Alphabet Picture Books

Alphabet Picture Books - Book Reviews from All About Reading

Alphabet picture books are an amazing category of books! Not only do they come in a multitude of child-friendly themes, they are wonderful for increasing letter knowledge, building vocabulary, and developing phonemic awareness. And you can do all of that while snuggling up together on the couch!

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Automaticity in Reading and Spelling

Helping Kids Achieve Automaticity in Reading and Spelling - from All About Learning Press

Automaticity is the ability to do something without conscious thought.

For example, as you read this post, you probably aren’t consciously thinking about how to decode every word. You’ve reached automaticity in reading, which helps you pay attention to the content.

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A to Z Mysteries Chapter Books

A to Z Mysteries - Chapter Book Reviews from All About Reading

Millions of kids have read the A to Z Mysteries series and it’s easy to see why. Children’s author Ron Roy has filled his books with enough mystery and adventure to keep kids on the edge of their seats. And parents love that the books engage their kids’ attention while helping to turn them into enthusiastic readers.

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How Can I Get Box Art?

How Can I Get Box Art? - All About Learning Press

Box art is this crazy thing we do here at All About Learning Press. It’s really pretty simple: box art is a drawing on a shipping box or envelope. And box art has been making our customers giddy with excitement since our very first request back in 2011!

But our box art isn’t just any drawing; it’s a custom drawing created per your request. That’s right—whatever you request will be expertly drawn on your package by our talented shipping crew right here in our shipping department.

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Ziggy Zebra’s Favorite Picture Books

Ziggy Zebra's Favorite Picture Books - Book Reviews from All About Reading

The Zigzag Zebra (affectionately known as Ziggy) is a familiar face to users of our pre-reading program. Ziggy is a young zebra who loves to read right along with young students.

But have you ever wondered what Ziggy likes to read? Well, I asked him to share a list of his favorite picture books with you, and you probably won’t be surprised to discover that there are zebras in all of Ziggy’s picks. Check out this list of zebra picture books from everybody’s favorite zebra!

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Make Your Own Tactile Letter Cards

Tactile Letter Cards - a letter recognition activity from All About Reading

Children learn about the world around them through their senses: seeing, hearing, smelling, and tasting. And of course…

Children Learn by Touching

Here at All About Learning Press, we’re really big on the multisensory approach because learning is so much more effective when children learn through all their senses. Our tactile letter cards provide a great multisensory way for little ones to learn about the alphabet.

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Real Moms, Real Kids: English Language Learners

Real Moms, Real Kids: Using AAR and AAS with English Language Learners

Teaching children to read can be difficult under the best of circumstances. But just imagine the challenge of teaching a child whose first language is not English.

This is the challenge that Carrie faces as she homeschools her children. Carrie’s children are “English language learners,” (also known as “second language learners”). 

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The Mysterious Benedict Society Chapter Books

The Mysterious Benedict Society - Chapter Book Reviews from All About Reading

If you’re looking for a series that packs an adventurous punch and appeals to both boys and girls, check out the bestselling series The Mysterious Benedict Society by award-winning author Trenton Lee Stewart.

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Sail into a Summer of Reading with Flat Ziggy

Flat Ziggy's Summer Reading Adventure

It’s almost July, and that means school is out for the summer!

Summer is a time for fun. It’s a time for swimming, biking, vacations, picnics—and adventure! But summer shouldn’t be a time to stop reading, and Ziggy is here to help make sure your kids remember to add reading to their summer fun list.

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Bedtime Picture Books

Bedtime Picture Books - Picture Book Reviews from All About Reading

A good bedtime story can help dial down your child’s energy level and get him ready for a good night’s sleep. Here’s a fantastic selection of bedtime picture books that you can share with your children.

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How to Beat the Summer Slide

How to Beat the Summer Slide - All About Learning Press

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.

What Is the Summer Slide?

The summer slide is a decline in reading ability and other academic skills that can occur over the summer months when school isn’t in session.

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ABC Bracelets: A Letter Recognition Activity

ABC Bracelets - a letter recognition activity for preschoolers from All About Reading

Learning the alphabet is FUN when you have ABC bracelets! Preschoolers love being able to admire their “letter of the day” just by glancing at their wrist, and they can enjoy the attention they get as friends and family ask, “What letter do you have today?” And tomorrow they get a brand-new bracelet with a brand-new letter to admire!

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