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How To Make Your Own Fabric Alphabet

Make Your Own Fabric Alphabet - a letter recognition activity from All about Reading

Playing with the alphabet is a great way to help your preschooler learn the alphabet and promote letter recognition, and this easy-to-make fabric alphabet will provide hours of kid-friendly, educational fun! Because kids learn best when their hands are engaged in the learning process, these letters are the perfect way to make the alphabet a tactile activity.

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The Adventures of Polo – A Wordless Picture Book

The Adventures of Polo - A Picture Book Review from All About Reading

Told entirely without words, The Adventures of Polo manages to draw readers young and old into an adventure-filled journey that could only be dreamed of.

With bright, colorful illustrations, Régis Faller tells of Polo’s seemingly endless adventures in stunning detail. In a unique cross between picture book and comic book, Faller brings imagination to life!

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Hank Finds an Egg – A Wordless Picture Book

Hank Finds an Egg - A Picture Book Review from All About Reading

In Hank Finds an Egg, Rebecca Dudley has created one of the sweetest, most tender-hearted children’s books ever to find its way to a library bookshelf.

But Dudley is more than just an author. She’s an artist.

Why I Love Hank Finds an Egg

Every blade of grass, every felted fern, every brown leaf, indeed, even Hank himself, were all meticulously created and photographed by Dudley to tell the delightful wordless story of Hank and a lost egg.

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L Is for Lickety-Split Lemon Squares

ABC Snacks - Lickety-split Lemonade Squares

If your kids love the summery-fresh taste of lemonade, they’re going to love these lemonade-inspired squares. Many of the recipes in our series are designed to serve 1-2 children. But our Lickety-split Lemonade Squares will serve a crowd!

These sweet no-bake bars are flavored with frozen lemonade concentrate for a taste sensation reminiscent of a summer lemonade stand.

And the best part is that these Lickety-Split Lemonade Squares will mix up…well, lickety-split!

Ashley helped her little sisters Adalyn and Alyssa make a batch of squares to share with their friends. It’s the perfect treat for a summer pool party!

Don’t miss the rest of my kid-friendly snacks. We have one for every letter of the alphabet in my ABC Snacks Series.

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Rainstorm – A Wordless Picture Book

Rainstorm - A Picture Book Review from All About Reading

Rainstorm tells the story of a bored little boy who discovers adventure and friendship on a rainy day in a mansion filled with locked doors and treasure chests.

Even the description of Rainstorm on the book’s dustcover is enough to draw you in!

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The Story Behind the Story – “A Haircut for Britches”

A Haircut for Britches - The Story Behind the Story

It’s sheep-shearing time!

Here in northern Wisconsin, spring is just around the corner, and that means it’s time for the sheep on neighboring farms to be relieved of their dense wool coats before lambing season begins. So each year in the early spring, the itinerant sheep shearer comes to our area and the fun begins!

But not everyone is as excited about that as I am…

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Rocket Writes a Story – A Picture Book Review

Rocket Writes a Story - A Picture Book Review from All About Reading

Remember Rocket?

When we last read about him, Rocket was learning to read. Now, in Rocket Writes a Story, New York Times best-selling author Tad Hill continues Rocket’s learning adventures with a sweet tale about writing stories, perseverance, and friendship.

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How Rocket Learned to Read – A Picture Book Review

How Rocket Learned to Read - A Picture Book Review from All About Reading

Rocket is a rather ordinary dog.

Just like all the other dogs, Rocket loves to chase leaves. He loves to take naps. And he loves to listen to the birds sing.

But Rocket doesn’t know how to read.

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Spelling Can Be Easy When It’s Orton-Gillingham Approach

Spelling Can Be Easy When it's Orton Gillingham Approach - An All About Spelling Series

When I developed All About Spelling, I combined the key features of the Orton-Gillingham approach with the latest research and proven spelling rules. But why? What’s so special about Orton-Gillingham?

What is Orton-Gillingham?

Orton-Gillingham is a powerful approach to teaching reading and spelling that uses instruction that is multisensory, sequential, incremental, cumulative, individualized, phonics-based, and explicit.

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Tuesday – A Wordless Picture Book

Tuesday - A Wordless Picture Book Review from All About Reading

Are You Ready for Tuesday?

In this Caldecott Medal-winning picture book, David Wiesner is at his hilarious best as he takes readers on an unexpected nighttime adventure.

The nearly wordless story begins on a “Tuesday evening, around eight.” The sun sets and a town settles in for the night.

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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 I don’t have a pot of gold to share with you, I do have another great ABC Snacks idea for you to add to your collection!

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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The Red Book – A Wordless Picture Book

The Red Book - A Picture Book Review from All About Reading

Without a single word, The Red Book manages to tell the adventure-filled story of a red book that a child finds stuck in the snow.

In this classic wordless tale, Barbara Lehman blurs the lines between reality and make-believe. She creatively illustrates the ways that reading books can open up windows to imaginary worlds and friendships for a young reader.

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