Sponsor Spotlight :: Alphabet Glue

September 21, 2012

Today we bring you a fun post about Rhythm of the Home sponsor Alphabet Glue! Alphabet Glue is a downloadable e-magazine for families who love books.  Filled with activities, printables, projects, and plenty of inspiration, Alphabet Glue was created in hopes of helping more families to incorporate creativity, imagination and all things literary into their everyday routines. Each issue contains leveled book recommendations organized by theme, bookmaking tutorials, storybuilding activities, and hands-on projects that complement favorite titles in children’s literature. From stories to science experiments, Alphabet Glue has a little something for everyone.

The magazine is published six times per year, and is a one-woman production, being written, photographed and self-published by Annie Riechmann. Annie is an educator, mama to two little ones and has a deep affection for striped socks, unfinished projects and big bunches of kale. Annie blogs about everything from dangerous laundry piles and picking too many blueberries to science experiments and kid’s literature on her blog, Bird and Little Bird. She also happens to be an associate editor here at Rhythm of the Home.

Alphabet Glue makes an excellent companion to a homeschooling curriculum, or a fantastic guide for families looking to weave more creativity into their afterschool and weekend times.  Today we are sharing photos that families have taken of Alphabet Glue projects and activities as they have come to life in their own homes.  You’ll find pictures of some favorite bits of Glue, as well as links to posts by some of our favorite bloggers where you can learn more about how their families are using Alphabet Glue to encourage family-wide creativity and collaboration. Continue on down the page to see some great photos of Alphabet Glue in action and for a chance to win a set of all eight volumes of Alphabet Glue! What a great way to start the weekend!

Book braceletFelt Bracelet Books, from Volume One (photo shared by Ginny)

Hidden Binding Accordion Books, from Volume Two (photo shared by Amanda)

Watercolor Artist’s Books, from Volume Five (photo shared by Mariah)

science funAlka-Seltzer Rockets, from The Summer Science Special photo shared by Ginny)

story lanternsStory Lanterns, from Volume Two (photo shared by Sara)

Paper Story Character Houses, from Volume One (photo shared by Cheryl)

Draw-Your-Own Comics, from Volume Eight (photo shared by Amanda)

Simple Seedsaving for Kids, from Volume Eight (photo shared by Sara)

To enter to win a complete set of Alphabet Glue (that’s eight regular issues and The Science Special) use the widget below. We will choose a winner next Friday, September 28th, 2012.  Rhythm of the Home readers can also get 15% off issues of Alphabet Glue between now and September 30th by entering “ROTH” at checkout.

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GIVEAWAY: Want the chance to win a brand new Apple iPad? The Rhythm of the Home blog is one of the five hand-picked blogs hosting the details of The Golden Ticket Giveaway from the new Ultimate Guide to Charlie and the Chocolate Factory enhanced ebook for kids. The details of this Rafflecopter giveaway can be found here and we encourage everyone to enter to win before September 23rd!


Rhythm of the Home is an online magazine for families that focuses on creating with children, nature explorations, seasonal celebrations, conscious parenting, and mindfulness in all that we do.   To learn more about us, please visit us on Facebook,Pinterest, and Twitter.

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Nadine September 21, 2012 at 5:35 am

I love the last photo from Sara with the seed packets – makes me want to go out into the garden and grab some seeds at this very moment! :)

Hilary September 21, 2012 at 5:55 am

This would be a lovely addition to our family craft time library. Thanks for the chance.

Elizabeth September 21, 2012 at 6:13 am

An amazing giveaway. Thanks for the chance.

brooke September 21, 2012 at 6:13 am

would love this!

Liz September 21, 2012 at 6:46 am

I have loved Alphabet Glue for a long time, but was just never sure if it was too early to start with my youngish kids. These pictures make me appreciate that we are totally ready for this! Would love to win it :-)

Miet September 21, 2012 at 6:57 am

Looks like a wonderful resource!

rebecca September 21, 2012 at 7:00 am

Love the felt book bracelet – looking forward to seeing more. Hoping there’s activities for 11 year olds!

momx2 September 21, 2012 at 7:04 am

I do believe my children would start a bookbinding business with this information! They love making books.

Brie September 21, 2012 at 7:10 am

I would love to win! What wonderful ideas! My daughter is just starting to LOVE writing!

Sheetal September 21, 2012 at 7:13 am

Love the ideas. Hope to put my hands on this wonderful resource.
Thanks for sharing.

natali September 21, 2012 at 7:43 am

Love the ideas, would be great to use with my toddler! He always loves making things!

