What Your Preschooler Needs to Know

Get Ready for Kindergarten

Author: Core Knowledge Foundation

Publisher: Delta

ISBN: 9780307493064

Category: Education

Page: 224

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Give your child a smart start with What Your Preschooler Needs to Know Designed for parents to enjoy with children, filled with opportunities for reading aloud and fostering curiosity, this beautifully illustrated anthology offers preschoolers the fundamentals they need to prepare for a happy, productive time in school—and for the rest of their lives. Hundreds of thousands of children have benefited from the acclaimed Core Knowledge Series, developed in consultation with parents, educators, and the most distinguished developmental psychologists. In addition to valuable advice for parents, such as what it means for a child to be ready for kindergarten, special sidebars throughout the book help parents make reading aloud fun and interactive, suggesting questions to ask, connections to make, and games to play to enrich their preschooler’s learning experience. Inside you will discover • Favorite poems and rhymes—all beautifully illustrated, to be read and recited together, from Robert Louis Stevenson’s “At the Seaside” to limericks by Edward Lear and tongue twisters by Jack Prelutsky, plus fun “clap along!” and “fingerplay” verses that parents and children can act out together • Beloved stories and fables—stories such as “The Three Little Pigs” and the African folktale “Why Flies Buzz” will open whole new worlds of learning and discovery • Visual arts—beautiful reproductions of classic works that foster early appreciation of art history while igniting discussions about shapes, colors, and different styles and media • Music—dozens of songs to sing and dance to, including such “move around” songs as “Head and Shoulders, Knees and Toes” and “The Wheels on the Bus” • History—a delightful introduction to American history, from the first Thanksgiving to Martin Luther King, Jr., with activities and stories parents and children can enjoy together • Science—from exploring the wonder of animals to the physical properties of light, air, and water—fun activities that will let children observe, experience, and enjoy the natural world

What Your Kindergartner Needs to Know (Revised and updated)

Preparing Your Child for a Lifetime of Learning

Author: E.D. Hirsch, Jr.

Publisher: Bantam

ISBN: 0345543742

Category: Education

Page: 320

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With its comprehensive curriculum providing a sound basis in the fundamentals of math, art, history, language arts, science, and technology, the phenomenally successful Core Knowledge series has become an esteemed tool for parents and teachers striving to better educate today's children. And since it is agreed that the first years of schooling are crucial to a child's lifetime educational achievements, it is no wonder that parents and teachers alike have been asking for a volume for kindergartners. This primer for those just beginning their school careers was devised with the contributions of over 2,000 parents, educators and students, distilled into a user-friendly volume specifically designed for parents to use with their children. Eighty pages of four-color illustrations enliven the new, bold design of this latest title in a series adopted by hundreds of schools nationwide and appreciated by thousands of adults looking to instill in children a lifetime love of learning.

What Your First Grader Needs to Know (Revised and Updated)

Fundamentals of a Good First-Grade Education

Author: E.D. Hirsch, Jr.

Publisher: Bantam

ISBN: 0553392395

Category: Education

Page: 512

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Give your child a smart start with the revised and updated What Your First Grader Needs to Know What will your child be expected to learn in the first grade? How can you help him or her at home? How can teachers foster active, successful learning in the classroom? This book answers these all-important questions and more, offering the specific shared knowledge that hundreds of parents and teachers across the nation have agreed upon for American first graders. Featuring a new Introduction, filled with opportunities for reading aloud and fostering discussion, this first-grade volume of the acclaimed Core Knowledge Series presents the sort of knowledge and skills that should be at the core of a challenging first-grade education. Inside you’ll discover • Favorite poems—old and new, such as “The Owl and the Pussycat,” “Wynken, Blynken, and Nod,” and “Thirty Days Hath September” • Beloved stories—from many times and lands, including a selection of Aesop’s fables, “Hansel and Gretel,” “All Stories Are Anansi’s,” “The Tale of Peter Rabbit,” and more • Familiar sayings and phrases—such as “Do unto others as you would have them do unto you” and “Practice makes perfect” • World and American history and geography—take a trip down the Nile with King Tut and learn about the early days of our country, including the story of Jamestown, the Pilgrims, and the American Revolution • Visual arts—fun activities plus full-color reproductions of masterworks by Leonardo da Vinci, Vincent van Gogh, Paul Cézanne, Georgia O’Keeffe, and others • Music—engaging introductions to great composers and music, including classical music, opera, and jazz, as well as a selection of favorite children’s songs • Math—a variety of activities to help your child learn to count, add and subtract, solve problems, recognize geometrical shapes and patterns, and learn about telling time • Science—interesting discussions of living things and their habitats, the human body, the states of matter, electricity, our solar system, and what’s inside the earth, plus stories of famous scientists such as Thomas Edison and Louis Pasteur From the Trade Paperback edition.

