Why I Love All About Reading’s Pre-Reading Program for Preschoolers #giveaway

We have been using the pre-reading level of All About Reading for several weeks now and we LOVE it!  I spent a lot of time researching before I chose this program and as a former elementary and reading teacher turned mom to two preschoolers, I really can’t say enough good things about it — it’s fun, the kids love it, they’re learning, the kids love it, everything is laid out and ready to go for me, and did I mention the kids love it???  If you don’t believe me, just look at how much they love the Ziggy the Zebra puppet who comes along with the Pre-Reading Deluxe Package:


Seriously, my kids quit smiling for the camera long ago, but with Ziggy around, they can’t help themselves.  And Ziggy is helping them to learn their letters, sounds, and all about rhyming!  I wonder how much he charges for babysitting?

Ok, it’s obvious my kids and I *love* AAR!  So just try to imagine my excitement when I found out today that I get to host a giveaway for an All About Reading Pre-Reading Deluxe Package for one of my readers!!  If I get any sleep at all tonight, it will be nothing short of a miracle.  So. much. excitement.

So, what does an All About Reading Pre-Reading Deluxe Package contain?  Everything!  Yep, you can view it all right here on the AAR website, and you can see my post about the contents of the program in my post, “A Pre-reading Curriculum for Preschool.”

And what does the program look like?  On a basic level, the AAR Pre-reading program (formerly called Level Pre-1) is a letter of the day type of program, but really it’s a lot more than that.  Two of the main benefits of the program that make it stand out in my eyes are that it includes a phonological awareness segment with each lesson (As a reading teacher, just let me tell you this is HUGE!), and from a convenience standpoint, everything is basically pull-out-of-the-bag and go!  There’s no printing, cutting, laminating, or planning to do on your part.  Once you get the rhythm of the lessons down, you probably won’t even need to look at the lesson beforehand.  I’m not kidding.  Click here to see “A Day with All About Reading” where we tackle the letter F! 

Are you as excited as I am yet???  Now, on to the giveaway!

One lucky reader will be randomly selected to receive an All About Reading Pre-Reading DELUXE Package from All About Learning Press.  The giveaway will run for roughly two weeks and the winner will be chosen randomly using Rafflecopter.  Only US and Canadian addresses are eligible to enter.  The only mandatory entry is easy and no-hassle; simply hit enter.  If you have more time, there are multiple other ways to enter which will increase your chances of winning, and some of them can be repeated daily for even more entries.  The winner will be selected within 48 hours of the end of the giveaway, and the winner’s name will be posted here and contacted via email.  Please add inlieuofpreschool (at) gmail (dot) com to your contact list so that the potential winning email doesn’t end up in your spam folder.  The winner will have 48 hours to reply with their mailing address before a new winner is selected.  Best of luck!!

a Rafflecopter giveaway
If you just can’t wait to see if you won or if you want to get started with this program now, visit the All About Learning Press website to purchase.  There are 78 lessons in the pre-reading program, so it works out to around $1/lesson for the basic package and $1.50/lesson for the deluxe package.  If you have more than one child who will use the program that helps even more to justify the cost, and you only need to purchase extra copies of the student activity book, “My Book of Letters.”  When you finish with the program, the only part that has been consumed is the “My Book of Letters” book, so everything else is ready to be used with another child!

In other news, I will soon be posting about using All About Reading Level 1 with my oldest.  He is loving the pre-reading program, but is already beginning to read.  I plan to have him continue the pre-reading program along with his younger sister because he loves it and it’s a great review, but I’ll also add in lessons from AAR Level 1 just for him.  I know several readers had asked about it, so I will be happy to share what those lessons “look” like and how we like it once we get into the program a bit. 🙂

If you have any questions about All About Reading, feel free to ask!  And if you have any experience with the program, please share. 🙂

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Genny Upton

A former teacher turned stay at home mom to two preschool aged children. Creator (and writer) at In Lieu of Preschool and Parent Teach Play. Currently publishing my first children's picture book!

