Teaching

It’s not about what we taught them; it’s about what they learned.

Create a Learning Environment

When you set up an environment conducive to learning, children can interact with it and learn on their own. This Montessori approach to learning allows children to become independently motivated and teaches them that learning is fun!

 Teaching Reading

So much of learning to read is about laying the foundation with pre-reading skills and activities. The oral language development of a baby is what sets the structure for background knowledge and schema that children will take into their journey of learning how to read. These blogs will help you to ensure that your child has the literacy foundation needed to learn how to read easy and naturally.

Teach Your Child to Read Blog Series

If you want a quick overview for how to teach your child to read, check out my blog: Teach Your Child to Read in 5 Simple Steps, but if you’d like an in depth tutorial that shows you how science, research, and my experience as a teacher and mom prompted me to create this reading program that can guide parents (or teachers) to teach any child how to read, then check out this blog series.

Free Reading Resources

Over the past 10 years while raising my five children and learning how to teach them how to read, I created free teaching reading resources including flashcards, videos, and more that I now want to share with others who want to teach their children how to read. I drew everything by hand, digitized it, and did all of the video editing with FCPX. My children have enjoyed acting in these videos and my husband has enjoyed writing music for them. We hope you enjoy these resources as much as we have!

Free ABC Resources Plus Tips and Tricks for Use

Free ABC Resources Plus Tips and Tricks for Use

As a former elementary school teacher with a Master's degree…
January 30, 2020/by Stacey Maaser
Free Words Resources Plus Tips and Tricks for Use

Free First Words Vocabulary Resources Plus Tips and Tricks for Use

Over the past 8 years as I have taught my own five children how…
January 29, 2020/by Stacey Maaser
ABC Horizontal Flashcards (4 per page)

ABC Horizontal Flashcards (4 Per Page), Free Digital Download

January 28, 2020/by Stacey Maaser
ABC Vertical Flashcards

ABC Vertical Flashcards (4 Per Page), Free Digital Download

January 27, 2020/by Stacey Maaser
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ABC Video, Free Digital Download and YouTube Link

January 26, 2020/by Stacey Maaser
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ABC Black and White Coloring Flashcards, Free Digital Download

January 25, 2020/by Stacey Maaser
ABC Letters Flashcards

ABC Letters Flashcards, Free Digital Download

January 24, 2020/by Stacey Maaser
ABC Horizontal Wall Art

ABC Horizontal Wall Art (2 Per Page), Free Digital Download

January 23, 2020/by Stacey Maaser
ABC Vertical Wall Art

ABC Vertical Wall Art (2 Per Page), Free Digital Download

January 22, 2020/by Stacey Maaser
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ABC Full Page Wall Art, Free Digital Download

January 21, 2020/by Stacey Maaser
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First Words Flashcards, Free Digital Download

January 20, 2020/by Stacey Maaser
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First Words Video, Free Digital Download and YouTube Link

January 19, 2020/by Stacey Maaser
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Numbers Flashcards, Free Digital Download, 3 Different Sizes

January 18, 2020/by Stacey Maaser
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Numbers Video, Free Digital Download and YouTube Link

January 17, 2020/by Stacey Maaser
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Shapes Flashcards, Free Digital Download, 3 Different Sizes

January 16, 2020/by Stacey Maaser
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Shapes Video, Free Digital Download and YouTube Link

January 15, 2020/by Stacey Maaser
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Colors Flashcards, Free Digital Download, 3 Different Sizes

January 14, 2020/by Stacey Maaser
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Colors Video, Free Digital Download and YouTube Link

January 13, 2020/by Stacey Maaser
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Word Families Flashcards (Set #1), Free Digital Download

January 12, 2020/by Stacey Maaser
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Word Families Letters Flashcards Set #1, Free Digital Download

January 11, 2020/by Stacey Maaser
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Words Families Video (Set #1), Free Digital Download and YouTube Link

January 10, 2020/by Stacey Maaser
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Word Families Flashcards (Set #2), Free Digital Download

January 9, 2020/by Stacey Maaser
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Word Families Letters Flashcards (Set #2), Free Digital Download

January 8, 2020/by Stacey Maaser
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Words Families Video (Set #2) Free Digital Download and YouTube Link

January 7, 2020/by Stacey Maaser
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Long Vowels Flashcards, Free Digital Download

January 6, 2020/by Stacey Maaser
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Long Vowels Video, Free Digital Download and YouTube Link

January 5, 2020/by Stacey Maaser
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Digraphs Flashcards, Free Digital Download

January 4, 2020/by Stacey Maaser
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Digraphs Video, Free Digital Download and YouTube Link

January 3, 2020/by Stacey Maaser
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Other Vowel Sounds Flashcards, Free Digital Download

January 2, 2020/by Stacey Maaser
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Other Vowels Video, Free Digital Download and YouTube Link

January 1, 2020/by Stacey Maaser
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All Posters Needed to Teach Your Child to Read

December 31, 2019/by Stacey Maaser

Teaching Writing

Teaching children to write follows the same linear method that teaching reading does where children need strong core foundational skills to help them to eventually become independent writers who enjoy writing. It starts with building hand strength, reinforces reading skills as they learn spelling, then progresses into sentence structure, paragraphs, and learning how to write different genres.