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Poetry Picture Books

Poetry Books for Kids - All About Reading

Don’t you love it when something is enjoyable and good for you? Kind of like chocolate, come to think of it…. Well, when they’re done right, poetry picture books are the picture book equivalent of chocolate.

Poetry has so many benefits for kids, including developing an awareness of language, phonic patterns, and rhythms, and helping children to express their own experience through writing.

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Real Moms, Real Kids: All About Reading and Dyslexia

Real Moms, Real Kids: All About Reading and Dyslexia

All About Reading and dyslexia: have you ever wondered if AAR works for students who struggle with this learning challenge?

Marianne Sunderland is mom to eight children, seven of whom have dyslexia. She is also the author of Dyslexia 101: Truths, Myths, and What Really Works.

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How to Stay Awake While Reading Aloud

How to Stay Awake While Reading Aloud - All About Reading

Does read-aloud time find you fighting fatigue? Being a parent is a tiring job, and by the time you sit down for read-aloud time, it’s all too easy to drift off to sleep. These mom-tested tips will help you stay awake while reading aloud.

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Is the “Matthew Effect” Affecting Your Child’s Desire to Read?

upward and downward spirals and the Matthew Effect

Does your child dislike reading? Would your child rather do chores than read a book? Does your child avoid reading whenever possible? When it’s time for reading lessons, are there tears or grumpiness involved?

Children who dislike reading are usually struggling readers. Just as nonathletic people tend to avoid exercise, struggling readers tend to avoid books and everything else related to reading.

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Real Moms, Real Kids: How AAS Saved My Son with Dyslexia

teen boy spelling words with letter crackers

When you have a child with dyslexia, does it sometimes feel like you need a miracle?

You’ve exhausted all avenues, but you can’t give up—because it’s your child.

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E Is for Excellent Egg Salad Sandwich

Eggs pack a protein-filled punch of goodness, and this delightful snack idea provides a super-fun way to encourage your preschoolers to eat their eggs.

One of the heartiest snacks in my ABC Snacks Series, Excellent Egg Salad open-faced sandwiches are easy to prepare and fun to eat.

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Fairy Tales with a Twist

Fairy Tales with a Twist - All About Reading

Do you remember having fairy tales read to you when you were a child? I have some fun fairy tales to share with you this month, but these are not your typical fairy tales. These are fairy tales with a twist, otherwise known as “fractured” fairy tales.

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Real Moms, Real Kids: Organizing All About Reading

Real Moms, Real Kids: Organizing AAR with Lexi Henegar

Looking for tips to help keep your All About Reading materials organized? When homeschool mom Lexi offered to show us her methods of organizing AAR teaching materials, I jumped at the chance. Organizing is one of my favorite topics, but even more importantly, I was curious to see how Lexi adapted the program for her family’s needs.

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E Is for Emperor’s Eggs

Completed ABC Snacks that start with P snack

Emperor penguins are amazing!

At the beginning of the winter, the female penguin lays an egg and then goes off in search of food. The daddy penguin stays behind with a very important job. While he waits for the mother to return, the father has to keep the egg (and himself) warm during the long, frigid, Antarctic winter.

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Hilarious Picture Books

Hilarious Picture Books - All About Reading

If laughter is the best medicine, these hilarious picture books are just what the doctor ordered. Masterfully written to both surprise and delight readers and listeners of all ages, the books listed below have one main purpose—to make you laugh.

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Baby Animal Names – A Matching Activity

mother and baby raccoon

Happy Mother’s Day!

In honor of moms everywhere, we have a special downloadable activity sheet today: “Baby Animal Names!”

When I was growing up, I was always enchanted by the special bond between animal moms and their babies. I was also delighted to learn that there are special names for many animal babies.

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Real Moms, Real Kids: Teaching Active Children

Real Moms, Real Kids: Teaching Active Children with Jenny Herman - All About Learning Press

Teaching active children can definitely be an adventure, but it’s a wonderful adventure! Today we have the privilege of chatting with Janna*, a homeschool mom who uses All About Reading and All About Spelling with her two very active boys.

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