Sunday, June 21, 2015

My FAVORITE website!

This is my FAVORITE website (and it’s FREE).

I’m often asked for website and app recommendations.  

So today I’m sharing my absolute favorite website for preschool thru second grade students.

It really is the PERFECT companion to the Preschool Readers program.

The Preschool Readers program provides a systematic approach to sight word instruction.

What are sight words?  The most frequently used and repeated words in the English language are known as sight words and as much as 75% of all reading texts are made up of these words!

However, these high- frequency words often do not follow regular phonics patterns or spelling rules, making them very difficult for young children to sound out or decode.   

As a result, one of the most powerful reading tools that you can help your child develop is sight word recognition.

Starfall.com teaches children to read with phonics.

Their organized approach, in conjunction with phonemic awareness practice, is perfect for our Preschool Readers students… because a balanced reading program consists of both sight word and phonics instruction.

It’s even available for download as an app!

The Starfall.com website is wonderful but they also offer an app for download on both Goolge Play and itunes!

Enjoy!

I know your kids will LOVE it and it’s such a wonderful educational alternative to other entertainment choices for children (and it’s FREE)!



Wondering if the Preschool Readers program is the right fit for you this summer?

We know the importance of summer reading… during this three month break children can lose much educational ground particularly when it comes to reading.  So we’re here to make it easy for you… we come to the home!  Find out if our program is the right fit for you and your little one!

Contact us today for a FREE reading assessment!

Happy reading,
Preschool Reading Specialist & Owner, Preschool Readers


Monday, June 15, 2015

I have to toot! 💨




I come from a big Italian family.  My mom, dad, two sisters, brother and I are all super close and talk or text daily.  One sort of silly family thing we have adopted is the “toot! toot!”  
 
The “toot! toot!” is the name we came up with when we want to talk about ourselves and brag about something we have accomplished or are proud of.  When we want to, “toot our own horn!”
 
Seriously, some of my favorite phone conversations have started out like this, “Hey!  I’m calling to TOOT! TOOT!” and then I get to hear something awesome they have done or accomplished and it just makes my day!
 
Today I’m writing to “toot! toot!” on my own Preschool Readers students!  I’m SO proud of how far they have come that I wanted to share some of their video testimonials with you (find out if our program is the right fit for you and your little one)!
 
Ok, I kind of have one more little thing to “toot! toot!” about… I want to thank the University of Tampa for selecting me as the recipient of the 2015 Alumni Association Young Alumni Achievement Award
 
(umm ok, let’s just be honest, the word ‘young’ really made my day lol)!  
 
Each year the alumni association board selects one University of Tampa graduate to receive the award, a graduate who demonstrates a high level of achievement in their chosen career, and I was shocked and so grateful to find out it was me (toot! toot! haha).
 

To be able to do what I love everyday and call this work...that’s pretty amazing!  
Happy reading,
Preschool Reading Specialist & Owner, Preschool Readers
 
P.S. Find out if our program is right for you by clicking HERE!  Spots are limited!  If you’re interested in enrolling your child in the Preschool Readers accelerated reading program, contact us today to secure your summer spot!!

P.P.S Meet my amazing family of "tooters!"


 

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Monday, June 8, 2015

#shelfie day



(This #shelfie is of my niece… too cute)
 
WHAT: What exactly is #shelfie day?  Let's start with what a shelfie is... a shelfie is a selfie taken in front of your bookshelf. We thought this was WAY too cute and decided we needed to have our very own Preschool Readers #shelfie day!
 
WHO: Our Preschool Readers social media community and their friends and family!
 
WHEN: This Friday, June 12th.  All day long, you are encouraged to post your shelfie image along with the hashtags:  #preschoolreaders & #shelfie.  Be sure to @preschoolreaders on instagram too!
 
WHY: Because we thought this would be a truly unique way to provide parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles, teachers, friends, caretakers etc.. to show their little ones that literacy can be SILLY and FUN!  
 
HOW: All you have to do is snap a picture of your little one in front of their bookshelf then post to any or all of your social media accounts with the hashtags #preschoolreaders and #shelfie.  Be sure to @preschoolreaders on instagram too!

We can’t wait to see your #shelfie!  In the meantime, you can invite your friends and family to join in on the fun by forwarding this email.
 
Happy reading,
Preschool Reading Specialist & Owner, Preschool Readers
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