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Spelling: How Much Time Should I Spend?

Spelling - how much time should I spend? - All About Spelling

If you’re wondering how much time you should spend on spelling lessons, you aren’t alone! This is one of the most frequently asked questions about the All About Spelling program.

Fortunately, there is a really simple answer that works in most situations.

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Picture Books for Sports Lovers

children running after a soccer ball

Calling all sports lovers! With picture books about basketball, soccer, baseball, gymnastics, skiing, and MUCH more, this list of sports-themed picture books is sure to hit a homerun…even for your most reluctant reader!

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Using Phonics Dominoes to Build Language Skills

phonics dominoes tiles

Fun and Interactive Word Building!

Where has this game been all of my life?

Phonics Dominoes is a fantastic way to practice word-building and decoding skills. There are several versions available: Short Vowels, Long Vowels, Blends and Digraphs, Word-Building, and for more advanced students, Sentence-Building dominoes.

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12 Great Ways to Review Reading Word Cards

8 Great Ways to Review Reading Word Cards - All About Reading

Let’s face it. Daily review can be, well…boring. But regular review is one of the most important factors in retaining and recalling previously taught material. In other words, review makes learning stick! That’s why daily review of the Word Cards in All About Reading helps children master what they’re learning—permanently.

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What Happens After All About Spelling?

What To Do After All About Spelling

Whether your child has finished formal spelling instruction or you are just looking forward to that glorious day, this post will give you plenty of ideas of “what to do next.”

The first thing to do is to send me a note. Seriously! I love to hear from students who have completed the All About Spelling series (like our friend Josiah here).

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Picture Books for Adventurers

Picture Books for Adventurers - All About Reading

Get ready for a world of adventure! With these picture books for adventurers, every day brings new excitement. Whales, pirates, dinosaurs, and wild things await your child in the pages of these books. So buckle up…there’s adventure ahead!

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How to Handle Spelling Mistakes

Here’s a fact: Your child is going to make an occasional spelling mistake.

The question is: How will you handle these mistakes?

Now is the perfect time to think through the answer to this question—because the way you handle errors can make a huge difference in your child’s ability and confidence. So let’s dig in!

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How Making Connections Helps Your Child’s Memory

a schema used for making connections

As children learn, they add new information to what they already know. Their brains are continually reorganizing, adapting, and restructuring. In this post, we look at several ways you can organize information so your child is more likely to remember it later.

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W Is for Watermelon Craft

Bring a bit of summer into your letter learning! Your preschooler will be wowed by this juicy and delicious ABC Craft. But when she’s done with her lowercase W craft, be sure to save a piece of watermelon for us!

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I Is for Icky Insects

I Is for Icky Insects - an ABC Snack from All About Reading

It’s a creepy, crawly ABC Snack!

What do you get when you combine yummy dried fruit, seeds, a little bit of chocolate, with a big dose of imagination? Well, in this post, you get icky insects!

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Is All About Spelling Right for My Child?

Spelling can be a challenge for some kids. But whether you’re a homeschool veteran or just starting out, you’re probably here because you want to do whatever it takes to help your child master this critical subject.

In an ideal world, you could teach spelling and it would just “click” for your child. But alas, that often isn’t the case.

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Cozy Reading Nooks for Your Kids

little girl reading a book

Would you like to add an extra dose of motivation to your child’s day? It may be as easy as creating a cozy and creative reading nook. When you create a space your child loves, chances are he’ll spend more time reading.

Need some creative ideas?

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