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Button Making Ideas From ABM - ABC's and 123's Made Fun

Button Making Ideas From ABM - ABC's and 123's Made Fun

ABC's and 123's are essential core skills that are the foundational building blocks of any good education.  Finding ways to make learning these essentials entertaining can be a challenge but with the help of ABM's new downloadable sets, it just became much easier! As anyone who has ever worked with teaching letters can attest, word association with letters and sounds is vital to success.  ABM's ready to use alphabet set includes upper and lowercase images of the letters in bright colors accompanied by whimsical animals whose name matches the letter for easy association.   For even more fun, there's our ready...

Button Making Ideas from ABM - Using Buttons to Educate and Entertain

Button Making Ideas from ABM - Using Buttons to Educate and Entertain

Buttons are great for so many things and some of the best are when they're being used to not only entertain but to educate our young people!  Many of us are spending much more time at home and indoors these days and finding engaging entertainment that doesn't include a video screen can be a challenge.  If you're searching for ideas, Team ABM is coming to the rescue! All you need for an afternoon of f-u-n is a button making kit from ABM, a box of crayons or colored pencils and paper circles.  You can even make it super easy and order...

Mask Tags - Make a Statement, Stay Safe

Mask Tags - Make a Statement, Stay Safe

Masks have become a part of our daily lives and if you're like most who wear them daily, you are probably amassing quite a collection in the search for something that passes for cute.  Masks are the new "must have" accessory of 2020 and we're all looking for a way to make them as fun as possible and yes, dare we say, even a little bit fashionable. As advocates of safety, Team ABM does our part by wearing masks daily so it has become a mission of ours to find a way to help them express our personality and match our wardrobes with a bit...

Subway Social Club and ABM - Making Friends One Button At A Time

Subway Social Club and ABM - Making Friends One Button At A Time

There was a time, not so long ago, when people waved, smiled and often greeted each other as they passed but in our hurried society, that practice has sadly become a casualty of the times.  Now with the addition of most people wearing masks, you can't even see the quick flash of a smile anymore.  ABM has been fortunate enough to make a new friend in New York named Claire that is working hard to change things in of all places the NYC subway, one button, one conversation and one smile at a time.  We asked Claire to share her inspirational...

Photo Buttons Show the Smile Behind the Mask - Button Making Ideas From ABM

Photo Buttons Show the Smile Behind the Mask - Button Making Ideas From ABM

Wearing a mask is unfortunately unavoidable these days in most public settings.  One of the biggest obstacles to overcome is how we communicate with each other without being able to express ourselves through all important facial expressions.  It is just in my nature, as it is for many, to smile as I pass someone, even if it's a stranger.  That smile could change the tone of the day for someone you meet but if they can't see your face, how will they ever know you are trying to share that sensational smile?  Someone told me that one of the saddest...

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