FEB
24
2013

All About Spelling $50 Gift Card Giveaway!

Hi everyone, I am always thrilled to be able to offer you a giveaway from All About Learning Press, and today I have a $50 gift card for you that you can use on any of the AALP products that will benefit your homeschool!

As you know, we’ve used All About Spelling for several years and recently added in All About Reading as well. I continue to love the hands-on aspect of this program, as well as the explanation of phonics rules.

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One of my favorite things about the units are the colored flashcards that we review daily. They are very effective in helping kids retain the phonics rules, and enable me to remind them if they’re needing help with spelling a word. For example if they need to spell the word dodge, I’ll simply ask them a few questions instead of giving them the answer. Like this:

“What are your two options for the ‘j’ sound at the end of a word? Okay, which one follows a short vowel? There you go, now you know how to spell that word.” I find this much more effective than simply memorizing the word (which they inevitably forget right after the test is over) and it also enables them to figure out how to spell words on their own.

And since they know all of these handy phonics rules, they can also read the words as well because they’re so familiar with seeing the special sounds on the cards and repeating all of the sound choices that those letters can make.

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I’ve found that AALP programs teach reading concepts in a logical order, and review constantly so that kids aren’t forgetting things as they go. We use their magnetic letter tiles, as well as our iPad chalk board, stamps, and other spelling manipulatives to help make it more fun as well.

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I am also loving the phonogram cards (yellow ones) that come with the program. They make it really easy for me to review all of the phonic blends and letter sounds each day. My absolute favorite ones though are the blue key cards. My kids actually think they’re playing a gam each time we review all of the rules!

Giveaway Time!

I know that many of you all enjoy All About Learning Press products too, and so I’m happy to offer you a $50 gift card to use at their store however you see fit! To enter, simply fill out the raffle copter below!

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More AALP Giveaways!

All About Learning is hosting another giveaway for any level of All About Reading now through March 12, 2013!

Click HERE to enter!

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Comments

  1. I LOVE All About Learning. My oldest with Autism just finished the AAR Level 1 and I am wanting to get him Level 2 and AAS level 1. My youngest is working his way through AAR level 1. I absolutely LOVE that product. Their reading has improved SOOO much using this!

  2. That’s a hard one to answer! I really like the spelling stuff though.

  3. How much time per child do you need to devote to using AAS and AAR? I am thinking about getting it for next year for my Kinder (maybe), 1st, and 2nd grader, but I’m worried about MY ability to work with each kid at their own levels plus do math and all the other subjects. How you manage it with your kids?

  4. My favorite is definitely AAS so far. Would love to add in the readers!!

  5. Kristen Miller says:

    I would LOVE the All About Spelling Level 1 Materials & the Interactive kit!!! :)

  6. Love all about spelling.

  7. We have used AAS, and LOVE it!!

  8. I have been scouting out All About Spelling and had decided to start it in September with my 8 year old! I am still not sure which level to start with, but I’m REALLY excited about it – it looks great! I’d LOVE an opportunity to get a bit of a discount, so thanks ;)

  9. All about spelling!

  10. AAR pre-reading is my fav

  11. I’ve always loved the idea of All About Spelling, we’ve loosely based our spelling on AAS using our own letter tiles and other spelling manipulative’s because I just couldn’t afford the program. I would love to get my hands on the real program to see how it works with our son.

  12. I’ve never used AAS…. but I think the first kit and interactive materials looked like something we would buy!

  13. We would either like AAR Level 1 or AAS Level 2 !!

  14. We love All about Spelling! We will be ordering for next year soon.

  15. I love this program. I especially like the phonics cards that come with the set. I need to use this with my daughter!

  16. I have been wanting to try All About Spelling for awhile now. Their website says I should start on level one since I have never used it, so I would love to try the deluxe interactice kit and Level 1 Spelling. :)

  17. The spelling materials look very interesting. I would love to be able to try them out!

  18. Tiffany Colburn says:

    I love the open and go lessons. With 3 kids at 3 different levels I need things that are open and go

  19. We love the AAR Pre-Reading and Level 1.

  20. I love AAS, and would love to use AAR with my second child. We use their readers from AAR to supplement our AAS :)

  21. I would love to try the Pre-reading.

  22. We love AAR Pre-Reading that I’ve been using with my son who was born deaf but has cochlear implants. The systematic way AAR teaches kids the building blocks of reading has been incredibly helpful in his reading journey since he needs new learning to be broken down and explicitly taught to him as opposed to my older son who learns so much incidentally! HE loves AAS Level 1 and is starting on Level 2 now, though and LOVES it too.

