Learning should be fun

for ALL kids.

We’ll show you how.

Welcome to Rolling Prairie Readers!

Our mission is to
create a community of lifelong learners
where parents inspire
and empower their children
to follow their passions
and use their unique gifts
to make the world a better place.

We are passionate about:

  • learning through play,
  • making the most of family time,
  • and reading good books!

Starting preschool at home?

Join us for our FREE parent mini-class!

Visit the Resource Library!

If you want to connect with your kids through play and make learning FUN at home, this is the place to be! (Everything is FREE.)

Here’s what you’ll find as our library grows:

  • short video trainings
  • reading logs & book lists
  • printable checklists & guides
  • FUN learning ideas for kiddos ages 2-6

Let’s change the education system from the outside in.

Let’s empower our children to grow up knowing they are special and unique–that they have their own trail to blaze.

Rolling Prairie Readers exists to see whole families embrace a lifestyle of joyful discovery together.

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15 Election Books for Kids

15 Election Books for Kids

Back in 2004 (way, way back), I was an elementary school teacher for a small class of 1st and 2nd graders. We spent a whole month on election season, learning more about how our government is set up, and why we vote for our leaders. I would have loved to have a list...

17 Farm Books for Kids

17 Farm Books for Kids

When a city girl marries a country boy, there are a few cultural differences. My only farm experience growing up was a primary school field trip to a dairy farm, while my husband's first job was *actually* working on a neighbor's farm. Fifteen years into our...

First Day of Homeschool Tips

First Day of Homeschool Tips

Are you a brand-new homeschooling family? Here are some first day of homeschool tips to get you started on the right foot! Be sure to check out our FREE Resource Hub for Unexpected Homeschoolers here. I am a former classroom teacher who has been homeschooling my own...

Teach Kids to be Self-Sufficient and Responsible

Teach Kids to be Self-Sufficient and Responsible

How do we teach kids to be self-sufficient and responsible? I asked Tricia Davidson, productivity coach, to share some of her top tips for families. Do you ever find yourself swamped with things to do, rushing from activity to activity, and realizing that your...

6 Ways to Savor a Simple Summer

6 Ways to Savor a Simple Summer

This blog post was written in 2015, but seems especially relevant in 2020, during a global pandemic. We celebrated our daughter’s birthday yesterday. The original plan was to grill hot dogs outdoors at the community pool…and then we woke up to rainy weather. Storms...

Ignite Wonder with Curiosity-Driven History

Ignite Wonder with Curiosity-Driven History

Ever since our children were little, our history and geography lessons have revolved around our travels and literature studies. Whenever we read a new book, we pull out our maps and timeline cards to dive deeper into the real-life details about the characters’ lives....