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Favorite Picture Books for Christmas

Favorite Picture Books for Christmas - Picture Book Reviews from All About Reading

It’s the “most wonderful time of the year,” and taking time out from the busyness of the season to read a few of these wonderful picture books with your family will make it extra special. Whether it’s the touching story of a special gift for a little girl, a magical journey to the North Pole, or a life-changing moment for an ornery camel, you won’t want to miss a single book on this list.

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Giveaway – The Great Tablet Giveaway!

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Enter to WIN!

Letter tiles are a key component of the All About Reading and All About Spelling programs. This month we want to give one lucky winner the chance to try our Letter Tiles App for FREE! But we’re not just giving away the app…we’re throwing in a free tablet, too!

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Thanksgiving Scramble – A Fun Make-a-Word Activity

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Thanksgiving is just around the corner and that usually means a smorgasbord of tasty treats shared with family and friends around the table! Cook up a bit of extra holiday fun with this delicious Thanksgiving-themed word scramble activity! Ready to dig in?

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Create a Christmas Book Advent Calendar

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Have you ever heard of a Christmas book Advent calendar? It’s so simple and yet so fun. And best of all, it’s the perfect way to incorporate read-aloud time into your family’s holiday traditions.

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The Kids’ Club Rule for Spelling

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Why is camp spelled with a C instead of a K? And why is kitchen spelled with a K? After all, both words start with the sound of /k/. Is it completely random, or is there a method to this madness? Fortunately, there is—and we call it the Kids’ Club Rule!

This spelling rule is an easy way to figure out when to use C and when to use K at the beginning of a word.

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Picture Books for Thanksgiving

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Are you looking for Thanksgiving picture books to share with your children this holiday season? Here is a lovely selection that will demonstrate gratitude, show kindheartedness, and explain the rich traditions of Thanksgiving.

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Our Top Tips for Using the Letter Tiles App

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Are you using the Letter Tiles app and need a few tips for using it more effectively? We’ve got you covered! Watch as Shanna demonstrates our top 11 tips in the video or continue reading below!

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Using Bananagrams to Build Language Skills

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Go Bananas with Bananagrams!

How quickly can you take a handful of letters and create an intersecting grid of words? It’s a fun challenge!

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How to Organize All About Reading…or Not!

You’ve probably heard that we make it easy to customize our programs to suit your student’s needs, but did you know that All About Reading can meet your needs too? Watch the video below to see how!

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X Is for X-citing X-ray Skeleton

X is for X-ray - An ABC Snack

It’s not easy to find a snack for the letter X!

But we found one that is so cute and so much fun.

Like most of my ABC Snacks, my X-citing X-ray Veggie Skeleton recipe pairs healthy eating with a hands-on activity that even preschoolers can help create.

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Fun with Emojis: An “Emotional” Fluency Activity

Fun with Emojis two cute emojis

Whether it’s a simple winky face or an encouraging thumbs up, emojis can bring a bit of fun to everyday communication. But did you know that you can use emojis to improve your child’s reading, too? It’s true! Here’s how.

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Motivation to Read: 10 Tips for Preschoolers

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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 “I want to do that soon!” A child who is motivated to read is eager and willing, and this motivation is so important when it’s time to begin reading instruction! Enthusiasm for books helps get kids over any hurdles that may arise while they are learning to read.

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