The Importance of Phonics: Can Too Much of a Good Thing Be Bad for Your Child?

Surely you have heard the importance of phonics for beginning readers. Most likely, you would think that a child who does not receive phonics instruction will not learn to read or not learn to read well. And you are right, phonics does have a place in reading instruction, but we think it’s important to have READ MORE

The Simplest Strategy to Improve Reading Fluency in Beginning Readers

The simplest way to improve reading fluency in young children is to allow them to reread books. Download the Lucky Listeners free fluency chart below to encourage re-reading and promote the love for reading in beginning readers. Re-reading As A Strategy to Improve Reading Fluency Do you wonder if your child should read the same READ MORE

How to Use Eric Carle Books to Teach Reading

Have you ever wondered what makes teaching with Eric Carle books so captivating for children and adults?  Please note this post may contain affiliate links and ads, read our full disclosure here. There is no doubt that books like The Very Hungry Caterpillar and Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? are beloved by millions READ MORE