  23. My daughter is using your K-4 curriculum and we love it!! I would love the All About Reading stuff. She is learning her sight words and getting excited that she will be able to read soon!!!

  24. It’s hard to choose! I will have to go with the Reading Interactive Kit or All About Reading Pre-Reading Program. Perfect for the little one.

  25. Mine are just starting out, so the AAR Pre-Reading set would be my pick.

  26. We just started with AAS1

  27. The All about spelling program.

  28. We have been using AAS and AAR this year thanks to your review! It is an awesome program and my kids love it! Its very adaptable for kids with special needs!!

  29. Christina P. says:

    That’s easy! I’ve had my eye on AAS Level 1 for awhile. Thanks for the chance to win!

  30. I would love to try the spelling program . It looks like it might work for both of my children which would be great!

  31. I love AAS ! I would like to purchase level 3 and 4 soon.

  32. WE love AAR & AAS Level 1!!! Both are AWESOME!!! :)

  33. I would say the Spelling is my favorite. I haven’t had the chance to use any of their products yet since my oldest will just be starting prek this year, but I’m looking forward to trying this one out. Spelling was a huge part of my life as a kid, and I’m hoping to instill that love in my children. Maybe this program will help!

  34. I really like the Spelling. I have been searching and researching on programs to start doing with my 4 yr old this fall and would love to use their spelling set!

  35. Prolifemommy says:

    I have been using AAS since I started homeschooling 2 years ago & I’ve been able to see just how effective it is!! My daughter knows the spelling rules better than I EVER did at her age. I trust this program and look forward to starting All About Reading with our 3-year-old!!

  36. The All About Reading Pre-Reading program looks great for my (just turned) 5 year old daughter!

  37. I would love to be able to try the all about reading pre reading program.thanks for this opportunity.

  38. I love all of their products, but I guess the spelling is my favorite. I love having a reason or rule for why words are spelled a certain way.

  39. We have used AAS level 1 and loved it! Just ordered level 2 to start next week

  40. I love AAS, but I would love to get the AAR program :)

  41. We are just about to try AAS-1 with my SN son. Everything I’ve heard about it sounds so good. I’d love to try AAR too as he is struggling with learning words and reading. Thanks for hosting this giveaway.

  42. I would have to say “All About reading” sounds the best to me!

  43. For our children, they learn best with the GAMES. I love the games available at AAS! Thanks Erica for this opportunity!

    melissa

  44. I like the AAS program :)

  45. I”m really interested in AAS.

  46. We are using the Reading level 1 with our 3.5 yr old and love it!!

  47. I would love to try out all about spelling!

  48. We just started using AAR and AAS, and I love the way I am able to also learn the phonics rules that I must have missed in school:)

  49. We have used AAR Pre-1, and are now on Level 1 – and my boys can’t get enough of the adventures with Ziggy file folder games. The absolutely LOVE playing those.

    Thanks for offering this giveaway!!

  50. Rosalyn Smith (fatgirlfitgirl) says:

    I love both the speling and reading material! I would love to try this product in my homeschool classroom!

  51. I love the All About Spelling – I am going to order it soon for my children! I also thought the readers looked interesting!

  52. Looking forward to using the program with the little ones. I’d have to say the magnet tiles are my favourite… my kids are suckers for magnets!

  53. Spelling is the one subject we’ve struggled with for many years. Most recently, we’ve been using a program very similar to AAS but extremely difficult to use and very time-consuming. My children have begun to dread spelling (and so have I!). AAS looks like it just may be the PERFECT solution for us! :-)

  54. I would love AAR Level 1 or AAS Level 1 for my kindergartner!

  55. Cassie distefano says:

    I’ve decided to give all about spelling a try this year. Really love the idea about the spelling rules. This gift card would help greatly!!

  56. The readers look great. It is so hard to find good early readers for kids just beginning to read!

  57. I would love the All About Reading. We have not tried it yet, but I would love to. It looks like something that would be really beneficial to our homeschool!

  58. Tatia Wooten says:

    We are starting Level 1 with my son after spring break and I would LOVE to win this gift card to get more AAS goodies!!

  59. We’d like to try AAS but haven’t yet.

  60. Monique martinez says:

    I can’t choose a favorite…

  61. Heather Brandt says:

    I love the Level 1 of All About Reading (well, honestly I love all of it & the All about Spelling program).

  62. We love all about spelling level 1 and AAR level 1

  63. The magnetic letter tiles is my favorite product. I have already
    decided that I’m using AAR & AAS next year!

  64. I would love to try AAS Level 1 next year with my son!

  65. We love AAS and we need a new Level 3! I think it is the best spelling program out there, hands down. Would love to win it!

