Learning Resources for Elementary Kids

50 Learning Resources for Elementary Kids - organized by subject - This Reading Mama

If you have a child who is elementary school-age (K-5), you know how important is is to have reliable resources to help you. Whether you homeschool or send a child to school, it’s always nice to find a fresh idea to make learning come to life. And today, I’m sharing some online elementary learning blogs […]

5 Simple Ways to Improve Reading Comprehension

5 Simple Ways to Improve Reading Comprehension - This Reading Mama

I received a free online access from SNAP! Learning and was compensated for my time. All opinions expressed are my own.  What is reading comprehension? Why is it important? I know I’ve said it before, but it’s my favorite way to put it. Reading equals thinking. In order to truly read, a reader must also be thinking about the […]

Summer Fun Activities and New After School Linky

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This week, I’m featuring a few FUN Summer Activities from last week’s After School Linky. 10 Summer Science Experiments from The Educators’ Spin on It Books and Activities about Sandcastles from Rubberbooks and Elf Shoes If you have a child who is struggling to learn letters, this Alphabet Relay from Tiny Tots Adventures looks SUPER […]

18 Ways to Use LEGO Bricks to Teach Literacy

18 Ways to Use LEGO Bricks to Teach Literacy - This Reading Mama

Today, I’m sharing 18 creative and hands-on ways that you can use LEGO bricks to teach literacy…from fine motor activities, alphabet activities, spelling activities, and writing activities. The best part about these activities is that they can always be adapted or changed to fit the needs of children/students. Spelling with LEGO Letters {This Reading Mama} […]

Follow This Reading Mama this Summer!

Follow This Reading Mama this Summer

This is the first day of July and I have decided…to take a break! Not forever; trust me. Just for most of the month of July. I will still be active and featuring posts from the After School Linky and I do have one extra post coming in mid-July, but other than that, I’m taking […]

FREE Printables for the 4th of July

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The 4th of July is upon us and today, I’m featuring a few FREE printables to help you and your kids celebrate! Plus, there’s a new After School Linky at the end so be sure to link up your activities for your elementary-aged child.   3 Dinosaurs has TONS of free printables for 4th of […]

FREE 4th of July Learning Pack {for Pre-K/K}

Free 4th of July Learning Pack {for Pre-KK} - This Reading Mama

Today, I’m sharing a FREE 4th of July Learning Pack…just in time for the 4th of July! *This post contains affiliate links.   4th of July Learning Pack The pack includes the same kinds of activities as all my other Pre-K/K Packs {and similar to Reading the Alphabet}. The activities are not as worksheet-based, but […]

FREE Cursive Handwriting Worksheets

Free Cursive Handwriting Pack - This Reading Mama

If you’ve followed me for very long, you know that I’m not a huge fan of worksheets or workbooks. I do, however, use them from time to time. And this is one of those times. ALuv (going into 3rd grade) has been working on cursive handwriting and loving it. I checked out the order in […]

Family Scavenger Hunt- Writing, Reading, and Spelling FUN!

Family Scavenger Hunt- Writing, Reading, and Spelling FUN - This Reading Mama

I’m honored to join several other bloggers today in a little FAMILY FUN Blog Hop. You can visit The Realistic Mama  to see all the family fun ideas being shared today. There’s also a BIG giveaway {scroll to the bottom of this post to enter for some fun prizes!} Please note that this post contains […]

Creative Writing – Wiggle Writing and MORE!

Encourage Creative Writing with Wiggle Writing and MORE - This Reading Mama

*This post contains affiliate links. This summer, I want to keep writing at the forefront, even though we’re not officially “schooling”. Since my boys (especially my rising 3rd grader) LOVE to draw, I thought it would be fun to let them do a little creative writing, inspired by Lines that Wiggle by Candace Whitman. (By […]