Family Christmas Games for Online and Offline Fun!

  Family Christmas Games for Online and Offline Fun!   Here is a collection of Christmas games to play, both offline (lots of good ideas) and online.   Christmasfrom Activity Village Printable puzzles and mazes   Christmas Games  from Activity Village Online and offline games and puzzles   Christmas Games for Children from The Holiday Zone Offline…

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Christmas Music for Family Fun

  Christmas Music for Family Fun   There’s nothing quite like Christmas music. It sends us into that Christmas place like nothing else can. It draws people together. It also gives opportunities to practice reading skills. There may be challenging words but since the lyrics are familiar, they are less threatening. Consider trying some of…

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Christmas is Coming! Time for MORE Christmas Books!

  Christmas is Coming! Time for MORE Christmas Books!   Christmas is next week!!! Here are a few more books to fill you with the Christmas spirit!   The Farolitos of Christmas by Rudolfo Anaya, illustrated by Edward Gonzales Luz’s father is away, fighting in World War II. Her grandfather is too sick to create…

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Time for Christmas Jokes!

  Time for Christmas Jokes!   What goes “oh, oh, oh”? Santa walking backwards!   What’s the difference between the Christmas alphabet and the ordinary alphabet? The Christmas one has no L (noel)!   Why is it always cold at Christmas? Because it’s in Decemberrrr!   What’s impossible to overtake at Christmas? The three wide…

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Building Literacy Skills with Christmas History, Cards, and Crafts

  Building Literacy Skills with Christmas History, Cards, and Crafts   Christmas is coming in 2 weeks! Today’s post gives you some links for Christmas history and Christmas as it is celebrated around the world. There are also links to making Christmas cards and crafts. Look familiar? Yes, most of the links are from last year! Next…

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Christmas is Coming! Time for Christmas Books!

  Christmas is Coming! Time for Christmas Books!   Christmas is in less than three weeks!—time to get reading! This week’s list starts with three books by Eve Bunting. Bunting is a master storyteller who especially works her magic at Christmas.   December by Eve Bunting, illustrated by David Diaz A boy and his mother are…

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Boost Literacy with Hanukkah Fun for the Whole Family

  Boost Literacy with Hanukkah Fun for the Whole Family   There are lots of things you can do at home to promote literacy during Hanukkah. Activities include making crafts, coloring pictures, playing games, cooking treats, watching videos, making cards and wrapping paper…the list goes on! Here is a sampling of things to try. Some…

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Hanukkah Books for the Family

  Hanukkah Books for the Family   Hanukkah starts in two weeks. Here are some books to get your celebration started!    Latke, the Lucky Dog by Ellen Fischer, illustrated by Tiphanie Beeke Latke was rescued from an animal shelter on the first night of Hanukkah. He feels really lucky until he gets in all…

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Great Sites that Read Aloud Books

  Great Sites that Read Aloud Books     These sites take well known and not so well known books and read them to you. Fun!   Storyline Online Well known books are read aloud.   Bembo’s Zoo The alphabet comes alive with animals.   National Geographic Young Explorer Perfect for nonfiction lovers.   Silly…

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