This month's issue of the Alphabet Kids Magazine is dedicated to LOVE- from loving yourself to teaching children to see the best in others to helping kids love being in school.

The greatest love of all- it's easy, and healthy, to achieve.
Meet the newest members of the Alphabet Kids Team!
Saryna Ritter, Miss Illinois International is promoting multicultural tolerance and understanding.
Free downloadable crafts. Personalized Valentines & Loving Coloring Page. 
Ideas on how to keep your kids excited about school and avoid the mid-year slump.
Alphabet Kids tape a cooking show at the Kenmore Live Studio.



Meet the Newest Members of the Alphabet Kids Team 
by Allegra Joyce Kassin 
Creator of the Alphabet Kids
Julie Mormando, Alphabet Kids Ambassador 
Julie was born and raised in New York City and has a BA from Fordham University in Sociology and Psychology. She was a Program Manager at Justice Works Community. As a confirmed New Yorker, Julie believes that the melting pot of multicultural experiences have broadened, enriched, and challenged her.


Alice Fitzsimons, Alphabet Kids Ambassador
With a background in marketing communications, Alice entered the field of education in 2009 after earning a Masters in Elementary Education from DePaul University.
Alice currently enjoys teaching at Nettelhorst School in Chicago within Tuition-Based Pre-K.  As an educator, Alice is committed to curriculum that promotes cultural awareness and tolerance, and embraces Alphabet Kids philosophy.



Mpande Simelane, Program & Marketing Associate

Born in South Africa, Mpande attended United Nations International School, Blair Academy, and Tshwane University of Technology in South Africa. His work experience ranges from IT to Entertainment. He owned a recording studio and an independent record label. Always up for a challenge, Mpande believes there's always a solution, loves learning new things, and finding creative ways to approach every problem.



Let's Hear From...

Miss Illinois International 2012 Saryna Ritter 

We are proud to announce that Miss Illinois International 2012 has chosen The Alphabet Kids as her official platform encouraging multicultural understanding and tolerance during her reign.    

Here are some interesting facts about Saryna Ritter:

  1. Began competing in pageants at age 15
  2. Studied Tap, Ballet, Jazz for 14 years
  3. Loves music and plays the flute, piano, clarinet, and violin
  4. Personal Interests include teaching swimming and cooking
  5. Committed to community service, mentors at Big Brother Big Sister, and dedicates time to Go Red for Women
  6. Describes herself as effervescent and compassionate

Many Faces-Many Places Tour


We were invited to appear at Kenmore Live! Studios in Chicago for a Kids and Parents Cooking Show with host Beena David. Watch the show and get healthy kid-friendly recipes: Challah French Toast, Hummus with Pita Chips, and Quesadillas


Alphabet Kids Curriculum is Available!  

Attention all teachers, home schoolers, parents and PTAs who love to go that extra step.  The Alphabet Kids curriculum is available and is a holistic approach to teaching multicultural awareness, and tolerance.  Each of the Alphabet Kids' books has corresponding lessons for language arts, reading, math, social studies, science and more.  The Alphabet Kids team would love to visit your school to conduct teacher workshops or in-services to demonstrate how to include our ready-to-use lessons in everyday plans. Contact Sam Glyn Nava, Director of Educational Resources at

Alphabet Kids Can Visit YOUR Community  

Find Out About Our New Anti-Bullying Program! 

Alphabet Kids love visiting different communities around the country!  If you would like to invite Alphabet Kids to your area, just email us at and we will come to your child's school or community center to do author readings and signing, educational activities, and more!  


Become an Alphabet Kids Ambassador and help us choose where we go in your area! It's fun and a great opportunity for kids to get more involved in reading!



Super Sam & Mighty Mickie