When it comes to reading, my girls just cannot get enough. We have been reading chapter books to them since they were itty bitty, and now at ages four and six, we are reading Harry Potter together as a family. Our six-year-old is reading like crazy, and that makes little sister feel a bit behind, so she has been working on her reading skills so that she can be an active participant in family book nights instead of just listening. One great way to improve pre-reading and strengthen existing reading skills for younger children is through the use of sight words. Sight words are commonly seen or used words that in order to improve reading skills, it is encouraged that children memorize them at sight, instead of using reading decoding skills to figure out (sounding out, etc). The trick to learning these is exposure – hanging them in commonly seen places (like labeling your door, a door!). Rock ‘n Learn brings educational DVD movies, CDs and mobile apps to reinforce learning skills for children. Their Sight Words series incorporates the Dolch sight word list with interactive and fun dance moves. I received a copy of Level 2 Sight Words in exchange for my honest opinion.
Can you already hear the Peanuts theme song playing? Perhaps you are envisioning Linus dragging his blanket, or can see Schroeder playing that classic tune? For the first time ever, Snoopy, Charlie Brown and the Peanuts gang will be on the big screen in an all-new CG animated 3D film coming November 6, 2015. I know a certain beagle-loving mom in my life will be likely camped out for this film – perhaps even early. With a Peanuts and Snoopy collection that would rival Imelda Marcos’ shoe collection, my “aunt mom” will definitely be first in line to see how Snoopy and the Gang come to life via CG animation, especially after she sees these adorable screenshots!
Have you heard about the new kids movie, The Nut Job coming out on January 17, 2014? In a nut shell (haha!) this animated 3D movie, is an action-packed comedy that takes place in fictional Oakton and follows the… Continue reading