  • BeeBaker says:

    I have been looking at this program! I would LOVE to have it!

  • I’d love to win this!

  • Marilyn B. says:

    This looks great. I would love to win!

  • mzzterry says:

    my Eman would love this!

  • I absolutely love the layout of this program with the interactive lessons and hands-on approach. I’d love to use it with my 4-year-old!

  • Anonymous says:

    I love AAR! We just started this week with my 5 yr old and have been using AAS for two years with my older daughter. What great programs.

  • jawebbtn says:

    This looks like a great program! NEED to win this!

  • I have seen this program on another one of my favorite blogs. I would love to win this for my daughter.

  • I think it is great that they use a multisensory approach to learning.

  • Anonymous says:

    Would love to try this with my preschooler

  • mrsmlee says:

    I just looked at the AAR website and I think this would be wonderful for both of my girls!

  • I’ve also heard great things about this program. I love how your kiddies are mesmerized by Ziggy. It looks like so much fun, which is always the best way to learn. 😀

  • Anonymous says:

    Wonderful. Would love to win this.

  • Karlee says:

    I have used the All About Reading level 1 with my 4 year old and she loves it. I would love the pre-reading program for my younger daughter.

  • Kate says:

    This is on my to buy list for my son.

  • Debbie L Benoit debbielbenoit@hotmail.com says:

    Love it. Being a dyslexic mom and a mom to one already confirmed dyslexic I am always looking for ways to help my children with reading. This looks fun and organized. i’d love to try it.

  • Donnaquilt says:

    This is a program that is new to me. It looks wonderful! Thanks for sharing the info and hosting the give away.


  • The Grabers says:

    I’ve been on the fence about getting this! My kids would absolutely love Ziggy!

  • Momfirst says:

    I keep going back and forth, but am even going to do this program with my five year old!

  • Jessica says:

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  • Jessica says:

    I have been considering this program for quite awhile, but the price is holding me back (not a lot of spare cash right now), thanks for the great giveaway.

  • This curriculum looks fantastic! Would love to have this to use with our girls!

  • Kerri Best-Ogden says:

    I really want this for my daughter!

  • Andrea Presley says:

    I would enjoy using this with my kids.

  • Timothea says:

    I’ve been looking at this for my daughter, would LOVE to win it!

  • Lynn Stewart says:

    I am a PK Teacher so this would be a GREAT addition. Thanks for sharing information.

  • Erica W says:

    Thanks for sharing this info! And a fun contest too:)

  • AnnPC says:

    So I have not heard much about this program, but now I am intrigued with all the excitement here. I will be looking into it definitely!!!

  • Melanie says:

    I’ve had my eye on this program for a while and would love to win a copy! 🙂

  • Sarah K says:

    Would love to use this with my four year old!

  • I love what I’ve read about this program, I think it’d be wonderful for this fall for my preschooler!

  • Jillian says:

    What a blessing this would be for our family. I have drooled over this curriculum for some time now, but never have the money to buy it. Fingers and toes crossed! I know my son would love it!

  • Olive's mum says:

    I purchased it last week but would love to win to give it away!

  • Was wanting to buy this for my preschooler but with all the cost of buying curriculum for her big sister I couldn’t squeeze it into the budget just yet. Man, I would LOVE to win this!

  • Kathryn Tennell says:

    Would love to try this with my boys!

  • Anonymous says:

    Would love to use this with my son!

  • kmegaro says:

    I’ve looked at this program to do with my two preK’s. Would love to win

  • Kelly says:

    I quit teaching after 10 years to stay home with my now 3 year old son & open an in-home daycare. I would LOVE to win this to use at my daycare. My hope is to be able to keep my son home until Kindergarten as well as the 5 other kiddos I have running around here!!


  • Valerie Lugo says:

    Love it!

  • Dickersons says:

    This looks like an awesome program!

  • Very cool! I would love to try this with my four year old this year in place of preschool!

  • Caroline says:

    I love all the posts you make about learning to read, this contest is super exciting for me.

