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O Is for Odd Octopus - An ABC Snack from All About ReadingOctopuses may look a little odd, but this smiley guy seems ready for some fun!

We always try to ensure that our ABC Snacks are made from healthy ingredients, and this one is no exception.

A combination of crunchy waffle, a little peanut butter, and some fruit, our odd octopus is tasty enough to make your preschooler happy, but wholesome enough to make you smile, too. Read On »

8 Great Ways to Review Spelling Word Cards - All About SpellingThe secret to making learning stick is consistent review.

That probably doesn’t come as a surprise to you. It just makes logical sense that the more kids review what they have learned, the more they will remember.

In fact, regular review is such an important part of learning to spell that every lesson in All About Spelling includes a review of previously taught skills.Read On »

Picture Books about Kindness - All About ReadingThe picture books on this month’s list are all about kindness.

Some of the stories will make you laugh and some of them will make you cry. They’ll make you think, and, best of all, they’ll make you talk.

Talking about the characters in these stories will help your children become more aware of kindness and how they might show it every day—to their friends, to their siblings, and sometimes even to perfect strangers. Read On »

Avoiding the "Big Pit" - All About Learning PressI’m worried my child isn’t making enough progress.

Most homeschool parents feel this way at one time or another. We regularly hear from parents who express concern about the progress their child has made—or not made—in reading and spelling.

When we question the parent further, we often discover that the child has in fact made excellent progress, yet the parent doesn’t recognize that progress.Read On »

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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 skill as quickly or as slowly as they need to. All About Spelling utilizes some great tools for teaching spelling. Dictation is a great spelling tool because it allows children to use their spelling skills in a “real world” application.Read On »

Reading: how much time should I spend?

Reading: how much time should I spend? - All About Reading

How much time should I spend teaching reading to my children? I don’t think I could possibly count the number of times that I’ve been asked that question. In fact, I recently answered a similar question in a blog post about how much time to spend on spelling. And though that post cleared up questions […]

9 Ways to Keep Reading and Spelling Lessons Motivating

9 Ways to Keep Reading and Spelling Lessons Motivating - All About Learning Press

Any daily activity—whether it’s washing the dishes, walking the dog, or practicing piano—has the potential to become repetitive after a while. And that’s true of working on reading and spelling too. That’s why the ability to keep your children motivated and open to learning is an important part of being a master teacher. A happy, […]

A Is for Appetizing Alligator

A Is for Alligator - An ABC Snack from All About Reading

If the sight of vegetables makes your little one say “see you later, alligator,” this snack is for you! Alligators dream of eating lunch with their big teeth and powerful jaws, but this healthy and delicious recipe turns the tables on those ravenous reptiles. It may be a healthy treat, but assembling and eating this […]

The “No Gaps” Approach to Reading and Spelling

The "No Gaps" Approach for Reading and Spelling - All About Learning Press

Does your child have gaps in reading and spelling? Hundreds of thousands of children struggle to learn to read and spell. They spend hour after tiring hour being fed information, only to eventually be tagged as “unable to read” or labeled with a learning disability that keeps them from being able to spell. It’s hard […]

Picture Books for Winter

Picture Books for Winter - All About Reading

Ahh … winter. Up here in northern Wisconsin, winter is cold, snowy, and long. But it’s also beautiful. And winter always gives way to the warmth of spring. I love winter. I love the stillness of the night after a blanket of snow has covered the ground. I love the crunch of the snow under […]

Encouraging Words

Encouraging Words - All About Learning Press

Teaching a child is more than just filling a mind with knowledge. As a homeschool parent, you will spend many one-on-one hours with your children. Teaching is the perfect platform to show your children how much value they have in your eyes—and you can view this time together as an opportunity to encourage your children, […]