N Is for Narwhal Craft

child gluing a googly eye on her letter n craft

Nothing says novelty quite like a narwhal-themed letter N craft! It’s undersea fun at its finest, so download our template and get started on this week’s ABC Craft!

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  • 2 sheets of printer paper
  • Card stock (we used dark blue, blue, purple, and sky blue)
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6 Tips to Help Distinguish Between Short I and Short E

a pin and a pen

Does your child have a hard time spelling words with the sounds of short I and short E? If so, it may be because he struggles to differentiate between these two vowel sounds. It’s a common spelling problem for young children, and in this post, you’ll learn what causes this issue and how to solve it.

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M Is for Moose Craft

children gluing eyes to their letter M craft

Have you ever tracked a moose in the forest? No? That’s okay! With our ABC Craft for the letter M, you can track this moose right into your living room!

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How to Teach Phonograms

mother teaching phonograms to child

Understanding phonograms is vital to your child’s success in reading and spelling—but the thought of teaching them may seem intimidating. Fear not! Phonograms are actually very simple to understand and easy to teach.

Let’s start with a quick definition.

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L Is for Lion Craft

child gluing a googly eye to her letter l craft

The king of the jungle is roaring his way into your ABC Craft lineup this week! But don’t worry, this lion is really just a big pussycat. His roar is much bigger than his bite!

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The Essential Guide to Teaching Compound Words

blue mailbox with box and letter

What do a mailbox, a milkshake, and a notebook have in common?

Actually, nothing … except that they all happen to be compound words.

Compound words are formed when two smaller words combine to form a new word, as in these examples:

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K Is for Kangaroo Craft

child gluing googly eye to his letter k craft

Your child will bounce with joy when she sees this week’s ABC Craft! What are you waiting for? Hop to it and check out our K Is for Kangaroo Craft!

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Ralph S. Mouse Chapter Books

Ralph S. Mouse riding his tiny motorcycle.

Some literary heroes face insurmountable challenges and achieve great feats. Some heroes inspire us with their dedication and bravery. Others have big dreams. And some heroes are mice that ride motorcycles.

If you have a soft spot for rodents in literature (and don’t we all?), you’ll definitely want to check out Beverly Cleary’s classic Ralph S. Mouse series.

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J Is for Jellyfish Craft

child gluing an eye to her letter j craft

Take the sting out of learning letters with this week’s ABC Craft! But watch out–our jellyfish will wrap her pretty pink tentacles right around your heart!

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  • 2 sheets of printer paper
  • Card stock (we used hot pink, light pink, and green)
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10 Salt Trays for Fun Writing Practice

child practicing writing in a salt tray

If you’ve been hanging around our blog for any length of time, you have probably heard me talk about multisensory learning and how important it is. When kids learn with all their senses, they are far more likely to remember what they learn.

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I Is for Inchworm Craft

child gluing an inchworm on the letter I craft

If you’re looking for a fun way to practice the letter I, there’s no doubt about it—this week’s ABC Craft really measures up! Your wiggly preschooler will love making this squiggly little inchworm!

Here’s What You’ll Need

  • 2 sheets of printer paper
  • Card stock (we used brown, green, lime green, and purple)
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