Books to Build On

A Grade-By-Grade Resource Guide for Parents and Teachers

Author: E.D. Hirsch, Jr.

Publisher: Delta

ISBN: 0307567214

Category: Education

Page: 384

View: 4664

A companion volume to the highly successful series of textbooks for grades one through six, Books to Build On lists books and other print resources--organized by topic--related to the material covered in the textbooks, designed to encourage further study.

Ready for Kindergarten!

From Recognizing Colors to Making Friends, Your Essential Guide to Kindergarten Prep

Author: Deborah J Stewart

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1440565244

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 224

View: 2455

Give your child a running start into kindergarten! "Deborah helps parents see how simple, experiential, even play-based activities that are easily woven into a child's and parent's day can help make a difference." - Rae Pica, cofounder of BAM Radio Network: The Education Station and author of A Running Start: How Play, Physical Activity, and Free Time Create a Successful Child It's time to prepare your child for kindergarten success! An essential guide to the upcoming school year, Ready for Kindergarten! provides you ways to help your son or daughter start off on the right foot. Filled with hundreds of fun activities to practice throughout the day, this book helps you gain valuable insight into your child's capabilities as well as foster the behaviors and skills she needs to have before the big day. From reciting his home address and communicating his feelings to learning how to display good sportsmanship, each activity will boost your child's confidence and set him up for a happy and successful kindergarten experience. With Ready for Kindergarten!, you will not only prepare your child for school, but you will also be able to confidently choose an education path that fits his or her needs.

Testing for Kindergarten

Simple Strategies to Help Your Child Ace the Tests for: Public School Placement, Private School Admissions, Gifted Program Qualification

Author: Karen Quinn

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781416596769

Category: Education

Page: 272

View: 3282

Karen Quinn has successfully taught hundreds of parents how to prepare their children for testing, and Testing For Kindergarten is her ultimate, comprehensive guide to having fun while teaching to the underlying abilities every test assesses. Whether your child is going to a private kindergarten or a public school, he or she will most likely be tested—and placed in classrooms according to those results. But information about intelligence tests is closely guarded, and it can be difficult to understand what your kids need to know. As an expert who has successfully taught hundreds of parents how to work with their own children, Karen Quinn has written the ultimate guide to preparing your child for kindergarten testing. The activities she suggests are not about “teaching to the test.” They are about having fun while teaching to the underlying abilities every test assesses. From the “right” way to have a conversation to natural ways to bring out your child’s inner math geek, Quinn shares the techniques that every parent can do with their kids to give them the best chance to succeed in school and beyond. It’s just good parenting—and better test scores are icing on the cake.

What Your Sixth Grader Needs to Know

Fundamentals of a Good Sixth-Grade Education, Revised Edition

Author: E.D. Hirsch, Jr.

Publisher: Delta

ISBN: 0804180415

Category: Education

Page: 416

View: 7379

Grade by grade, these groundbreaking and successful books provide a solid foundation in the fundamentals of a good education for first to sixth graders. B & W photographs, linecuts, and maps throughout; two-color printing.

What Your Year 1 Child Needs to Know

Preparing Your Child for a Lifetime of Learning

Author: Eric Donald Hirsch,John Holdren,Annaleise Briggs,Robert Whelan

Publisher: Basic Civitas Books

ISBN: 9781906837235

Category: Early childhood education

Page: 320

View: 9704

Designed for use by parents & teachers, this volume provides Year 1 children with the fundamentals they need to prepare them for a lifetime of learning. It sets out the elements a parent or educator should look for in a Year 1 curriculum & introduces activities that can help a child to take the first steps in learning to read & write.

