack

Thanksgiving Poetry Pack {FREE} This Reading Mama

Today, I’m sharing our FREE Thanksgiving Poetry Pack {free download at the end of this post}! In it, you’ll find a free thanksgiving poem with literacy activities for K-2nd graders. The activities can work for homeschool instruction, after school instruction, small group instruction, or a literacy center. Lots of adaptations can be made! If you’d […]

Thanksgiving Mats for Pattern Blocks

FREE Thanksgiving Pattern Block Mats  This Reading Mama

When my oldest was in Kindergarten, I drew some Thanksgiving Mats for Pattern Blocks for him by hand. And while they served their purpose, I have been working to update them for my preschooler and Kindergartner this year. And now, I also get to share them with you! PLUS, you’ll find a couple of extra bonus goodies that […]

Say Goodbye to Punishing, Nagging & Yelling

angry  boy punished by the mother

I’m so excited to join forces with Amy of Positive Parenting Solutions again for a FREE Webinar on Tuesday, November 18th at 9:00 PM EST. If you’ve joined us before or never seen Amy’s webinar, you’re in a REAL TREAT! On Tuesday, November 18th (ONE WEEK from today) at 9PM EST, I want to invite YOU to join me […]

Learning Ideas with Photo Stacking Blocks

Learning Ideas with Photo Stacking Blocks - This Reading Mama

*This post contains affiliate links. When kids can manipulate and touch while learning, they are learning by doing. Learning by doing is a HIGHLY effective way to motivate learners. Learners are also more apt to remember if they learn by doing. Today, I’d like to share a few SIMPLE and HANDS-ON ideas for using the […]

Writing Thank You Notes {Encouraging Thankfulness}

Writing Thank You Notes with FREE Printable Pack This Reading Mama

Writing thank you notes is such a great way to help kids (and adults) practice the art of thankfulness. There are always things we can be thankful for. Even when the situation isn’t so fun, we can find something to be thankful for. Sometimes we have to look really hard or even have a friend […]