Case Wars: Upper vs. Lower Case Letters

Some of our visitors ask us why all our materials are printed in lower-case letters as opposed to upper-case letters. We know that many preschool and kindergarten teachers focus on teaching upper-case letters first. The ability to recognize lower-case letters … Continued at the Southeast Homeschool Expo

On July 29th and 30th, board members of the Georgia Preschool Association met at the Cobb Galleria Centre just outside Atlanta to attend the Southeast Homeschool Expo, a convention for homeschooling families and resource providers from across the Southeastern U.S. … Continued

More New Sight Words Games!

We are proud to announce that this summer we have developed even more sight word games to play with your child! Our website now features a total of 18 fully customizable sight words games to give your children the practice … Continued

What’s the Point of Sight Words?

Many parents of young children get a note from their child’s teacher at the end of the school year: “Be sure to practice sight words with your child over the summer!” Many of those same parents are left wondering — … Continued

New Sight Word Games!

We have been hard at word this spring to bring you some new sight word games to play with your child! With these additions to the collection of games, you should be able to find multiple games that your … Continued

Avoid the Summer Slide

Summer officially began just yesterday (June 21), but many kids have already been out of school for over a month. If you are a parent, you may be wondering if your children will forget what they learned during the last … Continued

Neuroscience of Struggling Readers

Every teacher knows that children who struggle with reading struggle for different reasons. Some can’t hear the individual sounds (phonemes) in words. Others struggle with processing the sounds in the right order. To paraphrase Tolstoy’s Anna Karenina, proficient readers are … Continued

Avoiding Winter Reading Loss

We all know about the summer learning loss, the backsliding that happens when the kids take three months off for the summer, and come back having forgotten half of last year’s material. Studies suggest that that the average loss is … Continued

Xmas Activities

We have added a set of Christmas-themed sight word activities and associated teaching resources for you to use over the holiday season. Activities include: Reading Advent Calendar Christmas Bingo Sight Word Candy Grab Santa’s Sight Words Snakes & Ladders Reindeer … Continued

Research Basis

One of our readers, educational activist Bruce Price from Improve Education, asked us an interesting question about our approach to teaching literacy, and the mix of both phonics and sight word (whole word) approaches. This seems like a good opportunity … Continued