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Motivation to Read: 10 Tips for Preschoolers

young boy smiling

What Is Motivation to Read?

A child who has motivation to read wants to learn to read. He has gotten the message that reading is fun and thinks “It’s something I want to do soon!” He’s eager and willing.

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SH Is for Shamrocks & Sherbet

SH Is for Shamrocks & Sherbet- An ABC Snack from All About Reading

If you’re looking for a tasty way to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day, these colorful, easy-to-create snacks just might be the pot of gold at the end of your rainbow!

Everyone knows that leprechauns love silly shenanigans, so don’t be surprised if silliness ensues while your little leprechauns make and eat this yummy ABC Snack.

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A Is for Apple Craft

little girl finishing her lowercase letter a craft

Chomp, chomp, chomp—yum, yum, yum! Is there anything tastier than a ripe red apple? Your little ones will enjoy the fruits of their labor with this ABC Craft for the letter A. You can be sure there won’t be any bad apples in this bunch!

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Using Hedbanz to Build Language Skills

Hedbanz game playing pieces

Who’s the best detective in your family? Let Hedbanz help you find out!

Hilarious Question-and-Answer Fun!

Get ready for laughs as each player tries to figure out what’s on the card in his or her headband.

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B Is for Bat Craft

child glues fang to her lowercase b craft

Most bats only come out at night, but this one isn’t afraid of daytime flights. He’s soaring your way to help teach lowercase letter B at any time of day! Let your preschoolers take wing with this easy ABC Craft, and this bat will fly right into their hearts!

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Improving Your Child’s Working Memory

elephant reading and scratching his head.

Have you ever been introduced to someone only to realize five minutes later that you can’t recall her name?

Or maybe you’ve experienced this one: you suddenly remember that you need to add something to your shopping list, but by the time you find a pen, you can’t remember what you were going to write.

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C Is for Compass Craft

child assembling lowercase c craft Clearly, this clever ABC Craft calls for a celebration! Your preschoolers are certain to delight in learning lowercase letter C with this cute compass as their guide. Just follow the directions and you’ll arrive at your crafting destination before anyone can ask, “Are we there yet?” Continue reading…
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Picture Books about Presidents

the white house of the united states

Did you know that President Taft was so big he needed to have a jumbo-sized bathtub installed in the White House? Or that George Washington’s first set of false teeth were made out of hippopotamus ivory? If your kids think history is boring, these books just might change their minds!

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D Is for Doughnut Craft

little girl drawing sprinkles on her lowercase d craft

Your kids enjoy ABC crafts, dough-nut they? Well, this ABC Craft for lowercase letter D is a “hole” lot of fun! Your preschooler may even want to make this craft a few times so she can change the “flavors” with different colors of construction paper and sprinkles! Go ahead, make a baker’s dozen!

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8 Ways to Encourage Spelling Success (and Happy Spellers!)

young woman writing at a table - spelling success

What’s your favorite subject?

If your child is like most, spelling might not be at the top of his list. But what if you could create an environment that would increase the likelihood of changing that around? What if you could make spelling a subject your child looks forward to?

Let’s take a look at some tips to help you create an atmosphere that will increase your child’s chances of becoming a successful (and much happier) speller.

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E Is for Egg Craft

little girl creating lowercase e craft

Everyone knows to be extra careful with eggs. After all, you don’t want to break one and have a big mess on your hands! But this ABC Craft features an egg-ceptional egg that your little ones can go ahead and break, because it will teach them all about lowercase letter E. No mess necessary!

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Punny Valentines – An Introduction to Puns

set of printable valentine cards with puns

Are you looking for a great way to introduce your kids to puns? Check! Are you ready for a good giggle? Check! Do your kids still need valentines for their friends? Check! This one’s got it all!

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