S Is for Salute Our Soldiers

ABC Snacks - S is for Salute our Soldiers

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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SH Is for Shamrocks & Sherbet

SH Is for Shamrocks & Sherbet- An ABC Snack from All About Reading

Everyone knows that leprechauns love silly shenanigans, so don’t be surprised if silliness ensues while your little leprechauns make and eat these fun St. Patrick’s Day ABC Snacks.

I have two recipes for you in the post this month! You can pick just one or double the fun and make them both! Either way, these crispy green shamrock chips and refreshing green sherbet float are a yummy way for your family to celebrate the “wearin’ o’ the green” this week!

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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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frog, where are you? – A Wordless Picture Book

frog, where are you? - A Wordless Picture Book Review from All About Reading

Mercer Mayer, beloved author and illustrator, has published more than 300 books since he began illustrating in 1966. Mayer’s book frog, where are you? is part of a series of books about a special friendship between a boy and his pets, Dog and Frog.

Often considered the creator of the wordless book genre, Mayer is a master at communicating storyline and emotion without the benefit of a single printed word. His illustrations remarkably convey the heart of the story.

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The Flower Man – A Wordless Picture Book

The Flower Man - A Wordless Picture Book Review from All About Reading

Mark Ludy, author and illustrator of The Flower Man, invites his readers to see and discover things they never expected to encounter.

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T Is for Towering Trees

ABC Summer Snacks - T is for Tasty Towering Trees

I think that I shall never see
A poem lovely as a tree.

There’s nothing more relaxing than resting under the branches of a shady tree on a hot summer day.

And now you can make your own shady tree with this creative snack recipe.

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Sidewalk Circus – A Wordless Picture Book

Sidewalk Circus - A Wordless Picture Book Review from All About Reading

With a little bit of imagination, even a city sidewalk can become something wonderful.

In Sidewalk Circus, award-winning author Paul Fleischman and illustrator Kevin Hawkes encourage readers to open their eyes and experience adventure in the mundane happenings of everyday life.

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T Is for Turtle Treats

ABC Snacks - Tasty Turtle Treats

Kids love turtles, and your little ones will love everything about this turtle. It’s easy to make, cute to look at, and delicious to eat—what’s not to love?

It’s not always easy to get children to snack on healthy food, but this kid-friendly Tasty Turtle Treats recipe will make it easy to persuade your preschooler to gobble up his fruit.

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U Is for Ugly Upside-down Cake

ABC Snacks - Ugly Upside-down Peach Cake

Ugly Upside-down Peach Cake may not be the prettiest snack in the ABC Snacks Series, but it’s definitely one of the sweetest. And with only four ingredients and easy-to-follow, step-by-step instructions, it’s also one of the easiest.

Ugly Upside-down Peach Cake is a kid-friendly recipe that you and your preschooler will both love.

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