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All About Spelling and All About Reading Resources

Stella completed the second volume reader in her All About Reading Level 1 program.  Her excitement exploded when she realized the very last story in this book was about her favorite type of animal- a pig!  (I can still recall … Continue reading

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How A Queen Taught Me to Love Non-Fiction

Aside from obvious major milestones like graduations and having children, there are smaller events that, although lacking the fanfare or pomp and circumstance of something BIG, nevertheless leave an indelible mark upon you.  Mental bookmarks that, once placed, will forever … Continue reading

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REVIEW and GIVEAWAY – The Remarkable Ronald Reagan by Susan Allen

A child interested in a book is a good thing; but a child interested in a biography is a powerful thing.  Why? Because a captivating biography can imbue a child with the empowering thought that they are the main character … Continue reading

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Review– Memoirs of a Physician by Alexandre Dumas

FLASHBACK POST <<I wrote this post back on January 11, 2008 when I was first dabbling in blogging on a separate (and no longer active) blog.  I’m a huge Dumas fan and thought I would share this review about one of his … Continue reading

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Poetry at the Park

I never got poetry as a kid.  In my early school days we just kind of skimmed the surface of it which left me sufficiently confident that poetry was not my thing.  By the time college rolled around, I had myself … Continue reading

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Whatever the Weather We’re Gonna Read Together

The other day it dawned on me that I had unwittingly decreased the level of board and picture books that we read in the course of our day.  I think I’ve gotten so caught up in our chapter books and … Continue reading

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Countdown to Christmas

Every Christmas I tell myself I’m going to buy a whole bunch of holiday-themed picture books after Christmas (to take advantage of sales and discounts) and build up a collection of 24-30 seasonal books.  I figure I could immediately store them unseen … Continue reading

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Silly Sentences Sight-Word Flashcards

The following flashcard activity is geared for children that already know their alphabet and sounds for each letter.  Once my children are comfortable with their letter sounds I begin to intersperse questions into our day-to-day life.  You see the dog? … Continue reading

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How To Get To Narnia

Can you believe that up until last month I had never read a single C.S. Lewis book?  Seriously.  In all my childhood reading- my devouring and unquenchable thirst for books- I never became acquainted with the Chronicles of Narnia. I had heard … Continue reading

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Reading Gives You Wings

Back in April I wrote about how Stella was showing a greater interest in doing “schoolwork” like her sister.  We started All About Reading‘s prelevel program and The Ordinary Parents Guide to Teaching Reading.  You can read about the specifics here. … Continue reading

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