Hey Ziggy Fans!

Hey Ziggy Fans!

Let the games begin!

Adventures in Reading with the Zigzag Zebra is here!

We’ve heard More Ziggy, please! on a daily basis, so I’m excited to share this beautiful book with you!

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X Is for X-citing X-ray Skeleton

X is for X-ray - An ABC Snack

It’s not easy to find a snack for the letter X!

But we found one that is so cute and so much fun.

Like most of my ABC Snacks, my X-citing X-ray Veggie Skeleton recipe pairs healthy eating with a hands-on activity that even preschoolers can help create.

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Dinner in 5 Minutes

Dinner in 5 Minutes - All About Learning Press

What do you do when there’s no time to make dinner?

I have to admit…I’ve been really spoiled.

My daughter has made dinner almost every night for the past eight years. But now she is working full time and has a busy social calendar, so if dinner is going to happen, it’s up to me.

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Silent E explained…with no help from the ponies

Silent E Explained - All About Learning Press

Silent E is tricky.

But I had this great idea to explain the five reasons for Silent E. I took my camera out to the horse barn to visit Kjarkur and Oskar, my Icelandic horses, in their warm winter woolies.

This is Kjarkur (pronounced Kee-yar-kur). Isn’t he a sweetie?

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Kids, Ponies, and Permanent Learning

Kids, Ponies, and Permanent Learning

Permanent learning is a common theme here at All About Learning Press.

When you take the time to teach your child something, you want it to stick. You want to make a difference. You want them to remember the concepts years from now.

Today I went to visit Ginger, a darling pony mare I used to own.

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Serving Up Pizza…and Learning

Serving Up Pizza…and Learning

Imagine that a teacher brings to her class a bag of flour, a packet of yeast, a bowl of tomato sauce, and various piles of cheese, sausage, and dried herbs.

She unceremoniously dumps the food on an empty desk in the front of the room. All the ingredients are wholesome, but her students know that they are expected to eat that mess, and they aren’t looking forward to it.

Can you blame them?

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Y Is for Yummy Yogurt Parfaits

Y Is for Yummy Yogurt Parfaits - An ABC Snack from All About Reading

Though this recipe is part of my ABC Snacks Series, you could make these yogurt parfaits for breakfast or as part of a nutritious lunch.

You can even serve yummy yogurt parfaits as a scrumptious (but healthy!) dessert.

They are super-easy to create and are filled with healthy ingredients that kids love.

Don’t be surprised if Yummy Yogurt Parfaits become one of your preschooler’s most often requested snacks.

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Z Is for Zany Zucchini Muffins

Z Is for Zucchini - An ABC Snack from All About Reading

Your preschooler may turn his nose up at the mention of vegetables, but this delicious recipe might just change his mind!

Because this ABC snack is made with grated zucchini, chunks of apple, and a dash of apple juice, these Zany Zucchini Muffins aren’t just scrumptious, they’re good for you, too.

And just imagine your preschooler’s delight when he finds a sweet and unexpected treat right in the middle of his Zany Zucchini Muffin!

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Z Is for Zebra-striped Popcorn

Z Is for Zebra-striped Popcorn - An ABC Snack from All About Reading

If you’ve been around our blog for a while, you’ve probably noticed that we love zebras here at All About Learning Press!

Maybe that’s because we have our very own Ziggy Zebra. Or maybe it’s just because we love animals with black and white stripes! Either way, you’re going to love this quick and easy snack that featuresyou guessed itzebra stripes!

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Elephant on a Skateboard

Elephant on a Skateboard - All About Learning Press

A special note on an online order caught our attention recently, and it made us stop and smile. The request was simple enough, although slightly out of the ordinary:

“Draw an elephant riding a skateboard on the package.” –Kyle in NC.

Well, here at All About Learning Press, we love our customers and we aim to please, so when our customers present us with specific requests, we do our very best to respond in any way we can.

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Windflower - All About Learning Press

One of my greatest pleasures is gardening.

I have a beautiful perennial garden, and all my plants have wonderful copper labels. I choose copper labels because they age nicely. You use a ballpoint pen to write on the soft copper, and the pressure from the pen leaves an imprint in the label.

This summer I added snowdrop anemones to my garden.

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Apples to Apples

Apples to Apples Review - All About Learning Press

Ideal Game for Expanding Vocabulary

The first time I played Apples to Apples at a friend’s party, I knew I wanted to get this game for our next family gathering.

Apples to Apples has become one of our favorite games, and it’s the one we pull out when we have guests with a wide range of ages and interests. A great side benefit is that playing this game is a wonderful way to expand your child’s vocabulary!

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