Fall Coloring Pages – Color by Letter

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Coloring pages. I know. I know. Busy work, right? I used to think so until I started using them during our read aloud time to keep the little ones quiet so the big ones could hear. Seriously. My kids are LOUD. My house is LOUD. I am blessed that all my kids like to color. […]

SH Digraph Game {FREE Printable Game}

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NJoy (almost 6 years old) is in Kindergarten this year and loving it. He has a solid grip on reading (and spelling) CVC short vowel words, so I knew it was time to move on to something more challenging this year. So, we began learning about digraphs with the SH digraph. *This post contains affiliate […]

Spelling App- NOW AVAILABLE on Google Play

Short Vowel Word Study app from This Reading Mama

I’m OVER THE MOON excited to share with you that Short Vowels Word Study App IS NOW AVAILABLE for purchase on Google Play for $2.99 for Android devices!! If you’d like to read more info about the app, you can visit my post OR hop over to Google Play to see even more screen shots and […]

Fall Playdough Mats – Great for Open-Ended Play

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Did you know that today {September 16th} is Playdough Day? And to celebrate, I’m sharing our Fall Playdough Mats {FREE}! If you’re new to our open-ended playdough mats, we also have Winter/Christmas Playdough Mats, Spring/Easter Playdough Mats, Summer Playdough Mats, and Alphabet Playdough Mats {a fun way to learn and reinforce letter sounds}. They’re ALL FREE! […]

BOB Books Rhyming Words, Book 5 and 6

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*This post contains affiliate links. Today, I’m sharing FREE printables to go with Books 5 and 6 of BOB Books Rhyming Words. You can find more printables for books 5 and 6 over at 3 Dinosaurs and Royal Baloo, so be sure to check them out! Want more BOB Books printables? Check out all our free printables for BOB […]

Activities for School-Aged Kids {from After School Link Up}


Today, I’m featuring some of my favorite activities for school-aged kids from last week’s After School Link Up! And remember to scroll to the bottom and link up yours this week, too! This is a link up for Kindergarten and up. No preschool links, please.   What a fun and creative way to get kids spelling […]

Word Study Organization {Storage and Routines}

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If you’ve read my blog for very long, it’s no secret that the word study method is one of my favorite ways to teach kids to spell. I used as a classroom teacher, as a private reading tutor, and now as a homeschooling mama. As with any teaching method, organization is a must. Today, I’m sharing […]

Handwriting Practice Pages for the Young Child

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Can young children do some handwriting practice? You bet! The best place to start is through fun activities that strengthen those fine motor muscles. And as I shared in my post about teaching handwriting to preschoolers, young children need space. And lots of it. That’s why I created these FREE handwriting practice pages for the […]

FREE Apple Poetry Pack

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In August, I told you about and posted a new project my son and I are working on together {original poetry by me and original clip art from my 3rd grade son}. I’m calling them Poetry Packs and they are perfect for kids in Kindergarten through 2nd grade. The poems themselves would also work for […]

BOB Books Rhyming Words, Book 3 and 4


We’re back with FREE printable packs for BOB Books Rhyming Words. Last week, we shared our freebies for Books 1 and 2 and today we’re sharing some for Books 3 and 4. If you’re looking for more BOB Books printables, check out our free printables for BOB Books, Sets 1-5. This past August, I also created lesson […]