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B Is for Beautiful Butterfly

ABC Snacks - Beautiful Butterfly

If your little ones are anything like mine were, eating fruits and veggies is a lot more appealing when they also get to help in the kitchen.

Not all my ABC Snacks are as wholesome as this one, but with the Beautiful Butterfly Snack, you might find that your little ones are actually excited to eat some of the “good-for-you” stuff.

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Real Dads, Real Kids: Using AAR with a Gifted Learner

Real Dads Real Kids - Using All About Reading with a Gifted Learner with Matthew Vinson

We have shared many posts about using All About Reading with children who have special needs, and we love sharing those stories. But there’s a group of special learners that we don’t hear about quite as often: gifted learners.

Gifted learners have special needs, too, but the needs of gifted learners are quite different than those of other special learners.

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C Is for Creeping Caterpillar

Who wouldn’t love this multi-legged variation of the classic PB&J sandwich?

These Creeping Caterpillar Sandwiches bring the tried-and-true combination of peanut butter and jelly together with a unique flour tortilla twist!

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Favorite Picture Books for Christmas

Favorite Picture Books for Christmas - Picture Book Reviews from All About Reading

It’s the “most wonderful time of the year,” and taking time out from the busyness of the season to read a few of these wonderful books with your family will make it extra special. Whether it’s the touching story of a special gift for a little girl, the antics of a silly pig named Olivia, a magical journey to the North Pole, or a life-changing moment for an ornery camel, you won’t want to miss a single book on this list.

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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 our 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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CH Is for Cheesy Mac Bites

It’s a kid favorite with a twist!

Kids love macaroni and cheese, and this is a really fun (and wholesome) way to make and eat this always-popular lunchtime classic!

We try to keep things natural and healthy in our ABC Snacks recipes, and this one is no different. We even added a surprise ingredient to make this recipe healthier and to add a seasonal twist.

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Nursery Rhymes for Little Ones

Nursery Rhymes for Little Ones - Picture Book Reviews from All About Reading

Do you remember some of the first nursery rhymes that you sang as a child?

Twinkle, twinkle, little star,
How I wonder what you are.

They stick with you, don’t they?

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Buddy Reading with Your Child

Buddy Reading - All About Reading

Have you tried buddy reading?

Buddy reading is a great way to help your child gain fluency. In buddy reading, you and your child take turns reading by sentence, paragraph, or page. Also called paired reading or partner reading, buddy reading has multiple benefits, but perhaps the biggest benefit is that it prevents discouragement.

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Reading Aloud to Kids Who Can’t Sit Still

Reading Aloud to Kids Who Can’t Sit Still - All About Reading

Do your children have a hard time sitting still during read-alouds? Many kids do. They can sit still for two minutes, and then—ZOOM!—they are off. There are so many interesting things to do at any given time. There are block towers to construct, cool insects to check out, computer games to play, and physical feats to perform. Sometimes all at once! Life is great!

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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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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. 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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D Is for Delicious Dirt Cups

ABC Snacks- Delicious Dirt Cups

Don’t let the name—or the appearance—of this snack fool you! These delicious dirt cups may look like dirt, but I think you’ll agree that they taste much better!

This fun hands-on snack is as much fun to build as it is to eat, so get ready to pull up your sleeves and dig in the dirt and hunt some worms.

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