Creating a Reading Environment

My oldest son began reading when he was almost five, and in his last year of Preschool. The classroom that he was in had children who had birthdays later in the school year. We chose for him to start Kindergarten just shortly after turning six, instead of shortly after he turned five. We chose to do the same with Charlotte, and I’m so happy with the decision that we made for her, both emotionally and educationally.

I love the program that my children have attended half-day at The Learning Advantage, but for my sanity at home, I’ve found that I need to keep my trio really engaged instead of suggesting that they go play. I’m betting some of you reading this would agree that your child also need more concise directions, instead of saying “go play”.

One thing as a parent that I’ve always tried to foster for my children is a love of reading. In fact, it’s one of the number one reasons why I joined with Usborne Books & More. I wanted to surround my children with high-quality books that would help to build their creativity, boost their confidence…and so much more. Usborne and Kane Miller books allow that to happen. I was so excited to see how engaging all of the Language and Literacy objectives have been with Mother Goose Time!

In conjunction with the Literacy-rich environment that has been created for my children, my children are learning even more from the objectives provided by this curriculum. Charlotte is really starting to piece together (very rapidly, I might add!) all the parts of language and the written word. I know that her emerging skills are exactly where I’ve anticipated them to be, based on the skills she’s mastered so far looking at the Developmental Continuum.


By using the picture cues and words, Charlotte can decipher what next word is in the sentence sequence.



Charlotte decided that she needed to use the word “I” when reading the words as she was talking about herself. Oh, my heart!

I need to laminate the word arrows and the other pieces that go with it and punch them and put them on a binder ring. I swear this curriculum has thought of everything!

Keep Reading!


19510309_1588341684509993_3025539560496814781_nAs a Mother Goose Time Blog Ambassador, I receive Mother Goose Time curriculum in exchange for my honest and authentic stories resulting from personal experiences in implementing this curriculum with my children. All opinions and thoughts are my own and are in no way influenced by others.



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