  66. I just recieved my All About Spelling Program to start next year. I ordered level 1 for my soon to be first grader. I would love to also get the level 2 just in case we get through level 1 quickly. The All About Reading program would be fun to try as well.

  67. I would love AAS Level 1 for my oldest son and the AAR pre-reading for my youngest.

  68. The AAR pre reading! It looks awesome and perfect for my daughter. Very interesting website!

  69. I would love to try All About Spelling Level 1 and Interactive Kit!

  70. AAR 1

  71. We love All About Spelling Level 1.

  72. I would love to have all about spelling 1 and all about reading 1 or 2

  73. We love All About Reading!!!

  74. Sharayah Arnold says:

    I would LOVE to tey out the reading program for my daughter this year!

  75. We love AAS and AAR. We don’t have Ziggy, but if we did, my kids would love him best.

  76. We love AAR1 and the thing I like best about the website is that I can buy AAR2! :) I love the readers in this program. The pictures are so cute and even though it’s hard to make a story with only words from an early reader, they often make my dd chuckle.

  77. I have never heard of the website before, so I’ll have to look further into it; I love the spelling kit!

    Jen
    jeneratorj@gmail.com

  78. We have used AAS 1,2, 3. So far my favorite is level 3. Maybe because my daughter is 10 and she finds this level more interesting with the “Silent E book” and other activities.

  79. I haven’t used any of their products yet, but my 5yo is somewhere around a 3rd grade reading level right now. Spelling, however, is something she still needs work on and I think AAS sounds like the perfect solution for her!

  80. I can’t wait to start the 2nd level of reading and spelling with my kids~

  81. Christine Apolenis says:

    I love the All About Reading products – the reading program is so comprehensive. Thanks for this opportunity!

  82. I haven’t used any of their products yet, but when we begin homeschooling over the summer, I hope to! I especially like AAS. Thanks!

  83. I would love All about Spelling. My daughter will be in 3rd grade and my son, will be in K, So I am not sure which level to get… Thanks for doing this giveaway!

  84. I am not sure what my favorite is but I would just like to try out both. We are in kindergarten and I am not sure if what we have is going to work well

  85. I am using their spelling and reading. Love their products!!!

  86. I love AAR 1!

  87. I like their spelling curriculum. I would also really like to get AAR Level 1 for my son. Thank for the giveaway!

  88. I love all of it, well I say that, I havent used it, but I’ve been eying it forever! Im planning to start AAS with my boys next year {or sooner}.

  89. Shannon Blaisdell says:

    Would love to try out AAR Pre-reading with my preschooler!

  90. I have been looking at AAS or a long time!

  91. I have never used any of the products but have been seriously thinking of switching to the All About Spelling and the All About Reading. I think my kids would do really well with them.

  92. Stephanie G. says:

    I would love to try the All About Reading Pre-reading program with my little guys! Looks great!

  93. We currently use AAS and would love to try AAR.

  94. I would love to use AAR with my first grader! Thanks for posting this giveaway!

  95. I love all about spelling 1! We love that is so hands on for the kids, they do too:) They love the magnetic tiles. I have 3 kids in K, 1, 2, so I am working hard to keep language arts a strong focus during these young years! I would love to try AAR, it looks spectacular.

  96. We are enjoying AAR 1 and 2. My kids love the games/activities that reinforce the lessons. I love that it is all easy or little prep.

  97. I would love AAS level 3! Love the tiles :-)

  98. We just started AAR level 1 and are enjoying i…even my son who doesn’t care to read! Very thankful for that! We like the tiles and the games ..instead of just worksheets for reading!

  99. Amy Marshall says:

    My youngest son is doing AAR level 1 right now. We are going to need level 2 soon!

  100. We use both AAR and AAS. We are just finishing level 1. I was soooo worried about how I was going to help my daughter learn to read. The gentle approach in AAR had her reading in no time. My favorite part about AAR and AAS is the letter tiles. It is so nice for her to make words without the stress of handwriting. Thanks for the giveaway!

  101. I would like the interactive kit.

  102. Jennifer Stone says:

    I liked the AAR Level 1 products. I have been doing some K work with my 5 year old and would like something fun to continue with him in the summer. Thanks!

  103. I love AAS! We started using it in the fall and my one daughter has gone through Level 1 and has just started Level 2. It is a great program and the phonics portion is really helping my Kindergarten-aged daughter with her reading. Thanks for providing this contest!

