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Picture Books for Thanksgiving

thanksgiving table decorations

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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G Is for Gobble, Gobble

ABC Snacks - G is for Gobble, Gobble

Thanksgiving is just around the corner, and this adorable turkey snack from our ABC Snacks series is a perfect way to begin your holiday feast.

In fact, our Gobble Gobble Turkey Snack is the best kind of snack–healthy, beautiful, and delicious. And what makes it even better is that your children can help you prepare the whole thing!

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How to Motivate Your Child to Read

boy sitting in bed reading books

Quick poll: Which category is your child in?

  1. LOVES to read!
  2. Could take it or leave it.
  3. Really dislikes reading.

Our goal—and I’m guessing it’s your goal too—is to get your child into the first category.

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Using Silly Sentences to Build Language Skills

silly sentences game review featured graphic

The Cow Jumped Over the … What?!

Grammar can seem like an intimidating subject, but not when you explore it with Silly Sentences! Using the 124 color-coded puzzle pieces included with the hilarious game, kids learn how to construct sentences, discover the functions of different words, and have a blast at the same time!

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C Is for Candy Corn Cups

Candy corn: the quintessential sweet treat for fall.

But though it may be yummy, candy corn isn’t the healthiest snack choice for your little one.

This delicious alternative bears the colors of fall without all the sugar–and it’s still sweet enough to please the “sweetest tooth” in your house.

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How to Teach Schwas

Maybe you haven’t heard of schwas before, or maybe you’ve heard of them but are wondering how to teach schwas to your children. If so—read on! By the end of this post, I hope to have helped you make sense of the schwa.

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Our Top Tips for Using the Letter Tiles App

letter tiles app tips

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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Real Moms, Real Kids: Dyslexia and Hope

young woman dyslexia and hope

Every once in a while, I receive a note from a customer that takes my breath away. This is one of those stories. As I read Raquel’s testimonial* about how All About Reading helped her daughter, I couldn’t help but remember my own son’s struggle with dyslexia. I knew exactly what Raquel was feeling—the sadness, the fear, and ultimately the incredible hope—as she walked with Katie through her journey to reading. I knew I had to share their story with you.

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Picture Books for Fall

little girl playing in autumn leaves

If there’s a chill in the air and the trees are spinning a tapestry of reds and golds, it must be autumn! And that means it’s time to grab your little ones, cuddle up on the couch, and read a few of my favorite picture books for autumn.

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Silent E: Teaching Kids the Whole Truth

Today we’re going to bust another phonics myth. You have probably heard this one…

“Silent E makes the vowel say its name.”

And if you look at the following word pairs, that rule does appear to be true.

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A Treasure Trove of Pirate Activities for Reading and Spelling

2 pirates ready for pirate activities

Shiver me timbers, we love playing pirates! Just look at these scallywags playing hooky from our office in the middle of the day…and on a pirate ship no less! International “Talk Like a Pirate Day” must be right around the corner!

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Using Pickles to Penguins! to Build Language Skills

Pickles to Penguins! game pieces

How Are a Beach Ball and a Dandelion Connected?

Check it out! We’ve got a hilarious card game you can play with your kids—and strengthen their language skills at the same time. Pickles to Penguins! is sure to become a new family favorite.

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