  • Brigette Hill says:

    I also, like how it emphasizes sounds! Looks like a good program.

  • I have heard such wonderful things about All About Reading and Spelling. Sounds great and I think my kiddos would benefit greatly. THanks for the giveaway!

  • Anonymous says:

    This looks like it’s perfect for my 31/2 year old

  • Jenny C. says:

    Love it!

  • Krystal says:

    I have been dreaming of getting this for my 3 1/2 year old daughter for months! I would LOVE to win this!

  • Angie says:

    We have had our eye on this set for about a year. Really hoping we can get our hands on it soon! My son would gain so much, it’s right up his alley!

  • I have been dying to get this for my 2 youngest!! I also want to try the All About Spelling program! 🙂


  • Michelle says:

    I have been looking at this program for some time. I can’t wait to use with when my 2 year old is ready. I use AAS with my oldest and its going great.

  • Anonymous says:

    I have been eyeing this program for my 5 and almost 4 year old. It really looks to be a wonderful program. Thanks! Cris

  • I’d really like to have this for Gus!! He’s about at the age where he could really benefit from it!

  • Mama Mandy says:

    It would be nice to win this program since I can’t bring myself to spend the money on it to try it out.

  • Allison Knowlton says:

    This would be so great for my 3 year old who wants to learn to read so much right now

  • JJs Momma says:

    I would love to try this with my daughter, i think it would be fun. She loves to color and do crafts.

  • Kiana says:

    I have been on their website many times. Would love to win this set!!!

  • CatJT says:

    I would love to use this with my son!

  • Katie says:

    I have been looking at curriculum for my kids and this looks like it would fit in with our plans and schedule..with less work for me 🙂

  • Katie says:

    I have been looking at curriculum for my kids and this looks like it would fit in with our plans and schedule..with less work for me 🙂

  • Katie says:

    I have been looking at curriculum for my kids and this looks like it would fit in with our plans and schedule..with less work for me 🙂

  • Katie says:

    I have been looking at curriculum for my kids and this looks like it would fit in with our plans and schedule..with less work for me 🙂

  • Alison says:

    What a great giveaway! Looks like a wonderful program!!

  • Trisha says:

    We are beginning PreK this fall, this would be great addition!

  • We would love to win this!

  • I have friends who have loved this & recommended it…and I’d really LOVE to use it with my daughter! Looks like it would be a perfect fit! 🙂

  • Claire says:

    This looks great!!!

  • Anonymous says:

    My son would love this, it looks Awesome!!

  • Caroline says:

    I have been researching this program and reading reviews, and I’m waiting until I can save up enough to get it for my kids. I love all the methods involved. Thanks for sharing your review (and for this giveaway opportunity)!

  • Brandy says:

    We are using AAR level 1 and as soon as level 2 comes out, we will be using it as well. We actually don’t have a personal need for this level, but I have a friend that could use this for sure. She just started homeschooling her older two children (grades 2 and 1) but has put her youngest in preschool. I know she wants to homeschool him as well and this may be just what she could use with him. Fingers crossed!

  • Bethany says:

    This would be so helpful for my son and right at the level he is at right now. I’d love to win!

  • Would love to do this with my 3 and 2 year olds!

  • I would love to try this with my preschooler!

  • Jen says:

    I am so impressed with this curriculum. Hoping to win it for our first official year of preschool!!!!!

  • Kerrie G. says:

    This would be a wonderful addition to our home! My 4 year old is always trying to sound out words and putting letters together! Thanks for the awesome give away!

  • I’ve never heard of this reading system before. It looks great & definitely something I’ll consider for our kids!

  • gsv says:

    Love the stuff. More interested in All About Spelling or All About reading level 1 or 2, over pre level personally

  • Kristina says:

    The All About Learning website looks really good. I wish the prices were a little more reasonable for those of us in a one income family. Would love to win this! Thanks for doing this giveaway.

  • Anonymous says:

    We completed All About Spelling 1 last school year and now I need to purchase All About Spelling 2 to complete our homeschool curriculum for school year 2012-2013. This giveaway could not have come at a better time.

