Q Is for Quick & Quirky Quesadillas

ABC Snacks - Quick & Quirky Quesadillas

One of my favorite recipes in the ABC Snacks Series is Quick & Quirky Quesadillas.

This delicious recipe is perfect to make for a mid-afternoon snack or as a filling lunch.

But these are no ordinary quesadillas.

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R Is for Roarin’ Road Racer

R is for Roarin' Road Racer - An ABC Snack from All About Reading

Summer is the time for vacations and road trips, and this snack will take your preschooler on his very own tasty trip!

Created from healthy ingredients like bread, cheese, apples, and cucumbers, this hearty, stick-to-your-ribs meal may be more than a snack.

Throw in a glass of milk and a cookie, and you’ve got yourself a satisfying lunch!

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Mirror – A Wordless Picture Book

Mirror - A Wordless Picture Book Review from All About Reading

Jeannie Baker’s Mirror gives readers a unique look at a day in the life of two families from very different parts of the world.

Although this book contains two separate stories, you’ll want to read both stories together—one from the left and one from the right. Mirror reveals the similarities and the differences that exist between life in different cultures.

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R Is for Rockin’ Rainbow Wraps

ABC Snacks - Rockin Rainbow Wraps

In the biblical story of Noah and the ark, a rainbow was a reminder of God’s promises.

The Rockin’ Rainbow Wraps recipe from my ABC Snacks Series promises to deliver a pleasing meal for even the most persnickety preschooler!

Make your wraps with the ingredients listed in the recipe below or let your little one experiment with his own colorful add-ins ideas.

There are so many to choose from!

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Truck – A Wordless Picture Book

Truck - A Wordless Picture Book Review from All About Reading

Donald Crews’ Caldecott Honor-winning book Truck will take your preschooler along on a tractor trailer’s cross-country journey.

Bold, colorful illustrations document every mile of the trek, across bridges, at truck stops, and through tunnels, traffic jams, and rainstorms.

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S Is for Snazzy Snail Bites

ABC Snacks - Snazzy Snail Snack Bites

You might not be able to get your preschooler to eat escargot, but these bite-sized snail sandwiches will disappear faster than you can say Snazzy Snail Snack Bites!

This easy-to-make version of a classic peanut butter and jelly sandwich will have your kids jumping to help with the preparation process, and clamoring to eat more.

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Noah’s Ark – A Wordless Picture Book

Noah's Ark - A Wordless Picture Book Review from All About Reading

Peter Spier’s Caldecott Medal-winning Noah’s Ark recounts a timeless biblical tale with delightful pen and watercolor illustrations and just a few words.

The illustrations tell the story in such intricate detail that you will find yourself getting lost in every page.

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S Is for Salute Our Soldiers

Completed Salute Our Soldiers snack

Just in time for Memorial Day, this adorable ABC Snacks recipe is the perfect way to teach your preschooler about the letter S.

But that’s not all he’ll learn while you work on this tasty snack together. As you assemble this fun soldier snack, you can also help him understand why we remember and salute the men and women who have served our country as soldiers.

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Anno’s Journey – A Wordless Picture Book

Anno's Journey - A Wordless Picture Book Review from All About Reading

Anno’s Journey has a story to tell, but the true treasure of this book is in the beauty of Mitsumasa Anno’s Hans Christian Anderson medal-winning illustrations.

The story follows Anno as he rides through the streets and countryside of Northern Europe. But rather than merely recounting Anno’s story, this wordless picture book instead tells the stories of each hamlet, farmyard, circus, and town square that Anno visits in visually rich, and often surprising detail.

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Pancakes for Breakfast – A Wordless Picture Book

Pancakes for Breakfast - A Wordless Picture Book Review from All About Reading

In Pancakes for Breakfast, Tomie DePaola, author and/or illustrator of more than 200 books for children, shares an endearing tale of perseverance and determination.

This classic wordless picture book tells the sweet story of an old lady who is hungry for pancakes and decides to do something about it.

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SH Is for Showy Sheep

SH Is for Sheep - An ABC Snack from All About Reading

Little Bo Peep has lost her sheep! And I think we may have found him!

Let your little one practice the sound that SH makes with this tasty snack from our ABC Snacks series. This showy sheep recipe brings together crisp veggies and creamy cottage cheese to create a snack that is rich in nutrients and big in taste.

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Tips for Emphasizing the Positive

Tips for Emphasizing the Positive - All About Learning Press

After my barn chores this morning, I took Oskar out for a short walk on a lead rope.

As we walked, Oskar made that wonderful blowing noise that horses make through their nose. It’s a sign of relaxation, and I happen to think that it’s really cute when ponies do it.

I decided it would be fun to encourage Oskar to blow, so I “clicked” to let him know that I liked it.

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