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Using Quiddler Junior to Build Language Skills

cards and game pieces from Quiddler Junior

Put Your Spelling Skills to the Test!

Can you use the cards in your hand to form one or more words and earn the most points? If so, you can become a Quiddler Junior champion!

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CH Is for Cheery Chicks

Easter chicks deviled eggs

Spring is Here!

Springtime is that wonderful time of year when life bursts forth—trees and flowers bloom, lambs and calves are born, and baby chicks emerge from their eggs.

And here’s a great way to hatch some springtime fun in your kitchen!

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Around the World with Picture Books

child holding a small globe

Bring the world right into your living room! By sharing books with a wide range of settings, you can discover new lands, people, and customs and expand your child’s cultural horizons—no passport required!

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Reading with Expression: 5 Teaching Tips and a Free Printable

sheep card for reading with expression activity

If you’re looking for some great ways to teach your child to read with expression, you’ve come to the right place! Read on to download a fun printable activity and then read our top five tips.

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How to Teach Open and Closed Syllables

girl wonders how to spell kitten

Closed and open syllables are the first two syllable types students should learn. Out of the six syllable types, these two are the easiest for students to master.

What Is a Closed Syllable?

In its simplest form, a closed syllable is a vowel followed by a consonant. Examples include cap, sit, and up.

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Drag Race – A Reading and Spelling Review Activity

review activity drag race car

Rev up your engines and get ready to roll! In this fun Drag Race activity, your child will build a race track and race his car to the finish line as he practices reading and spelling words. Ready, set, go!

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How to Do Spelling Dictation

boy writing in a notebook

What Is Spelling Dictation?

Dictation is a great tool for teaching spelling because it allows children to use their spelling skills in a “real world” application. Simply put, you say a phrase or sentence containing their spelling words, and students repeat it and write it down.

Because it is such a beneficial tool, spelling dictation is included in every lesson of All About Spelling.

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L Is for Lucky Leprechaun Lunch

L is for Lucky Leprechaun Lunch - An ABC Snack

St. Patrick’s Day is just around the corner!

Though we don’t have a pot of gold to share with you here, we do have another great St. Patrick’s Day ABC Snacks idea for you to enjoy with your little leprechauns!

With this holiday-inspired veggie snack, your children will have fun creating and eating a great snack, learning about St. Patrick, and practicing the letter L—all at the same time.

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Motivation to Read: 10 Tips for Preschoolers

young boy smiling

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 “It’s something I want to do soon!” He’s eager and willing.

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SH Is for Shamrocks & Sherbet

SH Is for Shamrocks & Sherbet- An ABC Snack from All About Reading

If you’re looking for a tasty way to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day, these colorful, easy-to-create snacks just might be the pot of gold at the end of your rainbow!

Everyone knows that leprechauns love silly shenanigans, so don’t be surprised if silliness ensues while your little leprechauns make and eat this yummy ABC Snack.

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A Is for Apple Craft

little girl finishing her lowercase letter a craft

Chomp, chomp, chomp—yum, yum, yum! Is there anything tastier than a ripe red apple? Your little ones will enjoy the fruits of their labor with this ABC Craft for the letter A. You can be sure there won’t be any bad apples in this bunch!

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Using Hedbanz to Build Language Skills

Hedbanz game playing pieces

Who’s the best detective in your family? Let Hedbanz help you find out!

Hilarious Question-and-Answer Fun!

Get ready for laughs as each player tries to figure out what’s on the card in his or her headband.

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