Category Archives: Kids learning

Reading Guides for Young Readers

My littles are still in the learning-to-read phase and often need some guidance to help them focus.  One of their teachers suggested using a guide, of which she gave one of the girls a cut out of colored clear plastic.  Well, her twin sister wanted one too, so I decided to get crafty and make them their own personalized reading guides.

Reading Guides

Super simple to make.  The window sheet is 2 x 7 inches, and the framed paper — Affectionately Yours DSP — has an opening about a 1/4 to 1/8 inch smaller so you have room underneath to adhere the window sheet to the framed paper.  I added the 5/8″ mini striped ribbon and their initials.  They can be used as bookmarks too!

Have a great day!!

Sight Words Display

My daughters have been learning sight words throughout the school year, and sometimes I feel they could use a refresher.  In the past I’ve put sticky notes on the mirror in the bathroom so they could review while brushing their teeth or fixing their hair.  However, I wanted to make something a little more appealing, so I came up with this display.IMG_2807

This display is in the powder room, so they can read the words while they wash their hands.  The goal is to read 5 words while they wash.

I printed the words on the computer and cut them out in strips.  Then I stuck them to colorful card stock.  I cut coordinating colors of Stampin’ Up ribbon and pinned the words to the ribbon using clothespins (p. 160 of the annual catalog) from Stampin’ Up.

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I plan to change the words weekly, or every few days… depending on how well the girls know the words on display.

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Happy learning!