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T Is for Turtle Craft

child gluing a googly eye onto her letter t craft

Plod. Lumber. Trudge, trudge, trudge. This week’s ABC Craft animal may be slo-o-o-o-o-w and shy, but we’re sure your little ones can coax him out of his shell pretty quickly! All he needs is some TLC (and a little glue).

Here’s What You’ll Need

  • 2 sheets of printer paper
  • Card stock (we used brown, light green, dark green, and purple)
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How the “Funnel Concept” Affects Learning

You may think that a “good memory” is something that your child either has or does not have. If that were the case, there would be little you could do to help your child become a better learner. But fortunately, this isn’t the case! You CAN help your child with her memory if you begin with an understanding of something I call the funnel concept.

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S Is for Snake Craft

child gluing a googly eye onto his letter s craft

Slither into phonological fun with another fantastic ABC Craft! All you need is a pair of sssscissors and some ssssticky sssstuff to assssemble our sssstripey ssssnake!

Here’s What You’ll Need

  • 2 sheets of printer paper
  • Card stock (we used light blue, green, red, and lime green)
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5 Ways to Teach Rhyming

Teaching Rhyming to Preschoolers - All About Reading

Did you know that rhyming is one of the best predictors of how easily a child will learn to read? That’s because good rhymers are better equipped to notice that rhyming words often have shared letter sequences, such as all in tall, ball, and small, which in turn gives them a considerable head start in learning to read.

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R Is for Raccoon Craft

child gluing a googly eye onto her letter r craft

Watch out for this week’s ABC Craft! In the blink of a googly eye, our cute masked bandit will steal your little one’s heart—and teach about the letter R at the same time.

Here’s What You’ll Need

  • 2 sheets of printer paper
  • Card stock (we used black, white, and royal blue)
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Q Is for Quail Craft

child gluing a googly eye onto her letter q craft

I don’t know about you, but our top feathers are all aquiver about this animal ABC Craft! Quiet and cute, our little quail is ready to teach your child all about the letter Q.

Here’s What You’ll Need

  • 2 sheets of printer paper
  • Card stock (we used light blue, dark blue, black, brown, and purple)
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How to Teach Suffixes

plateful of blueberries and raspberries

Welcome to our mini teaching guide on suffixes! In this post, you’ll find many different tools to help you teach suffixes to your child, as well as downloadable resources and activities. Let’s dig in!

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P Is for Parrot Craft

child gluing a googly eye onto his letter p craft

With this week’s ABC Craft, learning the letter P will make your child feel as plucky as a parrot! But don’t ruffle his feathers—you’ll want to use only the most beautiful colors for this flashy bird.

Here’s What You’ll Need

  • 2 sheets of printer paper
  • Card stock (we used red, orange, yellow, lime green, light blue, and dark blue)
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O Is for Octopus Craft

child gluing googly eyes to her letter o craft

Eight arms means eight times the fun in this ABC Craft! Your kids will be itching to get their tentacles on our adorable octopus, so download the template and get ready for some undersea adventure!

Here’s What You’ll Need

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Advent Calendar for Book Lovers

A Picture Book Advent Calendar - from All About Reading

Have you ever heard of an Advent calendar for book lovers? It’s so simple and yet so fun, and a perfect way to incorporate read-aloud time into your family’s holiday traditions.

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N Is for Narwhal Craft

child gluing a googly eye on her letter n craft

Nothing says novelty quite like a narwhal-themed letter N craft! It’s undersea fun at its finest, so download our template and get started on this week’s ABC Craft!

Here’s What You’ll Need

  • 2 sheets of printer paper
  • Card stock (we used dark blue, blue, purple, and sky blue)
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6 Tips to Help Distinguish Between Short I and Short E

a pin and a pen

Does your child have a hard time spelling words with the sounds of short I and short E? If so, it may be because he struggles to differentiate between these two vowel sounds. It’s a common spelling problem for young children. In this post, you’ll learn what causes this issue and how to solve it.

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