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D Is for Duck Craft

child working on D Is for Duck craft

Practicing the letter D is much more fun when you’re creating a delightful, duck-inspired animal letter craft! We hope you’ll find this craft all it’s quacked up to be!

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Black History Picture Books

shades of brown hands reaching up

Black history is filled with stories of courage, strength, and determination. The picture books below provide the perfect way to explore these important stories with your children.

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E Is for Elephant Craft

child finishing her elephant craft

Is there an elephant in the room? There will be—after your preschooler creates this week’s ABC Craft! Share all the jumbo-sized fun with your little one and celebrate the letter E at the same time.

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Using Letter Tiles to Teach Reading and Spelling

cartoon child building a word with letter tiles

Color-coded letter tiles are a fantastic way to help your child learn to read and spell! Whether you’re using the Letter Tiles app or the physical letter tiles, letter tiles enable your child to quickly and easily grasp new concepts.

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F Is for Fish Craft

close-up of children working on letter f craft

Look what just swam in! This week’s ABC Craft features fins, a tail, and plenty of opportunity to practice the letter F with your preschooler. (And best of all, he’s easy to catch!)

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G Is for Goat Craft

child adding a googly eye to her letter G craft

We’re pretty sure that this adorable letter G craft will float your preschooler’s boat (or is that goat?). Just gather up your supplies and get started on this week’s ABC Craft—ready, set, GOAT!

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  • 2 sheets of printer paper
  • Card stock (we used light and dark brown, tan, and sky blue)
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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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H Is for Hippopotamus Craft

child adding a googly eye to her letter H craft

Some kids want a hippopotamus for Christmas, but your little one can have fun with this hippo anytime! Download the template for this letter H craft and say hello to your very own happy hippo—no holiday required.

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  • 2 sheets of printer paper
  • Card stock (we used sky blue, blue, white, and 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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I Is for Inchworm Craft

child gluing an inchworm on the letter I craft

If you’re looking for a fun way to practice the letter I, there’s no doubt about it—this week’s ABC Craft really measures up! Your wiggly preschooler will love making this squiggly little inchworm!

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  • 2 sheets of printer paper
  • Card stock (we used brown, green, lime green, and purple)
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J Is for Jellyfish Craft

child gluing an eye to her letter j craft

Take the sting out of learning letters with this week’s ABC Craft! But watch out–our jellyfish will wrap her pretty pink tentacles right around your heart!

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  • 2 sheets of printer paper
  • Card stock (we used hot pink, light pink, and green)
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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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