Writers in Residence Homeschool Writing Curriculum

Writing and Math. Those are the bane of my son’s existence. He’s not a fan of either one, but if he had to choose one over the other, it would be writing. Finding a homeschool writing curriculum for him has been a challenge. I haven’t been too impressed with the options I’ve found and neither […]

Readers in Residence Homeschool Reading Curriculum

In the younger years, we are so focused on teaching kids how to read using phonics and decoding skills. But what happens after that? Do we send them off into the sunset with a book in hand and never teach reading again? No! Kids need to be taught things like context clues, making predictions, making […]

Rhyming Puzzles Busy Bag

My four year old is rhyming all the time these days. He’s constantly going through all the words that could rhyme by changing the beginning sound. It’s all day long! I love this stage because it tells me they are starting to get ready for learning to read and word families. This Rhyming Puzzles Busy […]

Zip-Line Letters (a literacy game for kids)

Learning should be fun, active, and engaging. That’s what I love most about this Zip-Line Letters Game. Kid will love zipping letters down the string and making letter sounds in this fun learning activity for kids. We found this game in the book 100 Fun & Easy Learning Games for Kids (affiliate link).  This awesome new […]

Alphabet Dominoes Busy Bag

This Alphabet Dominoes Busy Bag is perfect for preschoolers learning to identify beginning sounds using pictures and letters. The game is easy to play and they’ll be working on important literacy skills at the same time. My preschooler really likes to play this game and line them up all the way across the living room. It […]

Name Puzzle Busy Bag

While my 4 year old can spell and recognize his name, we’ve recently been working on spelling the names of other family members. I made this Name Puzzle Busy Bag for him to practice spelling and recognizing names with materials I had around the house. He loves puzzles so this was a perfect busy bag […]

St. Patrick’s Day Letter Tile Spelling Mat

One of my popular items on Happy Brown House is the Letter Tile Spelling Mats Bundle for Seasons and Celebrations in my blog shop and I wanted to share the St. Patrick’s Day Letter Tile Spelling Mat with you. Some of the people that have purchased the bundle have already been using this with their kids and have told […]

Fairy Tale Activities for Early Learning

Fairy Tales and Nursery Rhymes are some of the first literacy experiences young children have. These stories and rhymes are often told while sitting on a lap of a loved one and become favorites for years to come. These early literacy experiences are important for many reasons and are a staple of childhood. The fact […]

Letter Tiles Printable Spelling Mats Bundle {Seasons & Celebrations}

I’m so excited to share a NEW Letter Tiles printable series that I’ve been working on behind the scenes for quite some time. One of my most popular printables on the blog is the Free Letter Tile Spelling Mats pack sent to subscribers when they subscribe by email. I’ve taken that same basic idea and […]