Homeschool Review: All About Reading

All About Reading

I told you a bit last week about how All About Reading helped us pull out of a homeschooling rut.  And I promised that this week I would share a little more about the Curriculum.

(Thanks to my awesome hubby for taking these photos for us!)

Another area we’d been struggling in was word families and rhyming.  We had some worksheets and activities, but weren’t really getting anywhere. At one point earlier in the year, here was our conversation:

Me:  Which 2 words rhyme– dog, fog, red?
My child: Blue

See?  Struggling.

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But after a single lesson playing the game with Ziggy the Zebra, both of my children understood the concept of rhyming. Just like that. It clicked, and they got it. I’m not saying it’s a miracle worker, but it did offer the fresh approach that we needed.

Here we are, playing with Ziggy the Zebra.  Love that smile on my 5 year old’s face :)

And, yes, we homeschool in our PJ’s sometimes.

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And singing the ABC song.  This is supposed to be on the wall, but due to our limited space, I just hold it up.  I’m embarrassed to say that it never even occurred to me to get out an alphabet chart and point to the corresponding letter as we sing the song.  We’d just sing and dance instead. But, even something as simple as that has helped so much in making those connections!

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Playing one of the rhyming games.  Whoever doesn’t rhyme has to get out of the wagon.  We always say “Get out of here ____, because you don’t rhyme.”  The boys love it.

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Finally, the program includes books of stories and rhymes.  Each lesson includes a story, and then the boys get to pick out that day’s letter from the text.

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FREE Resources & Printables

Visit the website to learn more about the Pre-Reading Curriculum, including free sample downloads, etc. While you’re there, be sure to check out all their great free resources, including Free Downloads, free placement tests (go about 1/3 down the page) ,  a FREE reading activity bundlegreat articles, and dyslexia resources.

Click the image below to access the free Reading Activity Bundle.

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This program is very easy to use with multiple children. There is a consumable activity book, but you can add-on an extra one for $16.95, (the “student kit” for $24.95 also includes additional picture cards and sound cards, but we didn’t find a need for 2 sets of those, and you can print an extra progress chart for free).  This was perfect for my boys who are basically learning the same thing right now, despite their age difference.

Finally, I have to add–I know many of my readers aren’t homeschoolers.  But, I also know that many of you have children who are ineligible for pre-school programs.  This is a great, affordable way to make sure your child starts kindergarten on level footing with his/her peers.

PS– All About Learning Press offers a 100% money-back guaranty, so if you aren’t completely satisfied with the program, you have nothing to lose.

Comments

  1. Monica Street says

    My oldest is 3.5, and I have begun looking into reading curriculums…this was a top contender so I would love to win one! Thanks for the giveaway.

  2. says

    We started AAL last year and have loved All About Spelling for our oldest daughter, and All About Reading for the 2nd. It would be fabulous to add the AAR pre-reading package for our youngest to start with!!

  3. Sarah says

    This looks beyond amazing … but my littlest is only 9 months. I do have a Kinder, so I am going to check it out.

    I would love you to share this post! A group of moms gather each week. I usually post on Mondays, but missed it this week. I start jotting a few notes and then others join in. You can post whenever, doesn’t have to be anything new, it can be a gem nestled in your pages. I get the filled to the brim momma schedules.

    Just moms. Sharing our notes. Creating a melody.

    http://justsarahdawn.blogspot.com/2013/07/syllable-by-syllable.html

    Be blessed,
    Sarah

  4. Wendy Clark says

    I think this would help my son so much. He is a hands on learner and I think he would like all the games.

  5. Nw Homesteader says

    Would love to win! we are starting homeschooling this fall and I have 4 kids 5 and under. would be a great start to out reading journey!

  6. says

    With a severely dyslexic daughter, this program would be a godsend for her. We have used many programs with limited success. My 5 and 7 year olds would also love this program. We are using All About Spelling and I have been considering All About Reading for those three kids!

  7. Belinda Hardesty says

    I had never seen this program before, but my 5yo who needs to learn to read loves zebras! It’s her favorite animal.

  8. Tiffany S says

    With a 3 1/2 year old and a 5 year old, this would be perfect for us! I’ve looked at this program several times but am unable to invest at this time.

  9. Rebecca S. says

    I would love to try this program with my 3 year old (in a year or two). Saxon works, but is soooo booorrrrinnngg!

  10. Danielle Hull says

    I have wanted to try this for a few years now. I have an 8 year old who isn't reading fluently, and a 5 year old who wants to "start school." It would be well used!

  11. brynna says

    So excited for this offer- I am planning on doing the All About Spelling this year( we are first time homeschoolers 1st grade … EEK) and this could really come in handy~

  12. Anonymous says

    I’m a new homeschooling mom of five three of which don’t know how to read yet. Would love to have something like this! I am so nervous about teaching to read.

    • Tina says

      Anonymous
      on July 30, 2013 at 8:41 pm said:
      I’m a new homeschooling mom of five three of which don’t know how to read yet. Would love to have something like this! I am so nervous about teaching to read.
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  13. Elizabeth Cribb says

    I love All About Spelling and would love the opportunity to use their pre-reading curriculum for my 2 younger ones. Thanks for the giveaway!

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