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How to Do Spelling Dictation

boy writing in a notebook

What Is Spelling Dictation?

Dictation is a great tool for teaching spelling because it allows children to use their spelling skills in a “real world” application. Simply put, you say a phrase or sentence containing their spelling words, and students repeat it and write it down.

Because it is such a beneficial tool, spelling dictation is included in every lesson of All About Spelling.

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L Is for Lucky Leprechaun Lunch

L is for Lucky Leprechaun Lunch - An ABC Snack

St. Patrick’s Day is just around the corner!

Though we don’t have a pot of gold to share with you here, we do have another great St. Patrick’s Day ABC Snacks idea for you to enjoy with your little leprechauns!

With this holiday-inspired veggie snack, your children will have fun creating and eating a great snack, learning about St. Patrick, and practicing the letter L—all at the same time.

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Motivation to Read: 10 Tips for Preschoolers

young boy smiling

What Is Motivation to Read?

A child who has motivation to read wants to learn to read. He has gotten the message that reading is fun and thinks “It’s something I want to do soon!” He’s eager and willing.

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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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Giveaway – All About Reading

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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A Is for Apple Craft

little girl finishing her lowercase letter a craft

Chomp, chomp, chomp—yum, yum, yum! Is there anything tastier than a ripe red apple? Your little ones will enjoy the fruits of their labor with this ABC Craft for the letter A. You can be sure there won’t be any bad apples in this bunch!

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Using Hedbanz to Build Language Skills

Hedbanz game playing pieces

Who’s the best detective in your family? Let Hedbanz help you find out!

Hilarious Question-and-Answer Fun!

Get ready for laughs as each player tries to figure out what’s on the card in his or her headband.

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B Is for Bat Craft

child glues fang to her lowercase b craft

Most bats only come out at night, but this one isn’t afraid of daytime flights. He’s soaring your way to help teach lowercase letter B at any time of day! Let your preschoolers take wing with this easy ABC Craft, and this bat will fly right into their hearts!

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Improving Your Child’s Working Memory

elephant reading and scratching his head.

Have you ever been introduced to someone only to realize five minutes later that you can’t recall her name?

Or maybe you’ve experienced this one: you suddenly remember that you need to add something to your shopping list, but by the time you find a pen, you can’t remember what you were going to write.

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C Is for Compass Craft

child assembling lowercase c craft Clearly, this clever ABC Craft calls for a celebration! Your preschoolers are certain to delight in learning lowercase letter C with this cute compass as their guide. Just follow the directions and you’ll arrive at your crafting destination before anyone can ask, “Are we there yet?” Continue reading…
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Picture Books about Presidents

the white house of the united states

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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D Is for Doughnut Craft

little girl drawing sprinkles on her lowercase d craft

Your kids enjoy ABC crafts, dough-nut they? Well, this ABC Craft for lowercase letter D is a “hole” lot of fun! Your preschooler may even want to make this craft a few times so she can change the “flavors” with different colors of construction paper and sprinkles! Go ahead, make a baker’s dozen!

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