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Learning to Read

With Valentines Day less than a week away, have you come across adorable Valentines ideas that just make you go ‘awww…’? We featured some very ‘awww..” worthy ideas for Valentines Day last week at the Weekly Kids’ Co-op. Thank you to the lovely (new and old) readers who dropped a quick note and said ‘Hi’. I confessed to one particular reader this week that it’s very nice to hear from readers because sometimes as I write these posts I can’t help but wonder, “Who is reading this stuff?”. So, it is quite exciting when there are comments from kind readers.

This week we’re featuring fabulous ideas to help kids learn to read.

How did you learn how to read? What were your first memories of learning how to read? Were your memories of books? Or do you remember drills and songs of the alphabet?  I am a firm believer in the importance of surrounding children with wonderful literature when they’re learning to read, (and also when they have learnt how to read). I also appreciate the well thought out reasonings and methods (pedagogies) to teaching and equipping children with the skills to read.

From last weeks’ Weekly Kids Co-op, some great kid-friendly and fun ideas to help kids learn to read:

Before we head off for another week, my favourite Instagram from our family this week. I have captioned this “the matrix”, but honestly, how many of your photos are blurry because kids, (being kids), are constantly on the move?



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Weekly Kids Co-op


February 2013


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Pauline Pauline & Lessons Learnt Journal is all about life with kids. Pauline is an Aussie mum and teacher who shares her love for play, math games, writing and reading activities. She believes that #playmatters, values curiosity & wonder, wisdom, obedience and respect. She also needs naps. When not blogging, she may be found virtually hoarding on Pinterest, trying to decide which Instagram filter to apply, or compulsively refreshing her Facebook feed.

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