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Newsletter – Memory Muscles – March 29, 2024

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Hello Book Bums families! Do you have a favorite author of children’s books? Kate DiCamillo is a favorite of ours. Today in the newsletter, Dr. Christy reflects on DiCamillo’s writing and what she values in it. We also share a simple strategy for helping your kids (and yourself) build memory muscles. Read on and enjoy! […]

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Newsletter – Ignite – April 21, 2023

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Hello Book Bums families! At Book Bums, we’re all abuzz for summer! Our newsletter this week is full of resources and ideas to get you buzzing too. You’ll find non-fiction book recommendations, scientific crafts, a clever letter to a bee, and lots of ideas for having fun and learning outside. Enjoy! Bookbums.com is an Amazon […]

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Newsletter – Copious – April 14, 2023

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Hello Book Bums families! You know that at Book Bums we love words. This week in the newsletter we are thinking about growing our vocabularies in lots of fun ways. As we enjoy these beautiful spring days, we also share two poems for the season and celebrate the beauty around us. Bookbums.com is an Amazon […]

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Newsletter – Tidy – April 7, 2023

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Hello Book Bums families! April is National Poetry Month. As we did last year, we’ll be sharing a poem each week to celebrate and inspire you. We begin with a favorite from Mary Oliver. Also this week in the newsletter, Dr. Christy shares some fun-filled activities for little ones learning their letters and gets excited […]

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Newsletter – Influential – March 31, 2023

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Hello Book Bums families! Watch out! Tomorrow, April 1, 2023, is April Fools’ Day, and you don’t want to be deceived. Did you know that, according to history.com, Taco Bell once announced that they had purchased Philadelphia’s Liberty Bell and intended to rename it the Taco Liberty Bell? Burger King once advertised a “Left-Handed Whopper,” […]

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Newsletter – Epigram – February 17, 2023

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Hello Book Bums families! This week we begin with a national holiday and make our way through American history, Venn Diagrams, and apostrophes. Curious how we did it? Read on to see how it all works together. Enjoy as well our regular fun features like Literary Calendar and Wordology Workshop. Bookbums.com is an Amazon Associate; […]

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Newsletter – Blitz – January 6, 2023

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Hello Book Bums families! Happy 2023! We hope your new year is off to a healthy, happy start! In this week’s newsletter Dr. Christy dives in to the benefits of being a writer and shares lots of tips for making writing part of your day and part of your life. We also share websites, podcasts, […]

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Phonemic Awareness, Rhyming Words

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It’s important that beginning readers recognize the sounds in their speech. We have a code-based language. Before we draw kids’ awareness to the letters that represent sounds, it makes sense to ensure that kids can hear, identify, and even manipulate the sounds in words the words they will soon read and spell.