When homeschooling with multi-age children it can be very difficult to teach long division while your toddler is clamoring for attention. How can you keep little ones actively engaged while homeschooling your older children and not lose your mind? Toddlers...
Reading is all about making meaning from what we read. Readability literally means how easy or difficult a book is for a reader to read and access the meaning.
There are numerous examples of readability formulas and scoring methods that have been developed by literacy researchers around the world and you can read about these on a number of websites but a general rule of thumb you can use at home is as follows:
What is Phonics (the Sounds of Language)
Learning to master phonics is part of your child's development. Phonics is the connection between letters and sounds in our language. Phonemes are the small units of sound that make up a word and graphemes are the way we write the sounds.