The Best of 2016: Blog Wrap-Up

The Best of 2016: Blog Wrap-Up

Thanks to YOU, it’s been another amazing year here at All About Learning Press!

Simply put, we love serving you. Your enthusiasm for All About Reading and All About Spelling fuels our excitement for the mission of AALP—helping children learn to read and spell.

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Snowman Picture Books

Picture Books about Winter - Picture Book Reviews from All About Reading

When winter comes and snow piles high in the yard, there’s nothing better to do than build a snowman! This collection of sweet picture books will inspire you to create some wintertime magic with your preschooler.

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How to Build Your Child’s Vocabulary

How to Build Your Child's Vocabulary - From All About Reading

Vocabulary plays an important part in learning to read. For example, when a beginning reader sees the word dog in a book, he begins to sound it out. When he realizes that he is very familiar with the word dog, he reads it with confidence.

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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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G Is for Gobble, Gobble

ABC Snacks - G is for Gobble, Gobble

Thanksgiving is just around the corner, and this adorable turkey snack from our ABC Snacks series is a perfectly healthy way to begin your holiday feast.

What makes it even better is that your children can help you prepare the whole thing!

This creative snack is the best kind of snack–healthy, beautiful, and delicious. It will add just the right touch to your Thanksgiving festivities!

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Perfect Picture Books for Thanksgiving

Picture Books for Thanksgiving - book reviews from All About Reading

Are you looking for Thanksgiving picture books to share with your children this holiday season? Here is a lovely selection that will demonstrate gratitude, show kindheartedness, and explain the rich traditions of Thanksgiving.

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Why Copywork Doesn’t Always Work for Teaching Spelling

Why Copywork Doesn't Always Work - All About Spelling

Perhaps you’ve heard of using copywork to teach spelling. Maybe you’ve even assigned some spelling copywork to your children. Still, you may be wondering about the benefits of this popular homeschool discipline.

And more importantlydoes it really work?

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The Penderwicks Chapter Books

The Penderwicks Chapter Book Series Reviews - from All About Reading

Author Jeanne Birdsall once said that her ideal book would include “loving families and siblings that got along.” This sentiment essentially summarizes Birdsall’s delightful quartet of volumes that make up the bestselling Penderwicks series.

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The Top 5 Reasons to Choose a Mastery-Based Program

The Top 5 Reasons to Choose a Mastery-based Program - All About Learning Press

When you purchase a language arts program, whether you realize it or not, you have a choice to make. Do you place your child according to grade level, or do you place your child according to ability?

Your decision will play a significant role in whether your child experiences success or frustration and failure.

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How to Teach the Alphabet to Preschoolers

Teaching the Alphabet to Preschoolers - from All About Reading

Is your preschooler ready to learn the alphabet? If so, this post is for you! Jam-packed with letter recognition activities designed to help you teach the alphabet, this post contains enough fun to keep your child busy for months!

Read on to discover more about this valuable pre-reading skill for young children, or scroll down to download eight of our free, top-quality letter recognition activities.

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Picture Books about Bravery

The Best Picture Books about Bravery + Free Library List

If you have a child who needs a little dose of courage, check out a few of these wonderful picture books about bravery! Each one will inspire courage, determination, and self-confidence. 

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Z Is for Zebra-striped Popcorn

Z Is for Zebra-striped Popcorn - An ABC Snack from All About Reading

If you’ve been around our blog for a while, you’ve probably noticed that we love zebras here at All About Learning Press!

Maybe that’s because we have our very own Ziggy Zebra. Or maybe it’s just because we love animals with black and white stripes! Either way, you’re going to love this quick and easy snack that featuresyou guessed itzebra stripes!

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