Upwords

/ August 28, 2023

I picked up Upwords on a whim from the thrift store. I’d heard of it, and that it was good, but that was it. Especially if you don’t have any other spelling games, Upwords is a total win! This post

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Bananagrams

/ August 14, 2023

My kids LOVE playing with our Bananagram tiles! If your kids are interested in playing with letters, these can be an excellent option for you. It’s easy to rearrange them to see how to create different words. This post may

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Boggle

/ August 7, 2023

Can I tell you a secret? I don’t think I like this game. Whew, I’m glad that’s off my chest! Boggle is an oft-recommended game for spelling, but it’s one we haven’t really played yet. This post may contain affiliate

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Reading Better Together

/ July 28, 2023

Reading Better Together is a fantastic curriculum to help you teach your child how to read. Not only are there detailed lesson plans and books to use, but tons of support, how-to videos, bonuses, games, a private Facebook group, and

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Snap It Up!

/ July 24, 2023

Looking for a fun game to work on basic spelling? Look no further than Snap It Up! You can either use it as a fun, fast-paced game to work on speed, or use turns and take your time a bit

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Reading Resources

/ April 28, 2023

Reading is so important, yet so many struggle with it. Here are some different ways to make reading easier for your family, from curricula to apps, and books to tips and tricks! I hope you find these reading resources helpful.

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Pre-Reading Activities

/ April 21, 2023

When I was pregnant with my oldest, I always said we’d delay reading. I’d read enough about the benefits of delaying formal education and wanted my kids to play for their first several years. However, my son had different ideas.

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Silly Sentences

/ June 8, 2022

Do your kids need extra practice reading? Or how about some practice with grammar? Silly Sentences is a great game for kids to practice these language arts skills, and have a lot of fun, too! This post may contain affiliate

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BOB Books

/ June 8, 2022

No, BOB Books are not a game, but they are great for teaching small children how to read.  I see lots of early literacy questions in various homeschool groups and forums. I thought I would share here how I taught

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Happy Hats

/ June 8, 2022

Happy Hats, created by the creators of Bob Books, is a great little game for young readers.  Unfortunately, my kids outgrew it long before I thought of writing this blog, so I have neither pictures nor a gameplay video for you,

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