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Tumtum and Nutmeg Chapter Books

cute mice tumtum and nutmeg on a boat

There’s a secret living inside a hidden broom cupboard in a ramshackle English cottage. Two secrets, actually—two remarkable mice! It’s not easy to take care of human children when you’re so small, but these tiny heroes give it their best in this charming series of chapter books.

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Q Is for Queen Craft

child applies jewel to lowercase q craft

Make way for the queen of crafts! This regal lowercase Q craft is the quintessence of aristocratic elegance. Your preschooler is sure to have a royal ball as she learns the letter Q. Just don’t forget to curtsy to the queen when you’re done!

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Using Phonics Dominoes to Build Language Skills

phonics dominoes tiles

Fun and Interactive Word Building!

Where has this game been all of my life?

Phonics Dominoes is a fantastic way to practice word-building and decoding skills. There are several versions available: Short Vowels, Long Vowels, Blends and Digraphs, Word-Building, and for more advanced students, Sentence-Building dominoes.

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R Is for Rabbit Craft

R Is for Rabbit - lowercase r craft

Rumor has it there’s a lowercase R craft ready to bounce its way into your home and into your child’s heart. With a twitch of its little nose and a wiggle of its long ears, the adorable rabbit in this ABC Craft is ready to help teach your child the letter R!

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Spelling Rules for Making Words Plural

ice cream cone rules making words plural

When making words plural, why do you add S to some words but ES to others? And when a word ends with Y, how do you know whether to change the Y to I before adding the plural suffix? And why on earth does the word knife become knives?

You can unravel these mysteries with six scoops of ice cream. Just click the play button below for a yummy treat, and then read on for free printable spelling rule posters and sample lessons!

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S Is for Swan Craft

child puts a beak on her lowercase s craft

Swimming silently along the silvery shore, this stunning lowercase S craft is sure to cause a stir! You’ll know her by her long, slender neck. If your little one needs to learn the letter S, snatch up this super-sweet ABC Craft soon!

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7 Ways to Be the Teacher Your Child Needs

Think back a few years to when you were in school. Did you have a favorite teacher?

At the time, you probably didn’t consider why you preferred one teacher over another. You just knew that you felt valued, loved, and understood in Miss Smith’s classroom. In fact, you still feel kind of warm and fuzzy when you think about sweet Miss Smith!

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T Is for Tree Craft

child affixes an apple to her lowercase T craft

If you’re looking for a way to teach your preschooler the letter T, you won’t find a better choice than this towering tree ABC Craft! Make just one or make an entire forest of these tremendous trunks—this lowercase T craft is that much fun!

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How to Make Reading and Spelling “Stick”

tree frog on a skate board

Have you ever taught your child something one day, only to have him completely forget it the next? That is one of the most frustrating things as a teacher, isn’t it? One of your main goals is to make reading and spelling “stick” in your child’s brain, and this blog post will give you solid techniques for doing just that.

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U Is for Umbrella Craft

child assembling her lowercase u craft

If you need a fun activity (and an umbrella!) for a rainy day, look no further than this bright and cheery lowercase U craft! Who knows, maybe the sun will be out by the time you’re done!

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The Kids’ Club Rule for Spelling

raccoon in a kids club rule clubhouse

Why is camp spelled with a C instead of a K? And why is kitchen spelled with a K? After all, both words start with the sound of /k/. Is it completely random, or is there a method to this madness? Fortunately, there is—and we call it the Kids’ Club Rule!

This spelling rule is an easy way to figure out when to use C and when to use K at the beginning of a word.

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V Is for Volcano Craft

child adds piece to her lowercase v craft

It’s hard to pass up an ABC Craft that combines earth science, hands-on art, and creative letter-learning all in one, isn’t it? This lowercase V craft is sure to make your little one’s enthusiasm overflow (pun intended 😊)!

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