Malia Hollowell is the author of The Science of Reading in Action and the creator of the site Playdough to Plato. She’s a National Board Certified educator who’s helping to put the science of reading into action with playful, hands on experiences. Her book, website, and Instagram are full of fantastic examples and resources. Her primary focus is grades K-2, but depending on where your littles are skill-wise, there are loads of great activities that may be appropriate for preK as well. Learn more about what the Science of Reading means and how it best fits into your practice.
Notes from the Show:
(*May contain affiliate links.)
Malia’s Website: Playdough to Plato
Malia’s Book: The Science of Reading in Action
Playdough 2 Plato Instagram (Full of LOTS of fun, active ways to teach and practice skills.)
Ready to dive in for more? Check out Malia’s program: The Reading Roadmap
Additional Literacy Resources (K-2):
Additional Literacy Resources (Early Preschool-PreK):
Teach Smarter: Literacy Strategies for Early Childhood Teachers + NJC Podcast with author, Vanessa Levin: Play, Standards, and Literacy
Vanessa Levin and Allison McDonald (authors of the two previously listed books, respectively) also had a great discussion about the Science of Reading from a preschool perspective. Watch part 1 and part 2 on YouTube.
Why We Play
Share the importance of play with the Why We Play letters! Learn more about Why We Play and sign up for the sample letter at the bottom to ensure you hear about any VIP discounts by clicking here!