Support Reading Skills at Home with Reading Eggs

{disclaimer – this post is sponsored by Reading Eggs}

I have loved Reading Eggs for many years now and my daughter, who is in 5th grade, has been using it this year! You can see our post here about Reading Eggspress, which is created for kids ages 7-13. Today I want to share a bit more about the portions for younger kids and why I believe Reading Eggs would be a fabulous addition to your homeschool – since many of you are now schooling at home when you least expected it! Finding a quality educational program online that is also super fun and engaging for kids can be difficult. I highly recommend Reading Eggs, and you can try FREE for 30 days

In case you aren’t familiar with Reading Eggs, below you can see a graphic describing the different areas. 

 

When you sign up, your child can take a placement test to help you assess where s/he should begin.

 

Once your child is ready to begin there are many ways for your child to learn and play. Here is a peek at the Reading Eggs dashboard your child will see. 

As you can see, there are many different areas of the program in addition to the main lessons {in the center}. My daughter has always loved earning eggs and “buying” things for her “house” in the program. 

As a parent, you may wish to do more without the screen and Reading Eggs is a solution for this too! Many who are familiar with Reading Eggs don’t realize that with your membership you get access to printable resources also! Once you are logged in and viewing the parent dashboard, you’ll click on the Bonus Material tab {see screenshot below} and you’ll find lesson plans, worksheets and many more printables!

Here’s a peek at the Activity Sheets from Reading Eggs Lesson 1. There are many options available and you can choose BW or color printables. 

 

Try Reading Eggs for FREE!

If you have never tried Reading Eggs, I HIGHLY recommend it. There is a FREE 30 day  trial, just click here! You will get access to ALL of the levels, plus Mathseeds!

Reading Eggs provides your child with an educationally sound and highly enjoyable program that is not only fun and effective but also easy to integrate into your daily routine.

  • The lessons use colorful animation, fun characters, songs, and rewards to keep children motivated.
  • The program is completely interactive to keep children on task.
  • When children start the program, they can complete a placement quiz to ensure they are starting at the correct reading level.
  • Parents can access detailed progress reports as well as hundreds of downloadable activity sheets that correspond with the lessons in the program.
  • The program includes over 2000 online books for kids – each ending with a comprehension quiz that assesses your child’s understanding.



Elena of Avalor Kindergarten Printables

I hope many of you enjoy these new free Elena of Avalor Kindergarten Printables!

This is a Kindergarten level printable pack, although many younger and older kids will be able to enjoy it also! These theme based packs focus on literacy and math skills.

Kindergarten Math Skills

in this pack include number lines, coins, graphing, counting by 2s-5s-10s, odd/even, and counting 1-30.

Kindergarten Literacy Skills

in this pack include… labeling pictures, easy reader featuring color words, rhyming words, beginning sounds, and tracing.

If your child is into Elena of Avalor, I highly recommend adding some Elena of Avalor books to your home library.


Download your FREE Elena of Avalor printables here

Looking for more free Kindergarten Printables? Be sure to look at our other FREE Kindergarten Printable Packs and our Kindergarten Literature Units!

Kindergarten Literature Units



Easter Worksheets for Kids

Today we are sharing an EASTER worksheet pack for you to add to your spring theme collection. These printable worksheets are great for Preschoolers, Kindergarteners and beyond!

Is your Kindergartner having trouble holding a pencil correctly? See our post here about pencil grip and the simple tool we found very effective!!

Want to reuse these pages over and over again? Slip them into sheet protectors and use dry erase markers or crayons with them!

Need a new printing solution for your homeschool? You need HP Instant Ink!!

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Download Easter Worksheets here!

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Easter Theme Printables and Ideas for Kids

Favorite Easter Books & Toys

Easter Books for Kids About Jesus

Easter Book Editable Book Checklist



April 2020 Calendars for Kids

We have our next free 2020 calendar for you! You can download both the tracing and dot version of our calendars for April 2020 for free at the bottom of this post!

We have some sets for sale in our 1+1+1=1 Shop for those of you who want more!

Click on each image to see the individual sets…

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Or click here to get them all in a bundle deal!

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Learning ideas to go along with the tracing printables ~

  • At the beginning of each new month, trace the name of the month, the year, and color the focus picture.
  • Each new day, trace the number and talk about what day it is.
  • Practice counting each day up to the date.
  • Use 2 or 3 colors to write in each month to create a pattern.
  • At the beginning of each month go through and mark the special days {holidays, birthdays, anniversaries or anything your family celebrates}.  Have your child decorate those special dates so you can look forward to them!

Learning ideas to go along with the dot fun printables ~

  • At the beginning of each new month, color the focus picture. If your child doesn’t like to color, color together…make it fun!
  • Each new day, dot paint the day, or use a dot sticker and talk about what day it is.
  • Practice counting each day up to the date.
  • Use 2 or 3 colors to create a pattern.

Don’t have Dot Paint {or don’t want to be messy with little ones}?  Use Dot Stickers instead!

Get your Calendar Notebook covers here

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Looking for more calendar fun?

Add these printables to our Calendar Notebook printables!

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Here’s one set up for homeschool calendar time we have had.  Lots of free printables!

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Here’s our Calendar Connections for more fun learning!

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Download your free April 2020 Calendars here!

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Lola Plants a Garden Kindergarten Literature Unit

We have a another new Kindergarten Literature Unit Study Printable Pack which is expanded to include more activities than our units in the past! Explore gardening with this new set based on the book Lola Plants a Garden by Anna McQuinn. 

Set the stage for your unit by gathering extra books and some toys! It helps to draw your child in and get her/him excited about your learning time together.

Don’t have a lot of toys and books to go along with this book? Ask friends, go to the library, or buy some things you think might be a good long term investment for your homeschool!

Be sure to purchase the book Lola Plants a Garden, or check it out from your library. In addition to the main book, I recommend adding in other fun GARDEN books to bring the theme alive!

For this unit, I selected several Kindergarten Math and Literacy Goals to focus on.

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There are over 20 activities to keep your Kindergartener engaged for quite awhile! Many tots, preschoolers and even 1st graders will enjoy this set! The main focus is Kindergarten but that isn’t exclusive! Below you can see a collage of all the printables included! Click each image to enlarge!

Lola Plants a Garden features Lola, who is inspired by a collection of garden poems that she reads with her mommy. She wants to plant her own garden of beautiful flowers, so she and Mommy go to the library to check out books about gardening. They choose their flowers and buy their seeds. They dig and plant. And then they wait. Lola finds it hard to wait for her flowers to grow, but she spends the time creating her own flower book. Soon she has a garden full of sunflowers and invites all of her friends for cakes and punch and a story amongst the flowers.

The printables were created to go along with the story as you will see in the photos below! Connecting your activities to a book is such a great way to weave a literacy rich learning environment into your homeschool in such a natural and fun way!

Have fun retelling the story and expanding comprehension with our comprehension questions, photo cards, and sequencing activities!

 

Explore beginning sounds sight words, rhyming and more with these fun activities!

     

Explore important Kindergarten math concepts with several different activities.

 

Use this printable for some practice with shapes and colors!

 

 

Have fun with tracing and Listen & Do

 

Expose some science skills with our flower labeling activity and plant life cycle activity!

Lola Plants a Garden Kindergarten Literature Unit is here in my Shop!

 

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Looking for more Kindergarten Literature Units? See all of them here!

Kindergarten Literature Units