Author Archives: Jodi Smith

Mobile Library

School Summer Reading Programs. How About a Mobile Library for Kids?

How to Open a Mobile Library

Are you interested in a rewarding summer experience?  Getting books in the hands of kids during a summer break is just that and more!  The day kids are out of school for the summer, many don’t pick up a book again until August or September when they return to school.  The kids get into what is referred to as the “summer slide.” They don’t read and their reading skills don’t stay as sharp as if they were reading over the long summer break.  

I personally found a way to keep 50-100 kids reading in my elementary school neighborhood and it has been the most rewarding experience next to motherhood!   read more

Does your child enjoy reading? How you can help your child.

It is important that your child enjoys reading.  Why?

Children that enjoy reading will read more because they are getting pleasure out of reading.  Children that read for pleasure not only have better reading skills, but they also have better writing skills and a more established vocabulary.

It’s simple, if your child enjoys reading, they will read more.

Teach my child to read at home

How can you help your child enjoy reading?

Set an example by reading yourself.  If your child sees you reading, they will be more inclined to want to read along.

Encourage your child to read with you.  If you are cooking, have them read parts of the recipe to you.  If you are reading the newspaper, have them read the weather forecast.  If you are reading a magazine, have them read the captions to pictures.  If you are in the car, read street signs.  I could go on and on, but you don’t need endless examples.  It can be anything. read more

Homeschool Reading Curriculum Reviews

Homeschool Reading Curriculum Reviews

Homeschool Reading Curriculum Reviews

You may be an expert in homeschooling or you may just be getting started.  Whether you are an expert looking for reading curriculum or a beginner looking for information on homeschooling, here is some information on reading curriculum for homeschooling your children.  Which curriculum is right for your child?

K12

Homeschool Reading CurriculumK12 is a nation wide online education system that offers public and private homeschool options with or without teacher support.  The curriculum materials are not included in the free tuition or private paid tuition.  K12 does provide multiple ways to pay for the materials you decide to select for your child’s education. read more

Teach Your Child to Read at Home

Teach My Child to Read Before Kindergarten…Is your Child Ready for School?

Can I Teach My Child To Read Before Kindergarten?  Yes, You CAN!Teach Your Child to Read Before Kindergarten

You can teach your child to read or get them ready to learn to read.  Introduce your children to the alphabet by teaching them that letters have particular sounds.  Progress into blending sounds and show how to blend letters and letter combinations together.

Read more about phonics and phonemic awareness at Wikipedia.  It is important to understand the relationship between phonics, phonemes, phonemic awareness and phonological awareness as well as what these terms mean.  Here are some more tips you can try at home to get your child reading early. read more

teach your baby to read early, teach my baby to read early

When is Reading With Your Child Too Early? It’s Never Too Early!

The truth is that it’s never too early to start reading to your child.  You can begin reading to your child before they are even born.  If you have a baby, child or toddler and have not started reading to them or with them yet, start now.  You, as a parent, are your child’s first and best teacher.  Giving them a head start will make them SMARTER!  I have heard the question “can I teach my baby to read?”  Babies can read fluently as early as 2 years old when given the tools. read more

Teach your child to read at home

Is your child struggling to read? Find out how you can help.

Welcome to Teach My Child to Read at Home!  This website is filled with ideas that you can do with your child to help them become a more fluent reader.

Teach Your Child To Read At Home

Is your child reading at grade level?

It is so important for your child to read at grade level by third grade.  If your child is not reading at or close to grade level by fourth grade, then they will most likely never be at grade level.  Not only will they struggle in reading, but other subject areas too including writing, math, science and social studies.  If your child is still learning to read, then reading to learn in other subjects will also be difficult.  Helping your child today is what they need so they will get on the path to excel in school and stay on track to graduate. read more

Teach Your Baby How To Read

Do you want to teach your child or baby to read early? You CAN!

Welcome to Teach My Child to Read at Home!  You really can teach your child to read at an early age, even babies!  This website is filled with ideas to inspire you to read at home with your baby, toddler or child.  Try the tips and tools on the babies/toddlers page.  You will be able to watch them grow and see them instill a love for reading within.

Do you want to teach your baby to read?  You CAN!

You CAN teach your baby to read or your child to read at an early age.  It is never too early to start reading.  You can start reading to your baby before they are even born.  Reading to your baby, toddler or child will increase intelligence and give them the best opportunity to achieve anything.  It is amazing what babies are capable of learning!  Children are sponges and learn the most before they even start school.  Read more to see how you can teach your baby to read and watch your baby grow! read more