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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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Using Apples to Apples Junior to Build Language Skills

Cards from apples to apples game

Vocabulary Building Fun!

If you’re looking for a new game to try, look no further than Apples to Apples Junior! This fast-paced card game is not only a ton of fun, it’s also a wonderful way to expand vocabulary!

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W Is for Watermelon Craft

child draws on her lowercase w craft

Bring a bit of summer into your letter learning! Your preschooler will be wowed by this juicy and delicious ABC Craft. But when she’s done with her lowercase W craft, be sure to save a piece of watermelon for us!

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Phonogram Jungle Bingo – A Fun Review Activity

Toucan in a tree

Practicing phonograms is a lot more fun when you have jungle-themed Bingo boards! Help your child review (and master!) phonograms with the help of monkeys, lions, and other exotic inhabitants. But be careful–it’s a jungle out there!

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X Is for Xylophone Craft

child places piece on her lowercase x craft

Even the most x-acting child will be super x-cited to see this x-traordinary ABC Craft! All wordplay aside, there’s lots to love about a lowercase X craft that stars such an ever-popular musical instrument!

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A Treasure Trove of Pirate Activities for Reading and Spelling

2 pirates ready for pirate activities

Shiver me timbers, we love playing pirates! Just look at these scallywags playing hooky from our office in the middle of the day…and on a pirate ship no less! International “Talk Like a Pirate Day” must be right around the corner!

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