Look, Ma we made it! The end of the longest school year is finally here and I am here for it. My little one will is signed up for every possible week of summer camp and I am looking forward to a few weeks of nothing on the calendar for myself.
While I am all about relaxation and a much needed break for everyone, I certainly want to prevent the dreaded “summer slide” where the kids’ minds turn to mush so here is what is currently in my cart to keep the learning going.
I often get asked about leveled readers and I am NOT a fan; however, I do appreciate needing to know what type of books to buy for your child so they can be reading independently. I really like the “I Can Read” series (wayyyyyyy better than Step Into Reading). Start with the “Shared Reading- My First” books and then move onto the “Beginning Reader- Level 1” (this is after your child is successful with the decodable BOB books). Order a bunch online or even better, take your child to a local bookstore to pick out a few.
Of course, you know I’m recommending a handwriting book!
These Phonics Dominos are in my cart.
Chapter Book Recs (all are series)
Junie B. Jones (not MY fav but find me a 5/6 year old that doesn’t love these books; they are my go-to for reluctant readers)
Magic Tree House (my own daughter is not a fan but they are a classic for a reason)
Little House 4-Book Box Set (great for teaching about life way back when)