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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Toy Rotation Categories (+ Our FAVORITE Toys!)

Toy Rotation Categories (+ Our FAVORITE Toys!)

Six years ago, in January 2014, our tiny two-bedroom apartment was overrun with toys. Our two girls, ages 5 and 2 at the time, seemed overwhelmed with all their choices -- and I was tired of cleaning up all day long. Things had to change! I decided to try a toy...

Valentine’s Day Busy Box

Valentine’s Day Busy Box

Sometimes I miss being a kid. When I was little, Valentine’s Day felt like an entire “season.” We made our class valentines from scratch, ate yummy candy and treats, and wore cute love-themed clothes to school. (Ah, the 80s!) At some point in my childhood, Valentine’s...

Empowering Kids In and Out of the Classroom

Empowering Kids In and Out of the Classroom

Our tagline here at Rolling Prairie Readers is, “Making learning fun for ALL kids.” The current state of our education system leaves a lot to be desired for all of us: parents, teachers, and especially our children. As parents, I think it’s important that we are...

6 Common Mistakes Parents Make Raising Readers

6 Common Mistakes Parents Make Raising Readers

Throughout the month of December, we’ll be discussing raising our children to be readers for life. As a former classroom teacher -- one who specialized in reading in college -- you can imagine that I am rather passionate about this topic.  As a first and second grade...

13 Community Books for Kids

13 Community Books for Kids

I’m a child of the 80s. I grew up watching Mr. Roger’s Neighborhood and Sesame Street everyday. When my girls were little, we became fans of Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood in addition to my own two childhood favorites. We lived in an apartment during our first few years...

What is a Busy Box? (And Why Do Your Kids Need One?)

What is a Busy Box? (And Why Do Your Kids Need One?)

As we slowly creep toward another long winter, I have been getting our indoor play space ready for endless cold, windy, wet days. We have cozied up the basement, rearranged some furniture, and tidied up the toys. It always amazes me when my kids find a toy they...