Welcome to The Letters of Literacy
Here at The Letters of Literacy, you will find fun reading and writing activities for early childhood!
From printables and games, to book lists, play activities, resources and more.
Whether you are a classroom teacher, homeschool family, or a parent looking for additional at-home learning activities, there is something for everyone!
Meet The Team
Alex – Founder
Alex is a Kindergarten teacher with a passion for making learning fun and engaging. She brought that passion over to her own corner of the internet when The Kindergarten Connection (The Letters of Literacy’s sister site) had its first blog post in 2014.
Alex especially has a love of literacy and knew she wanted to share even more fun learning activities for kids. So, The Letters of Literacy was born and posted its first article in 2016.
Alex has earned a Bachelors degree in Elementary Education, and Masters Degrees in Special Education and Curriculum Design. She is a night owl, coffee lover, and owns over 2,000 children’s books. She lives with her husband and their big black Labrador, Tank in the Pacific Northwest.
You can contact Alex anytime via email by emailing [email protected]
Mandy – Community Manager
MissMaesDays.com is the creation of Mandy Mae; wife, mother, teacher, and frugal-DIY-enthusiast. Hoping to inspire others to take action in making a positive influence in the lives of children with simple DIY, crafting, thrifting, and teaching projects, Mandy enjoys sharing both her successes and hiccups with easy-to-follow tips & tutorials.
In addition to contributing awesome ideas and activities to the site, Mandy does a lot behind the scenes as our community manager. She’s ready to help share the latest posts with you, answer questions or comments, and respond to emails.
If you need assistance with downloads or have general site questions – she can help! You can reach her via the contact tabs at the top of the page, or by email at [email protected]literacy.com
Shannon – Social Media
Shannon is a former teacher turned SAHM to 3 active boys. She is always on the lookout for ways to celebrate the special days and find joy in the hard ones because motherhood (and life!) seem to have a lot of both. Shannon loves making up games with her kids and making them laugh at her silliness. Target is her happy place. She shares her ideas and inspiration over on Joy in the Works.
Shannon works hard to make sure we have exciting, helpful, and relevant content over on our Facebook page and Pinterest, too. She is always on the lookout for must-try educational activities and loves to share them with you!
Alison – Contributing Writer
Alison Davitt is a Special Education Teacher turned stay-at-home mom. She enjoys finding ways to teach her two young children through intentional play and blogs over at Yoga Pants & Pearls. She is a coffee fanatic who loves a cozy night in with her family of four. You can find more of her toddler and preschool activities on her Instagram and Pinterest pages!
Heather – Contributing Writer
Heather is a reading and social studies teacher turned stay-at-home-mom. Her son and identical twin daughters keep her on her toes. In her (limited) free time, she loves reading, sailing, and outdoor adventures. You can find more of her educational activities, seasonal crafts, parenting posts, and picture book extensions over at Books and Giggles.
Deanna – Contributing Writer
Deanna Hershberger is a work at home mom, coffee obsessed, a diy addict and a Netflix binger. She spends her days playing and making with her daughter and enjoys quiet nights at home with her husband. She shares all of this on her blog, Play Dough & Popsicles.
Heidi – Contributing Writer
Heidi is a former teacher turned SAHM to two little ones who is the author of Mac-n-Taters:Play.Learn.Grow. She loves learning through play and letting her children be little. They certainly don’t stay little for long, so it is super important to her to let them be little and to find fun, hands-on ways to play and learn. Heidi loves teaching with themes and shares fun, play-based learning activities and ideas on her blog, Instagram, and Pinterest to go along with the themes she is doing with her littles.
Kaitlyn – Contributing Writer
Kaitlyn is a former 1st grade teacher turned stay-at-home mom to a spunky little 2-year old girl. She brings her love of the classroom and all things educational “home” to her little one in their RV where they live full-time. Kaitlyn loves to share how she makes totschool simple and meaningful in her small space over at The Stay-at-Home Teacher.
Nadia – Contributing Writer
Nadia is a South African mom to two littles, a former preschool teacher, and currently working as a reading therapist at a remedial school. She blogs over at Teach me Mommy about easy and playful activities inspiring you to be your child’s first teacher. You can see more of her ideas on Pinterest and Instagram.
Rachael – Contributing Writer
Rachael has a bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Education and taught first grade for 6 years before becoming a stay-at-home mom. She is a wife, and mother to a kindergartener and toddler twins. She has a passion for creating fun and engaging resources for little ones. Rachael shares tons of resources and some of her favorite children’s books over on her blog, Literacy with the Littles, Instagram, and Pinterest.