Using Bananagrams to Build Language Skills

bananagrams game pieces

Go Bananas with Bananagrams!

How quickly can you take a handful of letters and create an intersecting grid of words? It’s a fun challenge!

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S Is for Sunny Smiles

Assembled sunny summer snack

Looking for a cool, refreshing treat that doesn’t take a lot of time to make? We have the perfect ABC Snacks recipe for you to enjoy on a hot summer day!

Kids love creating their own snack and this one is easy for kids and parents alike.

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Using All About Spelling with Older Students

All About Spelling is frequently used with teens and adults. But sometimes parents and teachers aren’t sure how to get started with older students who need remedial work.

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B Is for Bobbing Banana Boy

Completed Bobbing Banana Boy snack

Just in time for summer, here’s a refreshing ABC Snacks recipe that is as fun to create as it is to eat. Better yet, it’s healthy, too!

What’s your favorite way to beat the summer heat? If your answer is a relaxing float in the pool … we couldn’t agree more!

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What’s the Difference Between AAR & AAS?

One of our most frequently asked questions is “Do I need both All About Reading and All About Spelling? Can I choose just one of these programs to teach both subjects?”

That’s a great question! Read on to find out how the two programs are similar and how they are different, and then download sample lessons to help you decide.

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K Is for Kooky Kite

K Is for Kooky Kite - An ABC Snack from All About Reading

Let’s go fly a kite, up to the highest height!
Let’s go fly a kite, and send it soaring!

When the breezy days of spring or autumn arrive and the sun is shining, it’s the perfect time to fly a kite.

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Summer Picture Books

girl eats a piece of watermelon

Time to grab a picnic basket and your swimsuit and head to the beach–it’s summer! And that means gardening, catching fireflies, building sandcastles, and more. But the best way to get the fun started is with these summery picture books.

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How to Beat the Summer Slide

girl going down a slide at the park

Have you heard of the “summer slide”? Unfortunately, it’s not the fun kind of slide you’ll find at a water park or playground. This slide is different. It’s a slide that no mom wants her child to ride.

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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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How Making Connections Helps Your Child’s Memory

a schema used for making connections

As your child learns, he adds new information to what he already knows. His brain is continually reorganizing, adapting, and restructuring. In this post, we look at several ways you can organize information so your child is more likely to remember it later.

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Top 10 Activities for Letter Knowledge

letter A letter knowledge

What Is Letter Knowledge?

Letter knowledge is recognizing the letters and knowing the letter names and sounds. Young children gain an awareness of letters as they play with alphabet shapes, start to notice letters in books, and realize that their name begins with a specific letter.

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5 Tricky Lowercase Letters

child working on a lowercase letter activity

You’ve probably noticed that some lowercase letters look different when they are handwritten than when they are typewritten. For example, take a look at lowercase letters A and G below.

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