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The beloved Before Five in a Row … the Second Edition is now available!

🎉 We’re so excited to share with you the arrival of Before Five in a Row the Second Edition!

A quick overview of the updates include a new layout and design with a vertical orientation and new illustrations, a beautiful new cover, edited text, all of the animal classification cards in the back of the manual–for

Say Hello to the FIAR December Mini Unit

The Five in a Row December Mini Unit for ages 2-12 is available now for you to purchase and begin planning your holiday row! We know it’s early to think about Christmas and we hope that you are all enjoying your Thanksgiving season to its fullest! We also know that ordering books online or from

First Thanksgiving of All

Reading poems with children can be great fun. Snuggling together, listening to the rhythm and rhymes, catching an interesting image or giggling over a funny line, brings a sense of intimacy and richness to your family gathering. Reading good prose, enjoying together a great piece of art, music or dance are all wonderful, but don’t forget to add the enjoyment of good poetry. Here is a poem by Nancy Byrd Turner you can have fun with at Thanksgiving.

By |November 10th, 2019|Poetry, Thanksgiving|0 Comments

Instagram Giveaway…Don’t Miss the FIAR November Mini Unit

Centered around reading wonderful picture books aloud…Five in a Row has always provided an amazing opportunity for building relationships between parent and child and between siblings! The new FIAR Mini Units are built on that foundation but designed to extend further by bringing parents and children from 2-12 together for one week each month to

By |November 3rd, 2019|FIAR Mini Unit, Homeschool, Thanksgiving|0 Comments

Did you ever wonder why Five in a Row is based on reading the same book five days in a row?

“We may not ever know why some books come to exert such spellbinding power that children want to hear them again and again. Perhaps it will forever be a mystery, like love. There does however seem to be one solid, prosaic explanation: children enjoy repeating books because the experience imbues them with feelings of competence