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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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...

12 Valentine’s Day Books for Kids

12 Valentine’s Day Books for Kids

Valentine's Day is almost here, and I am searching for gift ideas for my kids. Ever since they were babies, we have given them a new book for the holiday -- some years they get a love-specific story, and other years they get a new paperback that they've been wishing...

Learn American Sign Language at Home with Mr. D Math!

Learn American Sign Language at Home with Mr. D Math!

During these unprecedented times, it can be difficult to find safe and effective online solutions for our students for certain subjects like language, music, and physical education. Mr. D Math, a well-known math curriculum company, now offers self-paced, online...

12 Nursery Rhyme Books for Kids

12 Nursery Rhyme Books for Kids

I’ve mentioned before how much I love using nursery rhymes to make learning at home more fun! Nursery rhymes and songs are also excellent for early literacy development -- even though understanding phonics is critical to reading success, children learn a lot about...