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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Beach Water Table for Sensory Play

Beach Water Table for Sensory Play

Looking for a fun and simple summer activity? Check out our beach water table!   When my kids were little, we lived hours away from the nearest beach. One hot summer day, we set up some beach-themed play for the girls and some of their friends. We put a beach...

Maximize Your Learning Space With a Homeschool Wall Organizer

Maximize Your Learning Space With a Homeschool Wall Organizer

It used to be that whenever I talked to somebody about homeschooling, I made sure to mention how much time we spent outside of our home. Choir, softball, co-op day, volunteering at the local retirement community, visiting the library, meeting up with friends -- some...

Celebrate Beverly Cleary on DEAR Day

Celebrate Beverly Cleary on DEAR Day

Dear Beverly Cleary, I want to thank you for the contributions you made to my life and for the way you impacted children of my generation.  I don’t remember the first time I read the Ramona books myself, but I do remember the first time I read Ramona the Brave to my...

Great Pond Books for Kids

Great Pond Books for Kids

Our family has always gravitated to the water. Most of our favorite memories involve water to some degree: camping at the lake, wading in the river, splashing at the beach. When we moved to Iowa, I really had no idea how much water surrounds our little town. Hop in...

Homeschool Routines are Better than Schedules

Homeschool Routines are Better than Schedules

If you are new to homeschooling or considering it for the future, you probably have seen beautiful, color-coded schedules on Pinterest or Instagram. Today, I want to share my thoughts about WHY ‘down to the minute’ schedules don’t work for EVERY homeschooling family....

13 Family-Themed Picture Books

13 Family-Themed Picture Books

Family. Whether it’s the one you were born with or the one that you made for yourself, it’s something to celebrate. Every year, I like to follow up our Love Day activities with a fun family unit study with my kids -- which means a trip to the library for family-themed...