Multisensory Reading Tutor

Multisensory Reading Tutor

Helping stressed-out Mamas gently and joyfully get their children reading and writing.

Operating as usual

08/04/2024

Remember: Use this eclipse to inspire your child to WRITE ✍️! Watch WITH GLASSES. 👓. Draw a picture of what they saw, felt, heard, noticed. 🖍️ Then help them to write a sentence about their picture/experience. Keep these pages 📃 and make a book 📖 with them. Your child will ❤️ reading it! Over and over and over!

Short Vowel Bookmark - for Easy Vowel Sound Referrence! 06/04/2024

I just made this little Short Vowel Sound Bookmark for my students. Feel free to go to my Teachers Pay Teachers store to download it for free.
If you like it - please leave a review.

Happy Reading!

Short Vowel Bookmark - for Easy Vowel Sound Referrence! Help your student decode words while reading by referencing this handy bookmark. Make several copies to keep in each book your child is reading. Or if you're a teacher make enough copies for the entire class - and make some for kids to use at home as well!Just print on cardstock and laminate if yo.....

29/03/2024

Imagine a mother as a spring.

When she’s full of love, patience, and energy, she can overflow and nourish her children.

But if she’s running low, it’s hard to give what she doesn’t have.

Mamas, taking care of yourself isn’t selfish, it’s essential!

By filling your own well - or replenishing your spring- with activities you enjoy, rest, and healthy habits, you become a happier and more effective mother (and human).

It’s all about Self-Care, Mamas:

* Schedule time for yourself, even if it’s just 15 minutes a day.

* Find a hobby you enjoy and make time for it.

* Delegate tasks whenever possible.

* Don’t be afraid to ask for help.

* Get enough sleep.

* Eat healthy foods.

* Get outside and walk…. Exercise.

By taking care of yourself, you’re better equipped to take care of your children.

You’ll be happier, more patient, and have more energy to spend with them.

Fo Realz! ❤️

National Schwa Day - National Day Archives 26/03/2024

Yippee!!!! Let’s be like Shwa and chill……..

National Schwa Day - National Day Archives National Schwa Day is observed on April 7. It is all about celebrating the schwa – a sound in the English language- through reading, writing, speaking, and listening to words we use every day!

How to Teach Phonograms (+ 3 FREE Printable Games!) 26/03/2024

A really nice explanation for how to teach phonograms and spelling. 🤩

How to Teach Phonograms (+ 3 FREE Printable Games!) Find out what phonograms are and why they are important when teaching reading and spelling. Download three printable games!

25/03/2024

Homework tips for kids with ADHD ❤️

25/03/2024

This is us. 🤩. Let us know how we can help you. 🌸Anxiety in your home at homework-time? Sensory integration needs? Dyslexia? ADHD? ASD?

14/03/2024

In a nutshell: stop stressing and PLAY. internet cut out so audio is off. 😬

10/03/2024

A quick note left on my table from one of my 5th grade students. There is so much magic in the ‘everyday’. This fifth grade student is driven to learn the spelling rules that govern our language. She wants to know the “why” and I’m happy to teach her. So every lesson is a new discovery for her. 🤩

Summer’s right around the corner. ☀️Once again I’m offering:

📚Reading/Writing/Spelling through Book Clubs

And I’m working on a
🌸🧘🏽‍♀️”Relaxed Reading Revolution”☀️Transformational Workshop for Stressed-Out Mamas: to remove the anxiety and confusion around helping their child learn to read. This is in the works.
✅ DM if you’d like to be part of the beta testing for a very reduced rate.

Happy Literacy!

09/02/2024

Oh my ❤️!

I received a letter from an eight year old who wanted me to know that her teacher read The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane aloud to the class.
“And my teacher cried at the end and I told my mother about the book and now guess what? My mother is reading the book too! We are reading it together.”
Why does this letter please me so much?
Because the teacher is reading aloud to her class.
Because the mother and the daughter are reading together.
Because when we read together, we open our hearts to a story, open our hearts to each other.
We connect.
And that’s miraculous.

15/01/2024

Does anyone have any suggestions for an alternative to The Artist’s Way?

I need to switch things up a bit 🤩

Photos from Multisensory Reading Tutor's post 15/01/2024

I took my little one…okay, she’s 23 (!) to see the musical Annie. The theater was filled with little girls and their moms. It was adorable.

