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How the “Funnel Concept” Affects Learning

You may think that a “good memory” is something that your child either has or does not have. If that were the case, there would be little you could do to help your child become a better learner. But fortunately, this isn’t the case! You CAN help your child with her memory if you begin with an understanding of something I call the funnel concept.

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H Is for Hippopotamus Craft

child adding a googly eye to her letter H craft

Some kids want a hippopotamus for Christmas, but your little one can have fun with this hippo anytime! Download the template for this letter H craft and say hello to your very own happy hippo—no holiday required.

Here’s What You’ll Need

  • 2 sheets of printer paper
  • Card stock (we used sky blue, blue, white, and green)
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5 Ways to Teach Rhyming

Teaching Rhyming to Preschoolers - All About Reading

Did you know that rhyming is one of the best predictors of how easily a child will learn to read? That’s because good rhymers are better equipped to notice that rhyming words often have shared letter sequences, such as all in tall, ball, and small, which in turn gives them a considerable head start in learning to read.

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I Is for Inchworm Craft

child gluing an inchworm on the letter I craft

If you’re looking for a fun way to practice the letter I, there’s no doubt about it—this week’s ABC Craft really measures up! Your wiggly preschooler will love making this squiggly little inchworm!

Here’s What You’ll Need

  • 2 sheets of printer paper
  • Card stock (we used brown, green, lime green, and purple)
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J Is for Jellyfish Craft

child gluing an eye to her letter j craft

Take the sting out of learning letters with this week’s ABC Craft! But watch out–our jellyfish will wrap her pretty pink tentacles right around your heart!

Here’s What You’ll Need

  • 2 sheets of printer paper
  • Card stock (we used hot pink, light pink, and green)
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How to Teach Suffixes

plateful of blueberries and raspberries

Welcome to our mini teaching guide on suffixes! In this post, you’ll find many different tools to help you teach suffixes to your child, as well as downloadable resources and activities. Let’s dig in!

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K Is for Kangaroo Craft

child gluing googly eye to his letter k craft

Your child will bounce with joy when she sees this week’s ABC Craft! What are you waiting for? Hop to it and check out our K Is for Kangaroo Craft!

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L Is for Lion Craft

child gluing a googly eye to her letter l craft

The king of the jungle is roaring his way into your ABC Craft lineup this week! But don’t worry, this lion is really just a big pussycat. His roar is much bigger than his bite!

Here’s What You’ll Need

  • 2 sheets of printer paper
  • Card stock (we used yellow, orange, and dark blue)
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M Is for Moose Craft

children gluing eyes to their letter M craft

Have you ever tracked a moose in the forest? No? That’s okay! With our ABC Craft for the letter M, you can track this moose right into your living room!

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6 Tips to Help Distinguish Between Short I and Short E

a pin and a pen

Does your child have a hard time spelling words with the sounds of short I and short E? If so, it may be because he struggles to differentiate between these two vowel sounds. It’s a common spelling problem for young children. In this post, you’ll learn what causes this issue and how to solve it.

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N Is for Narwhal Craft

child gluing a googly eye on her letter n craft

Nothing says novelty quite like a narwhal-themed letter N craft! It’s undersea fun at its finest, so download our template and get started on this week’s ABC Craft!

Here’s What You’ll Need

  • 2 sheets of printer paper
  • Card stock (we used dark blue, blue, purple, and sky blue)
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How to Teach Phonograms

mother teaching phonograms to child

Understanding phonograms is vital to your child’s success in reading and spelling—but the thought of teaching them may seem intimidating. Fear not! Phonograms are actually very simple to understand and easy to teach.

Let’s start with a quick definition.

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