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Picture Books for Spring

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From buds on trees to sprouting seeds and baby animals, there’s always something new to discover when winter melts away and new life begins to blossom. Celebrate spring with this delightful collection of picture books.

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How to Develop Reading Fluency

If your child struggles with reading fluency—and listening to him read aloud is a painful experience—then this article is for you!

We’ve all heard kids who read aloud with a choppy, almost robotic tone. It’s hard to grasp the meaning of what they’re reading. They may read too fast, or they may read too slowly and laboriously.

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How to Teach the Alphabet to Preschoolers

Teaching the Alphabet to Preschoolers - from All About Reading

Is your preschooler ready to learn the alphabet? If so, this post is for you! Jam-packed with letter recognition activities designed to help you teach the alphabet, this post contains enough fun to keep your child busy for months!

Read on to discover more about this valuable pre-reading skill for young children, or scroll down to download eight of our free, top-quality letter recognition activities.

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SH Is for Shamrocks & Sherbet

SH Is for Shamrocks & Sherbet- An ABC Snack from All About Reading

If you’re looking for a tasty way to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day, these colorful, easy-to-create snacks just might be the pot of gold at the end of your rainbow!

Everyone knows that leprechauns love silly shenanigans, so don’t be surprised if silliness ensues while your little leprechauns make and eat this yummy ABC Snack.

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Decodable Books: Why They’re Important

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Some children seem to learn to read by osmosis; they just “get it” without having to learn the phonics code that makes sense of reading.

But learning to read isn’t always that simple.

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Giveaway – All About Reading Level of Choice

All About Reading Level of Choice - Giveaway from All About Learning Press

Enter to Win!

This month you can enter to win the All About Reading Color Edition level of your choice, which includes the Teacher’s Manual, Student Packet, and readers! If you haven’t used AAR before, we’ll also include a Basic Reading Interactive Kit to make sure you’ve got everything you need to succeed!

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Reading Readiness: The Top 5 Skills

Reading Readiness - The Top 5 Skills - All About Reading

Did you know that there are five skills your child should master before you begin formal reading instruction? Because these reading readiness skills are so important, we call them The Big Five Skills.

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How to Teach Contractions

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Would you like to help your child avoid some of the most common errors in written English? Today we’re talking about the misuse of contractions, especially when it comes to words like it’s vs. its and you’re vs. your.

You’ve probably seen these mistakes; maybe they’ve even made you cringe.

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10 Tips for Reaching Your Struggling Learner

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When your child is a struggling learner, it can be scary.

My son struggled with reading and spelling, so I know firsthand what that fear feels like.

You feel responsible for making sure your child grows up being able to read and spell proficiently, because you know that your child’s future options will be limited without those essential skills.

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Picture Books about Presidents

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Did you know that President Taft was so big he needed to have a jumbo-sized bathtub installed in the White House? Or that George Washington’s first set of false teeth were made out of hippopotamus ivory? If your kids think history is boring, these books just might change their minds!

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Rhyming with Candy Hearts

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Just in time for Valentine’s Day, we have a sweet rhyming activity for your kids! And it’s designed for all ages, because rhyming continues to be an important part of phonological awareness even as students move on to more advanced reading.

Let’s get started!

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M Is for Marvelous Mittens

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Don’t Put Those Mittens Away!

When winter hangs on and the snow keeps piling up, a bit of extra warmth is just what the weatherman ordered!

But not ALL mittens are for wearing. These mittens are for eating!

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