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Real Moms, Real Kids: Organizing AAR with Lexi HenegarWhen Lexi Henegar, an All About Reading mom, offered to show us how she organizes her teaching materials, I jumped at the chance. Organizing is one of my favorite topics, but even more importantly, I was curious to see how Lexi adapted the program for her family’s needs.

Curriculum is not always a one-size-fits-all endeavor. What works well for one family may not work well for another. But as Lexi shows us in this post, curriculum doesn’t have to “fit like a glove” in order for it to work for your family. Curriculum can be tweaked to fit the specific needs of your children and your family’s life and budget. Read On »

B Is for Buzzing Bumblebee - An ABC Snack from All About ReadingPreschoolers usually aren’t fond of bumblebees, but this is one bee that won’t create mayhem when it starts buzzing around your kitchen.

Our most recent ABC Snacks recipe takes something potentially scary and turns it into something that’s sweet enough to eat. It’s a honey of a healthy snack that’s easy to make and even easier to eat—even for the littlest bee in your hive!

But this snack isn’t just about the alphabet. In addition to practicing the letter B while you create your bumblebee, you can work on counting, too! Read On »

My Child Skips Small Words When Reading - All About ReadingDoes your child skip small words when he’s reading? Skipping small words is actually a very common problem. We usually notice it when our children are reading aloud, but many adults skip words as well.

Interestingly, the most commonly skipped words are small, high-frequency words such as the, in, on, a, and of. These are function words that a child cannot visualize, and the sentence can still be comprehended without them. Shorter words are much more likely to be skipped than longer words, and predictable words are more likely to be skipped than non-predictable words. Read On »

Hilarious Picture Books - All About ReadingIf laughter is the best medicine, these picture books are just what the doctor ordered.

Masterfully written to both surprise and delight readers and listeners of all ages, the books listed below have one main purpose—to make you laugh.

And laugh you will!

Whether they are read by a child or to a child, these hilarious picture books will provide giggles, guffaws, and belly laughs from start to finish. You’ll find crazy characters, outlandish plots, silly predicaments, unplanned disasters, and ironic twists, all perfect for read-aloud bonding time. Read On »

FAQs - How Can I Get Box Art?If you follow us on Facebook or Twitter, you’ve probably heard us talk about box art. I even wrote about it a couple of years ago in another blog post. Maybe you’ve seen some of our box art pictures on Instagram or Pinterest.

What is box art?

Box art is this crazy thing we do here at All About Learning Press that makes our customers giddy with excitement. It’s really pretty simple…box art is a drawing on a shipping box or envelope.

But it’s not just any drawing. Our box art is a custom drawing created per your request.Read On »

Baby Animal Names – A Matching Activity

Baby Animal Names - a matching activity from All About Reading

Happy early Mother’s Day to you! Do you have anything special planned for Sunday? I have to admit, this is an unusual year for me—it’s the first year that both of my kids are out of the house. I’m thinking about starting a new brunch tradition to entice them to come back with their spouses. (My […]

Edward the Emu – A Rhyming Picture Book

Edward the Emu - A Rhyming Picture Book Review from All About Reading

Edward the Emu by Sheena Knowles, illustrated by Rod Clement There just has to be more to life than being an emu. At least that’s what Edward the Emu thinks. In this delightful rhyming picture book, author Sheena Knowles weaves an entertaining tale that is certain to keep you laughing from start to finish. With bold, […]

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 […]

Real Moms, Real Kids: Teaching Active Children with Jenny Herman

Real Moms, Real Kids: Teaching Active Kids with Jenny Herman

Today we have the privilege of chatting with Jenny Herman, a homeschool mom who uses All About Reading and All About Spelling with her two very active boys. I first met Jenny online via Facebook. Isn’t it interesting how you can get to know someone’s personality through online chats? From our interactions, I knew that […]

U Is for Uppity Umbrella

U Is for Uppity Umbrella - An ABC Snack from All About Reading

It’s that wonderful time of year when April showers bring beautiful May flowers. Of course, if you live in the Northwoods like we do, April can bring more snow than rain…but we’ll keep our umbrellas handy just in case. This fruity ABC Snacks recipe is the perfect lunch to brighten up a rainy day. Yummy […]

Important Things That Tests Can’t Measure

Important Things That Tests Can't Measure - All About Learning Press

When I get an email or phone call from a parent whose child has scored poorly on a standardized test, my immediate hope is that the child hasn’t taken the test scores to heart. I’ve seen what can happen when a child takes a test score too seriously. The shoulders slouched in defeat. The voice […]