What is the best way to teach your child to read? When should you start teaching your child how to read? What should you look for when choosing a reading curriculum? How much time should you spend on reading lessons? And when should you worry? What are the warning signs that might mean your kiddo needs some extra support when it comes to early literacy and reading development?
I receive all of these questions and more in my inbox every month. Today, I am phoning a friend, and I think you’ll LOVE this conversation!
Teaching Your Child to Read: Tips for Success (And When You Need to Worry)
I’m super excited to introduce my friend Sarah to all the sisters out there. Before homeschooling, Sarah taught kindergarten, first, and third grades. She has an M.Ed in Early Childhood Education focused on literacy development and is LETRS certified. Sisters, Sarah is going to boost your confidence and ease your anxiety in this episode!
(And be sure to keep reading because Sarah is generously offering all the sisters out there several promo codes!)
The Homeschool Sisters Podcast welcomes Sarah Constantine of Homespun Childhood
Sarah Constantine is a former elementary teacher turned homeschooling mom of three. She loves coffee, books, organizing, and spending time outside. Sarah is mom to three kiddos, ages 8.5, 6.5, and 3.5 years. They have loosely followed a secular Montessori/Waldorf/Charlotte Mason-inspired lifestyle for the past seven years. Sarah’s family lifestyle strongly emphasizes fostering a rich childhood full of play, nature, and creativity.
About Homespun Childhood:
A homespun childhood is play-based, curiosity-driven, and full of possibility. Homeschooling, traditional schooling, or something in between — we can all foster a homespun childhood. At Homespun Childhood, Sarah hopes to combine her professional and personal experience and wade through parenting and homeschooling alongside you. Sarah has an M.Ed in Early Childhood Education focused on literacy development and is LETRS certified. Sarah taught kindergarten, first, and 3rd grade before leaving to be with the kiddos full-time.
The Homeschool Sisters Podcast [Episode 133]
Watch this episode on YouTube:
Coupon Codes for Sisters Listeners:
- Literacy Assessment Course: Use the promo code SISTERS for $25 off
- Foundational Reading Instruction Course: Use the promo code SISTERS for half off ($100 off)
Use the promo code SISTERS to get $5 off the Spelling and Notebooking guides.
Links from this episode:
- Homespun Childhood (blog, consultations, courses, and more!)
- BOB Books (series)
- The Fantastic Mr. Fox
- Elephant and Piggie (series)
- Jazz Fly (series)
- Frog and Toad (series)
- GUBS (Gamewright game now out of print)
- Captain Underpants (series)
- Calvin and Hobbes
- Rooted in Language
- Simplicity Parenting
- Landmark School
- All About Reading
- Orton Gillingham
- Decoding Dyslexia
- History Quest
- The Little Engine That Could
- Babysitter’s Club (series)
- Redwall (series)
- Ender’s Game
- The House by the Cerulean Sea
- Giver of Stars
- Reader Come Home
- Logic of English
- Never Board Learning
- Leave us a message!
- The Homeschool Sisters Podcast on YouTube
Never Board Learning is a safe space for outside-the-box learners and their moms!
One thing I’ve learned in our 9+ (!!!) years of homeschooling is that homeschooling shouldn’t look anything like the public school of your past. I created NBL as a safe space for creative parents and educators to authentically connect, share ideas, and support each other as they raise their wildly and wonderfully unique children and teens.
I’d love for you to step outside of that ol’ proverbial box and join the fun! Right now, download a free copy of our monthly playbook! Join the fun today and have a better tomorrow!