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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!

Here’s What You’ll Need

  • 2 sheets of printer paper
  • Card stock (we used blue, black, white, and yellow)
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Real Moms, Real Kids: All About Reading and Down Syndrome

Real Moms, Real Kids: All About Reading and Down Syndrome

Learning to read isn’t always easy, even under the best of circumstances. But what if you have a child with a significant learning disability like Down syndrome? What’s the best way to teach reading in that situation?

Jennifer and Heidi are real moms with real kids who happen to have Down syndrome. But Down syndrome didn’t stop these amazing moms from believing they could homeschool their boys.

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Language Arts in My Household

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At its most basic level, language arts is about communication: taking in information and sharing information with others. Sounds simple, right?

So why is language arts such a difficult subject to plan and teach?

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How We Make Reading and Spelling Easy to Teach

Making Reading and Spelling Easy to Teach - All About Learning Press

I know you’ve got a lot to do in a day! And teaching reading and spelling should be one of the easier things on your list. That’s why our programs are designed to help you teach your children in the most efficient, effective way possible, with no fluff and no gaps.

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Why Classical Homeschoolers Love AAR and AAS

Are you part of a Classical Conversations community, or do you follow the classical model as outlined in The Well-Trained Mind?

Do you have a child enrolled in a classical school or co-op? Or maybe you’re just beginning to explore the idea of using the classical approach in your homeschool.

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The Top 5 Reasons to Choose a Mastery-Based Program

The Top 5 Reasons to Choose a Mastery-based Program - All About Learning Press

When you purchase a language arts program, you have a choice to make. Do you place your child according to grade level, or do you place your child according to ability? Your decision will play a significant role in whether your child experiences success or frustration and failure.

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Wonderful Wordless Picture Books

Wordless Picture Books - All About Reading

Have you and your children discovered the treasures to be found in wordless picture books?

Wordless books are exactly what the term implies—books that tell a story, but without printed story text.

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Using Apples to Apples Junior to Build Language Skills

Cards from apples to apples game

Vocabulary Building Fun!

If you’re looking for a new game to try, look no further than Apples to Apples Junior! This fast-paced card game is not only a ton of fun, it’s also a wonderful way to expand vocabulary!

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9 Ways to Keep Reading and Spelling Lessons Motivating

A happy, nurturing environment is essential to a pleasant educational experience. But when your child is frustrated and dragging her feet, no one is learning … and no one is happy! Thankfully, there are several things you can do to encourage an upbeat and motivating atmosphere for reading and spelling lessons. These nine tips will help you keep your child’s reading and spelling lessons motivating—starting today!

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How to Find a Spelling Program That Works

spelling book and test with pencil and eraser

Are you wondering how to find the best spelling program for your child? If so, read on—this post is for you!

There are many factors to consider when evaluating a spelling program. But if you’re looking for a spelling program that works, it may be best to begin by considering what doesn’t work for most kids.

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A to Z Mysteries Chapter Books

A to Z Mysteries - Chapter Book Reviews from All About Reading

Millions of kids have read the A to Z Mysteries series and it’s easy to see why. Children’s author Ron Roy has filled his books with enough mystery and adventure to keep kids on the edge of their seats. And parents love that the books engage their kids’ attention while helping to turn them into enthusiastic readers.

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How to Beat the Summer Slide

girl going down a slide at the park

Have you heard of the “summer slide”? Unfortunately, it’s not the fun kind of slide you’ll find at a water park or playground. This slide is different. It’s a slide that no mom wants her child to ride.

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