Hi everyone! I know I just released my 2012 Curriculum Update and in it I mentioned that we were still loving All About Learning. It’s been a consistent favorite of mine for almost 2 years now! I know you all love it too, so I have a special treat for you today!



In honor of last week and Valentine’s day, I wanted to share a little love with you all! So….drum roll please…I’m hosting a very SPECIAL giveaway for All About Learning today!

But before we move on, I wanted to clear a few things up! In my curriculum post I noted that I was using All About Spelling, All About Reading, and Abeka worksheets. I’ve since received several emails asking if I thought I needed to supplement.

Just for the record, NO! I do not think AAS & AAR need any type of supplement! I simply have Tinkerbell working on the Abeka worksheets because I had them already and I just have a thing about wasting curriculum! Plus I figure it can’t do any harm to do a little extra work right?

But all that said, I truly love All About Learning products, and we’ve had great success with the All About Reading Level 1 and All About Spelling Level 1.





I’ve also had several questions regarding the difference between the two products.

The Level 1 of both AAS and AAR have a similar scope and sequence. All About Reading will focus on decoding skills, fluency, comprehension, vocabulary, and will include lots and lots of reading practice, while All About Spelling focuses on the spelling side of things–how to know which letter to choose for a given sound. Both are complete phonics programs and use the same letter tiles.

All About Reading has lots and lots of fluency exercises that help strengthen reading skills.  These can be helpful for a child who has already done AAS 1 but needs more practice to read smoothly.  It’s fine to go quickly through some of the beginning lessons until you reach the lessons that are more challenging for a student.

Here is Tinker Bell working on one of the reading worksheets. To the right you’ll see the “Feed the Monster” game. This one was a favorite! First she colored a monster, then cut out a bunch of word cards to feed to him. She picked one card at a time, and if she read the card correctly she got to feed it to the monster.



Another favorite hands on All About Reading activity we did was the egg fry. First we colored in the yokes of our eggs, then used a spatula to flip them over and read the words on the other side. This one was so exciting that the Teeny Tot immediately confiscated the spatula and eggs and played the game for the rest of our school time!




Want more information?

I wrote a review of it awhile back you can read my original  All About Spelling Review here.


Would you like to try All About Spelling for your own family?

I have a unique giveaway today! The super cool people at All About Spelling are offering either The All About Spelling Level 1 plus the Deluxe Interactive kit OR any two levels of All About Spelling!

Mandatory Entry:

  • Simply leave a comment below letting me know why you’d like to win!

Additional Optional Entries: (not required to win, leave a separate comment on this post for each additional entry)

Win 2 free levels of @LearningPress from @ericahomeschool! Enter thru 2/24/12!




Giveaway Nitty Gritty:

  • The give away will be open until midnight EST Friday February 24, 2012. Winner will be announced by Sunday February 26, 2012.
  • No purchase necessary to win.
  • Must be 18 years of age or older to enter.
  • If prize winner forfeits or does not claim the prize, prize will be re-awarded at my sole discretion. You may be asked to provide name and address for physical prizes.
  • Void where prohibited by law.
  • Make sure to leave a separate comment for each entry, winner will be chosen at random!
  • This giveaway is offered to US residents only!
  • Odds of winning based on number of entries.
  • This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Facebook.
  • NOTE: In order to enter the contest you must leave a comment on my blog post. To leave a comment scroll to the bottom of the post and fill in the “Speak Your Mind” form. (If you are reading this via RSS, you will need to visit my actual blog to post a comment.)
  • Disclosure: All About Learning provided me with a free copy of their product to review on my blog. The opinions I have given are mine and may differ from others but were not influenced by the company or the free product provided.


  1. I have been researching/ testing and trying to find an approach to teach my dyslexic son(SILAS). An Ortin Gillingham approach I hear is great. I am homeschooling 4 of my six children in Nebraska. This week Silas will be starting special ed here for spelling and reading. I had to show his special ed teacher that Nebraska does recognize dyslexia in their school laws. Now I will be asking “what dyslexic program will you be using?”
    I hope to use this program at home to help my 5th grader learn to spell and to read. He is so handsome and creative- I wish he could read too!

    Laura Turner-Hickey
  2. I hope I’m not too late to enter. I would love to add this to my home school day. I know my son who is autistic would have a great time with it. Thank you for all the great ideas and printouts, i don’t know what I would do without them. Homeschooling on a budget. Have a blessed day!

    Jennifer Wilson
  3. I really would love to win this wonderful curriculum. I have seen it work with my children. This is coming from a mom who wasn’t taught this way at all. 🙂 I love it!! I also love Confessions of a Homeschooler where wonderful ideas are at my fingertips 24/7.

  4. I’m going to be starting to home school my children very soon. Anything of high interest that I like that I can get for free will be extremely helpful. Thank you for this opportunity 🙂

    Heather Miner

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