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"The Messy Room" - The Story Behind the Story / From All About ReadingDo you think there is a gene for messiness? If so, I think my son had it when he was younger.

From the time he was a preschooler, he was always inventing and deconstructing and building things. He wanted to see how things worked and what was inside. He could work a screwdriver long before he could write on paper.

With his head full of curls, he was a miniature mad scientist, always working on a dozen projects in his bedroom, oblivious to the clutter around him.Read On »

Real Moms, Real Kids: All About Reading with Robin WilliamsWhen I developed the All About Reading and All About Spelling programs it was because I was a real mom with a real kid who needed real help with reading and spelling. My son’s struggle and his eventual success became the motivating factor behind the start of All About Learning Press. Helping other families experience the same success that we experienced became my life’s work and my greatest passion! Read On »

Rhyming Picture Books from All About ReadingSome of the first language games that children learn to play are those that involve rhyming. Rhyming songs and poems may seem like nothing more than fun and games, but rhyming is actually a critical part of the language-learning process.

Phonemic awareness is the ability to understand how sounds work in spoken language. A child who has developed phonemic awareness will have a much easier time learning to read and spell than a child who has not. Read On »

My Child Reads Too Fast - All About ReadingHelp! My child reads too fast!

It can be challenging for young readers to read at the right pace. Some kids read too slowly, while others read too fast.

It may seem like a somewhat unlikely problem. Having a child who reads too slowly can throw up obvious red flags, but parents aren’t always as concerned when a child reads too quickly. But there are ways to help the child who seems to treat reading as though it is a race to be won. Read On »

SH Is for Shamrocks & Sherbet- An ABC Snack from All About ReadingEveryone knows that leprechauns love silly shenanigans, so don’t be surprised if silliness ensues while your little leprechauns make and eat these fun St. Patrick’s Day ABC Snacks.

I have two recipes for you in the post this month! You can pick just one or double the fun and make them both! Either way, these crispy green shamrock chips and refreshing green sherbet float are a yummy way for your family to celebrate the “wearin’ o’ the green” this week! Read On »

When Two Vowels Go Walking

When Two Vowels Go Walking - All About Learning Press

Catchy rhymes can be a fun and easy way to remember some of those pesky phonics rules. Have you heard this one? When two vowels go walking, the first one does the talking. It’s a cute rhyme that’s easily remembered, and most teachers simply take it for granted that it is true, especially if their […]

4 Spelling Strategies You Won’t Want to Miss

Effective Spelling Strategies - All About Spelling

Some kids are just naturally “good spellers.” (My daughter was a natural speller.) And then there are those who need all the help they can get. (My son was in this category!) If spelling doesn’t come easily to your child, you’ll want to give him all the help you can, and that includes teaching the […]

Giveaway: All About Spelling Level of Choice

All About Spelling- Giveaway from All About Learning Press

Enter to win an All About Spelling level of your choice!   The All About Spelling program is a great fit for all types of learners—including those who struggle with learning differences. Our multisensory spelling program is complete and customizable, with lots of built in review, so students of all abilities can move through each […]

Improving Working Memory

Improving Working Memory - Memory Series #5 from All About Learning Press

In the last post in our Memory Series, I highlighted the differences between short-term and long-term memory and how important it is to work toward permanently ingrained learning…or learning that “sticks.” Though it may seem like long-term memory is of greater importance than short-term memory, in this post we’ll look at why one particular type […]

Making It Stick

Making It Stick - Memory Series #4 from All About Learning Press

Have you ever taught something to your child one day, only to have him completely forget it the next? That is one of the most frustrating things as a teacher, isn’t it? One of your main goals is to make reading and spelling “stick” in your child’s brain, and this blog post will give you […]

Abe Lincoln Crosses a Creek – A Presidential Picture Book

Abe Lincoln Crosses a Creek - A Picture Book Review from All About Reading

Abe Lincoln Crosses a Creek: A Tall, Thin Tale by Deborah Hopkinson and John Hendrix I don’t think I know a seven-year-old boy who can resist the siren song of a swiftly moving, storm-swollen creek. And seven-year-old Abe Lincoln and his adventurous friend are no exception. Based on a true story, Abe Lincoln Crosses a […]