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 their 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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P Is for Patriotic

P Is for Patriotic featured graphic

Summer brings long sun-soaked days, but it also brings the celebration of the red, white, and blue.

That’s right! The Fourth of July is just around the corner!

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5 Tricky Lowercase Letters

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Today we have lots of free printables for you that help kids recognize the typewritten forms of various lowercase letters!

You’ve probably noticed that some lowercase letters look different when they are handwritten than when they are typewritten. For example, take a look at lowercase letters A and G below.

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The Orton-Gillingham Approach to Reading and Spelling

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When I developed All About Reading and All About Spelling, I combined the key features of the Orton-Gillingham approach with the latest research and proven spelling rules. But why? What’s so special about Orton-Gillingham?

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Real Moms, Real Kids: Dyslexia and Hope

young woman dyslexia and hope

Every once in a while, I receive a note from a customer that takes my breath away. This is one of those stories. As I read Raquel’s testimonial* about how All About Reading helped her daughter, I couldn’t help but remember my own son’s struggle with dyslexia.

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Picture Books about Bravery

The Best Picture Books about Bravery + Free Library List

If you have a child who needs a little dose of courage, check out a few of these wonderful picture books about bravery! Each one will inspire courage, determination, and self-confidence. 

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How to Teach Reading Comprehension

two bugs and a stack of books

Reading comprehension is the ultimate goal when teaching your child to read. After all, when a child struggles with comprehension, reading can be a miserable chore. Wouldn’t it be nice if you could find some easy-to-follow ideas to help you nurture this ability?

Good news! There are many different ways to help develop your child’s reading comprehension!

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Using Boggle to Build Language Skills

boggle game board and timer

Fast-Paced Word-Finding Fun!

Time is ticking—can you find all the words hidden in the grid? Even better, can you find unique words that no one else can find? Can you be fast? And creative? If so, you’re well on your way to becoming a Boggle champ!

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The Incorrigible Children of Ashton Place Chapter Books

the incorrigible children open a secret door

Of especially naughty children, it is sometimes said, ‘they must have been raised by wolves’… these rascals actually were!

If you enjoy mystery, English elegance, and quirky characters, find them all at Ashton Place. This estate conceals more secrets than a squirrel’s whiskers.

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How to Teach Alphabetizing

recipe box with alphabetical dividers

Welcome to our mini teaching guide on alphabetizing!

Why Teach Alphabetizing?

Even with modern technology, alphabetizing is used in many areas of our lives. In fact, you’ve probably used your alphabetizing skills this past week without even realizing it. Maybe you looked up a friend’s phone number in your contact list, or maybe you’ve looked something up in a book index.

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7 Ways to Make Spelling Logical

“English spelling is crazy!”

I hear that a lot. Perhaps you’ve even uttered that phrase yourself!

Indeed, English spelling can seem ridiculous at times. With a nod to George Bernard Shaw (who jokingly claimed that fish could be spelled ghoti), I’d like to present the following crazy spelling for the word farmer:

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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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