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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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Language Arts in My Household

Language Arts in My Household - All About Learning Press

At its most basic level, language arts is about communication: taking in information and sharing information with others. Sounds simple, right?

So why is language arts such a difficult subject to plan and teach?

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Teaching Reading and Spelling to Autistic Children

Teaching Reading and Spelling to Autistic Children - All About Learning Press

Autism can present a broad range of challenges, especially when it comes to learning. Although autism doesn’t always affect a child’s ability to learn, it often affects the way a child learns. And that can be especially important when it’s time to teach an autistic child to read and spell.

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Encyclopedia Brown Chapter Books

Encyclopedia Brown - A Chapter Book Review from All About Reading

What do you get when you combine an extremely intelligent fifth-grade boy and a strong and savvy fifth-grade girl with a gang of mean boys, a police detective, and a neighborhood full of kids?

You get the sleuthing adventures of the Encyclopedia Brown series!

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ABC Caterpillar: A Letter Recognition Activity

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

Is there any better way to learn the alphabet than with a cute ABC caterpillar? This adorable activity promotes letter recognition and builds pre-reading skills.

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Segmenting: A Critical Skill for Spelling

Segmenting: A Critical Skill for Spelling from All About Spelling

I’d like to let you in on a huge spelling secret.

This one secret has unlocked the door to spelling for many kids—including older kids who have previously struggled with spelling.

In fact, if I could teach only two spelling concepts to kids, this would be the second one I would choose. (The first concept I would teach would be the phonograms.)

So what is this secret to great spelling?

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