Sara September 21, 2012 at 7:47 am

I love these ideas, and my kids will too. Thanks so much for sharing!

Veronica Rinker September 21, 2012 at 7:49 am

Love the ideas!!

Jessica Parrish September 21, 2012 at 7:54 am

Would love this! We just began our adventure into homeschooling this year!

Gina DeRosa September 21, 2012 at 9:00 am

Beautiful and inspiring! Love this!!

Cerys @ Rainy Day Mum September 21, 2012 at 10:17 am

What an amaing giveaway. I love the pictures you have shown and would love to add it to our inspirations for craft time and book time

Elena September 21, 2012 at 10:26 am

I am so excited about this giveaway and how much fun my 4 yr old and I would have doing these projects!

Lori B September 21, 2012 at 10:28 am

I’ve been eyeing these magazines for my youngest for ages :)

Gill September 21, 2012 at 10:44 am

Fantastic giveaway!
Count me in please!

Shannon September 21, 2012 at 10:45 am

This is such a beautiful offer–think of all the creativity, just waiting to spill out! Thank you.

Rosemarie September 21, 2012 at 11:29 am

What great shots of all the activiites. Very inspiring.

Jane Higgins September 21, 2012 at 12:21 pm

I’d love to get to work with my boys on some of the book making ideas.

Laura September 21, 2012 at 12:47 pm

Have just begun homeschooling, and would love love love some Alphabet Glue!

Tricia September 21, 2012 at 3:15 pm

Yay! I’ve been reading about Alphabet Glue on Ginny’s blog, but haven’t invested yet. I’d love to win!

Cathy September 21, 2012 at 3:54 pm

I love the bits and pieces I’ve seen from Alphabet Glue; would love to have it to share with my class of preschoolers.

Roxana September 21, 2012 at 8:18 pm

Wow! These all seem like lovely ideas. My girls would love to try each of them.

Wendy September 21, 2012 at 9:17 pm

So many good ideas!

Jennifer September 21, 2012 at 9:55 pm

Alphabet Glue is such a great magazine!

Julia C K September 22, 2012 at 5:06 am

I keep meaning to check out Alphabet Glue. It looks great!

Patricia September 22, 2012 at 6:30 am

I’m amazed at the range of activities you have in GLUE – would really love to have the set to work with my granddaughter. Since you have a range of age-related activities, these volumes will grow with her.

Amanda K. September 22, 2012 at 7:47 am

Love this idea! I am not a creative visionary, so I am SUPER DUPER grateful for those of you who are that can help Mama’s like me! Thanks! :-)

Makenna September 22, 2012 at 12:31 pm

Me! I would love to win.

amy delaterre September 22, 2012 at 1:20 pm

What a great magazine, would love to win the set for my homeschooled little boys! THanks for the chance!

Tammi September 22, 2012 at 3:35 pm

Would love to win this for my homeschool.

Jennifer September 22, 2012 at 6:30 pm

Looks great – would love to win this for my 4 children!

Isabel Wende September 22, 2012 at 10:29 pm

I’d love to win for my homeschooled children. Thank you!

Eva September 22, 2012 at 11:39 pm

What an enrichment to our homeschooling this would be! Thank you for the giveaway.

deanna c. September 23, 2012 at 7:20 am

This all looks amazing and what a great way to get kids more excited about learning and reading! I would love to win this!

Casey September 23, 2012 at 7:53 pm

This would be perfect for our homeschooling!

gina September 23, 2012 at 9:22 pm

love! perfect for a homeschooling newbie.

Judith September 24, 2012 at 3:13 am

What a great idea! I’d love to try Alphabet Glue.

Helen September 24, 2012 at 7:30 am

This looks wonderful. I really love the draw your own comics for my 5 yr old storyteller.

Lela September 24, 2012 at 9:46 am

Love these ideas!

Katie September 24, 2012 at 10:23 am

Would love to win!

Heather September 25, 2012 at 8:51 am

Wow! This looks like it would be a great addition to our craft time! Thanks for the giveaway!

MzTallulah September 25, 2012 at 9:41 am

I love Annie’s blog, and look forward to having a child old enough for Alphabet Glue!

Bethany September 26, 2012 at 1:31 pm

My kids would love this! Thanks for the chance!

Karen September 26, 2012 at 3:26 pm

I love Alphabet Glue!

Melissa September 27, 2012 at 2:00 pm

So excited about the opportunity – Alphabet Glue looks wonderful!

apothefaery September 27, 2012 at 9:24 pm

My family has wanted to play through Alphabet Glue for some time now, thanks for the chance to win!

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