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F Is for Fish Craft

close-up of children working on letter f craft

Look what just swam in! This week’s ABC Craft features fins, a tail, and plenty of opportunity to practice the letter F with your preschooler. (And best of all, he’s easy to catch!)

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Overcoming Obstacles When Reading AAR Stories

boy and his dog sit reading from the AAR Level 4 reader.

One of the most important things you can do when teaching your child to read is to provide lots of reading practice. That’s why the All About Reading program includes such a wide variety of activities, games, and decodable stories. But sometimes things don’t go perfectly according to plan!

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E Is for Elephant Craft

child finishing her elephant craft

Is there an elephant in the room? There will be—after your preschooler creates this week’s ABC Craft! Share all the jumbo-sized fun with your little one and celebrate the letter E at the same time.

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Picture Books for Fall

little girl playing in autumn leaves

If there’s a chill in the air and the trees are spinning a tapestry of reds and golds, it must be autumn! And that means it’s time to grab your little ones, cuddle up on the couch, and read a few of my favorite picture books for autumn.

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D Is for Duck Craft

child working on D Is for Duck craft

Practicing the letter D is much more fun when you’re creating a delightful, duck-inspired animal letter craft! We hope you’ll find this craft all it’s quacked up to be!

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Sight Words: What You Need to Know

Frog looking through a magnifying glass

If you’ve been teaching reading for a while, you’ve undoubtedly come across the term sight words, and you probably have some questions about them. Should you teach sight words? What’s the best way to approach sight words? Is it bad to use a curriculum that teaches sight words?

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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 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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C Is for Crab Craft

Child gluing eyes onto his crab craft.

Learning the letter C will be a snap with this week’s ABC Craft! But you better watch your fingers! This crabby crustacean may be cute, but he’s got a great big pair of pincers!

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Gone-Away Lake Chapter Books

illustration from Gone-Away Lake by Elizabeth Enright

How would you like to spend a picturesque summer exploring old houses, enjoying the marvels of nature, and making new friends? Take the whole family on a vicarious summer adventure in the Gone-Away Lake series by Elizabeth Enright—it’s a complete and utter delight, perfect for read-aloud.

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B Is for Bee Craft

Child gluing eyes onto his bee craft.

Have you heard the buzz? This week’s animal letter craft is coming your way and it’s really quite bee-u-tiful! Our B Is for Bee craft is colorful and fun, so let’s get started!

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  • 2 sheets of printer paper
  • Card stock (we used blue, black, white, and yellow)
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Fun Ways to Develop Phonological Awareness

Cute dog with one ear up listening

What Is Phonological Awareness?

It’s a big term, but it’s really quite basic: phonological awareness is the ability to hear and identify the various sounds in spoken words.

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A Is for Alligator Craft

Little girl gluing teeth onto her alligator craft.

This ABC Crafts letter-of-the-week animal may have a mouthful of sharp teeth, but he’s still pretty cute. Your little one will love learning the letter A with our A Is for Alligator craft!

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