My tip to encourage your very young reader/writer:
Have your little one draw a picture BEFORE going to see the musical (or whatever activity you have planned). Prompt them with questions like: “What are you most excited about?” Or “How about we draw a picture of what we think Annie and Sandy will look like?” Then you write a sentence under your child’s picture describing the drawing such as:

“I think Annie will have orange hair.”

Keep the sentence VERY simple. Just a few words, and try to keep the words as simple as possible.

Then you practice reading this sentence over and over with your child.

You can encourage your child to point to each word as they read the sentence.

*Disclaimer: I am ALL ABOUT THE SCIENCE OF READING however, this is not the time to go that deep. I promise you, if you hang with me, or if you reach out for a Discovery Session with me, I will teach you how to teach your child based on the researched and evidence based principles of SOR, but not yet….

For now we are simply drawing a picture and labeling it using your child’s words.

I promise, I will take you through each step in time.

Okay…so back to the tips: When you get home your child can draw another picture based on Annie, this time you can prompt them by asking what they loved best about the musical, etc.. And then once again label the drawing using your child’s words (of course you can help shape the sentence so it is short and simple).

Now you have two more pages to add to the book you are making with your child.

Hang tight - I will teach you how to use this book to teach your child how to read and spell using activities based on SOR.

But for now your homework is to:
1. Have fun with your child
2. Have your child draw a picture of the activity that you did together
3. Label your child’s drawing with a short, simple sentence.

Keep all of these pages because eventually we will be making a book together. This book will be our magical entryway into Literacy!

Until then, just have fun, Mama.
XO
Stephanie

10/12/2023

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09/12/2023

We so strongly believe in incorporating reading and writing for children into as many holidays and events as we can.

You can find this book template at Steph’s Teachers Pay Teacher store (link in bio). Just print, put on some Christmas music, bring out the crayons and eggnog (not spiked, of course!.......well, maybe spiked a little for you.....) and help your child fill out the pages.

They can dictate to you or complete the sentences on their own depending on their abilities.

They illustrate.

You bind the pages (staple, hole punch - or my favorite: packing tape works nicely and withstands many readings - which is what we want!).

Be sure to have your child fill out the “About the Author” page.

This little book can be given to grandparents as a Christmas gift or packed away with the decorations at the end of the season. Then each year when you bring out the decorations you reminisce with the family while looking through these books.

The memories you will make together will be priceless. Promise. ❤️

04/12/2023
03/12/2023

Love this! 💜

26/11/2023

Thanksgiving leftover hack: Does anybody else do this? I make muffins out of leftover stuffing and then freeze. The family grabs them out of the freezer and nukes them for snacks or to eat with another meal (good with breakfast eggs too!).

19/11/2023

Gillian is a seven-year-old girl who cannot sit in school. She continually gets up, gets distracted, flies with thoughts, and doesn't follow lessons. Her teachers worry about her, punish her, scold her, reward the few times that she is attentive, but nothing. Gillian does not know how to sit and cannot be attentive.
When she comes home, her mother punishes her too. So not only does she Gillian have bad grades and punishment at school, but she also suffers from them at home.
One day, Gillian's mother is called to school. The lady, sad as someone waiting for bad news, takes her hand and goes to the interview room. The teachers speak of illness, of an obvious disorder. Maybe it's hyperactivity or maybe she needs a medication.
During the interview an old teacher arrives who knows the little girl. He asks all the adults, mother and colleagues, to follow him into an adjoining room from where she can still be seen. As he leaves, he tells Gillian that they will be back soon and turns on an old radio with music.
As the girl is alone in the room, she immediately gets up and begins to move up and down chasing the music in the air with her feet and her heart. The teacher smiles as the colleagues and the mother look at him between confusion and compassion, as is often done with the old. So he says:
"See? Gillian is not sick, Gillian is a dancer!"
He recommends that her mother take her to a dance class and that her colleagues make her dance from time to time. She attends her first lesson and when she gets home she tells her mother:
"Everyone is like me, no one can sit there!"
In 1981, after a career as a dancer, opening her own dance academy and receiving international recognition for her art, Gillian Lynne became the choreographer of the musical "Cats."
Hopefully, all “different” children find adults capable of welcoming them for who they are and not for what they lack.
Long live the differences, the little black sheep and the misunderstood. They are the ones who create beauty in this world

Credit- Unknown

also read this 👇👇👇

https://warmheartwhispers.com/a-six-year-old-child-manages-to-save-his-fathers-life-with-a-google-search/

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Homework tips for kids with ADHD ❤️
In a nutshell: stop stressing and PLAY.    internet cut out so audio is off.    😬
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