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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!

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Iowa Travel: 7 Fun Things to Do with Kids

Iowa Travel: 7 Fun Things to Do with Kids

Iowa Travel Recommendations Iowa is a great place to visit, filled with beautiful views and fun things to do with kids. Most of our favorite places are just a few hours from Des Moines, perfect for day trips. If you want incredible memories with your family, grab a...

17 Dinosaur Books for Kids

17 Dinosaur Books for Kids

Most young children are fascinated by dinosaurs! Make any tot school or preschool at home unit study more fun with these dinosaur books for kids. There are recommendations for board books, picture books, books for new readers, and even reference books for older kids....

10 Simple Learning Activities: Straw Pieces

10 Simple Learning Activities: Straw Pieces

Do you need fancy curriculum or complicated activities for your preschool at home? Short answer: NO! Simple learning activities can be just as effective for young children, and they can save you TIME and MONEY. In our homeschool, we like to reuse our favorite...

12 Jungle Books for Kids

12 Jungle Books for Kids

If you are putting together a jungle or rain forest unit study for your children, a stack of bright colorful picture books is always a great place to start! Since most of our kids are unlikely to experience a tropical rain forest during their childhood, these jungle...

13 Desert Books for Kids

13 Desert Books for Kids

Growing up in California and Texas, learning about the desert never really appealed to me. It's dry and dusty, everything is brown, and there are lots of poisonous plants and animals waiting to get you. At least, that's what I thought. When I sat down to make our...

Rocky Ridge Farm: a Laura Ingalls Wilder site in Mansfield, Missouri

Rocky Ridge Farm: a Laura Ingalls Wilder site in Mansfield, Missouri

At the beginning of the year, we asked our girls to tell us one thing they wanted to do together as a family. Our oldest daughter picked rock-climbing for her activity. Our younger daughter told us she wanted to visit another Laura Ingalls Wilder site. Two years ago,...

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