  • Marcia S. says:

    The program looks awesome

  • Daveena says:

    Looks like a very neat program

  • Tracy says:

    I would love to win!

  • Kristina says:

    This looks awesome, and I would love to win!

  • Mallie Shirk says:

    This would be fabulous to win for our boys!

  • Jenna says:

    I would love to start this program with my daughter. It looks like a wonderful program:)

  • CatJT says:

    My son just started Pre-K and I think he would love this!

  • I have been looking around for different books that will help my preschooler learn to read and this sounds great!

  • stephie_j24 says:

    Looks great! I didn’t homeschool my daughter until 1st grade (this year) and am starting my preschool son. I wish I’d had something like this when she was younger! Thanks for the giveaway opportunity.

  • I would love to win. Shared on my blog…and shared my blog post link on Facebook!!

  • cori says:

    starting homeschooling preschool and have two more to go…all 19mos apart, so would love to have this and get much mileage out of it to say the least…plus would enjoy sharing with my preschool homeschool mom friends too!

  • Nancy says:

    I would so love this. I have heard so much good stuff about all about reading.

  • Amy D says:

    After reading so many AWESOME reviews for AALP and visiting their website, I cannot wait to start this program!! Winning this Pre-Reading package would be GREAT as I have just started homeschooling my pre-k son this year.

  • JojoMa says:

    This program looks amazing!!!

  • Hancock Team says:

    This would be really nice to win!

  • Michael Winrey says:

    Looks amazing!

  • Lisa says:

    I can only imagine how great this is based on the excellence of the spelling curriculum and the wonderful reviews!

  • Katie says:

    This would be great for my kiddos to learn reading. Thanks so much for the chance to win it!

  • We love AAS & would love to try AAR w/the newest girl!

  • Kim says:

    I would love to win this. I have been working on homeschooling my oldest daughter, but it’s difficult without guidance. 🙂 This would be awesome for us!

  • Jac says:

    This is such an amazing package, all the reviews are phenomenal and my daughter would LOVE the rhyming book!

  • Brie says:

    AAR looks like an excellent program. My child is in preschool, but I believe learning at home should be integral part of our lives, too.

  • Sandra Leahy says:

    Awesome! I would live to win this!

  • Stephanie says:

    My kids would love this!

  • Anonymous says:

    I have wanted this for a long time. I would love to win!

  • This would be perfect for my little guy!!!

  • Anne says:

    I’ve been going back and forth on getting this program for months!

  • Meghan says:

    Looks like such a fun program!

  • Arlene says:

    I have totally been eyeing this program and doing research! Would LOVE to have it for my little guy 🙂

  • Tony & Nick says:

    Looks like a wonderful program! Would love to add this to our day!

  • Meagan says:

    I would really love to try this program! Thanks:)

  • Shannon F says:

    Would love to try this program with my 2 boys!

  • Katie Davis says:

    Thanks for this generous giveaway! I’ve been doing a lot of research about “All About Reading” and it looks like a great all-in-one program. Thanks again!

  • Becky says:

    I’m homeschooling my 3 year old this year and this program looks perfect for him!

  • Sara says:

    We love All About Learning! My oldest has used the spelling for 2 years and I hope to use the reading with my younger kids.

  • Megan says:

    You had me at Ziggy the Zebra puppet!

  • Just starting to do a home preschool program with my son. I feel so lost! Having a program like this would really help me out!

  • Fantastic fun! I’ve been homeschooling for years and now, my kids are all in public school and I’m going to open up a preschool… the first in this area!!! This would be great to have!

  • Amanda says:

    Would love to win and use this with my little girl!

  • elizabeth h says:

    Thanks for the giveaway!! This program looks great! Would love to use it with my kids!

  • Becky says:

    We actually have level 1 of AAR and I so want this one for my youngest. And honestly I want Ziggy to do with them now. :). Thanks for the Vance. I just wish my computer was still on this raffle copter is a bit harder on my phone. 🙂

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