  104. Ive been looking into All About Spelling for next year.

  105. My favorite AAL product is the AAR program. I can’t wait until level three comes out!

  106. I have been considering the Spelling for awhile now.

  107. I recently started All About Spelling with my kids because of so many awesome reviews I have heard about it. So far, it’s going very well. We’re half way through the first book and looking forward to continuing the program. :)

  108. I love the letter tiles because they are hands on. Child who struggles with handwriting will greatly benefit!

  109. The all about spelling program is my favorite.

  110. Diana richter says:

    I love AAS and the cd with all the sounds. The cd is helpful if English isn’t your first language and help with pronouncing sounds correctly.

  111. I would love to use the gift card on AAS level 3

  112. I would love AAR

  113. I have just recently searched for a spelling program for my youngest two. I found All About Spelling and love how the phonics is broken down for the students. It looks like a very good and helpful program. I am considering both the spelling and reading for next year. This would be wonderful!

  114. I’m using AAS this year for my boys & love it. We will continue to use it next year & I’m really thinking about also using AAR for my daughter next year when she starts kinder.

  115. I like the idea of combining All About Reading with the bingo and file folder games for extra fun!

  116. I am finishing up all about reading level 1, and was planning on purchasing level 2. This would be a great thing to win!

  117. AAS!

  118. We love all about spelling! Because you recommended it~

  119. I have never used AAS but I would love to use the spelling program with my daughter.

  120. I would say Ziggy the Zebra puppet. He has made learning at our house so much more fun!

  121. My fav so far is All about reading level 1!

  122. I am doing the level one reading program with my daughter right now and would love to use the $50 toward level two!

  123. We love AAS! BEST phonics program out there both in terms of its content and its ease of use!

  124. We love all about spelling!

  125. I love how everything is laid out. I’m not the best speller and I’m learning right along with the kids.

  126. We have just started using AAS and we are loving it! I’m looking into AAR for my youngest!

  127. We *love* All About Spelling. I’ve been amazed by the improvement in my son’s spelling since we started it.

  128. I’ve read a lot about All about reading. I would love to have any of it!

  129. We’re super interested in the All About Reading Pre-level reading program. Thanks for this opportunity!

  130. I have been researching AAR and AAS for my homeschool. I would love to try any of them!

  131. We love AAS and I have been thinking about AAR for my youngest.

  132. We are so excited to begin using the AAR level 1 next year!! I only hear great things about the program and am excited to start using it with my daughter as she will begin Kindergarten in the fall! Thanks for the opportunity!

  133. Andrea Gardner says:

    I love that it is a mastery based program. I am considering switching to this for my special needs son who is struggling with reading and spelling.

  134. my 5-year old and i love all about spelling. it’s been a blessing to our school year!

  135. I love the letter tiles that are used for each level. It’s helping my 1st grader learn how to spell and read on her own with minimal help from me =)

  136. I love the All About Reading Level 1
    books

  137. We love using AAS level 2 with my 1st grade son and I am excited about beginning the AAR level 1 with my Kindergarten son next year!

  138. I like the All about spelling interactive kits.

  139. I’ve never used AAR, but I’ve looked into it a lot! It looks really good to me!

  140. Kristin Solomon says:

    I do not have any AAL products yet, but have heard nothing but good things about the program. Would love to try the reading or spelling program.

  141. I really like the all about Spelling interactive kits!

  142. Jerri mayfield says:

    I really love all there products! The readers are maybe my favorite.

  143. How does one choose? I am preparing to homeschool in the fall so any of their products would be a welcome addition to my daughter’s (1st grade in the fall) curriculum. Thanks for the chance to win!

  144. Jenny Bilderback says:

    My oldest is only 4 and not reading yet so I like the All About Reading Pre-Reading Packages.

  145. We are using AAR level 1 this year and love it! I can’t wait to start level 2: and pull in spelling!

  146. I have been looking at AAR L1 and L2 for my youngest. I have been reading great things about this program!! Thanks for the chance to win.

  147. I would love to use the AAR with my preschool daughter. I keep reading all the great reviews just haven’t bit the bullet to buy it yet.

  148. I would love to try either the reading or the spelling program with my 6 yr old! Would love the hands on aspect!

  149. I love both AAS and AAR but my favorite right now is probably AAR as it is helping my kindergartener with his reading and he is doing great! I love the additional folder games you can buy — those have been a huge hit as well as Ziggy the Zebra. Whenever my son is resistent to doing his reading, I suggest that he get Ziggy because he wants to learn to read too. Works every time! :-)

  150. Lori TenHaken says:

    We love the All About Spelling curriculum!

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