What Your Second Grader Needs to Know

Fundamentals of a Good Second-Grade Education

Author: Eric Donald Hirsch

Publisher: Bantam Dell Publishing Group

ISBN: 0553392409

Category: Education

Page: 491

View: 2832

"A revised and updated version of What your [second] grader needs to know, fundamentals of a good second-grade education, with readings and activities in literature, mathematics, history, science, and the arts"--

What Your Third Grader Needs to Know (Revised Edition)

Fundamentals of a Good Third-Grade Education

Author: E. D. Hirsch, Jr.

Publisher: Delta

ISBN: 9780385336260

Category: Education

Page: 400

View: 466

Presents the opinions of educators on what every third-grade child should know, offering information on such subjects as history, fine arts, geography, math, science, and technology.

The World Factbook

Author: Central Intelligence Agency

Publisher: Masterlab

ISBN: 8379912136

Category: Reference

Page: 3100

View: 5413

The World Factbook provides information on the history, people, government, economy, geography, communications, transportation, military, and transnational issues for 267 world entities. The World Factbook is prepared by the Central Intelligence Agency. Comprehensive guide full of facts, maps, flags, and detailed information. A must for travellers, businessmen, politicians, and all who wants to know more about our fascinating world. -- We share these facts with the people of all nations in the belief that knowledge of the truth underpins the functioning of free societies (From official webpage). Tags: world, guide, facts, almanach

What Your Year 5 Child Needs to Know

Preparing Your Child for a Lifetime of Learning

Author: Eric Donald Hirsch,Robert Whelan,Tanya Lubicz-Nawrocka

Publisher: Basic Civitas Books

ISBN: 9781906837273

Category: Early childhood education

Page: 350

View: 6161

Designed for parents, teachers and home educators to use with children, this fifth volume in the Core Knowledge UK series presents the specific and shared knowledge that should be at the core of a challenging Year 5 education

Positive Discipline for Preschoolers

For Their Early Years--raising Children who are Responsible, Respectful, and Resourceful

Author: Jane Nelsen,Cheryl Erwin,Roslyn Duffy,Roslyn Ann Duffy

Publisher: Harmony

ISBN: 0307341607

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 356

View: 7541

An updated child-care manual designed for parents of preschool-age children tells how to prevent misbehavior through non-punitive discipline and how to reinforce useful social skills and positive behavior, while dealing with the challenges of young children as they learn and grow. Original. 15,000 first printing.

Fahrenheit 451

A Novel

Author: Ray Bradbury

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1451673310

Category: Fiction

Page: 159

View: 3336

A totalitarian regime has ordered all books to be destroyed, but one of the book burners, Guy Montag, suddenly realizes their merit.

Tools of the Mind

The Vygotskian Approach to Early Childhood Education

Author: Elena Bodrova,Deborah Leong

Publisher: Prentice Hall

ISBN: 9780130278043

Category: Education

Page: 235

View: 7182

As the only text of its kind, this book provides in-depth information about Vygotsky's theories, neo-Vygotskians' findings, and concrete explanations and strategies that instruct teachers how to influence student learning and development. Key changes to this edition include a new chapter on dynamic assessment, separate and expanded chapters on developmental accomplishments of infants and toddlers, preschool/kindergarten, and primary grades and on supporting those accomplishments, and elaborations of Vygotsky's ideas from neo-Vygotskians from Russia. FEATURES: Written for the beginning student, the book provides a clear discussion of Vygotskian principles including...a historical overview and a complete chapter on the "Zone of Proximal Development," (ZPD). Each section of the book builds on the other...framework, strategies, and applications of the Vygotskian approach. The work of Vygotsky is compared in a fair and balanced way with the work of Piaget. Examples and activities have been class-tested in a variety of classroom environments including a Head Start program, private preschool, and in the Denver Public Schools.

How Children Learn

Author: John Holt

Publisher: Da Capo Press

ISBN: 0786746904

Category: Education

Page: 320

View: 2036

This enduring classic of educational thought offers teachers and parents deep, original insight into the nature of early learning. John Holt was the first to make clear that, for small children, “learning is as natural as breathing.” In this delightful yet profound book, he looks at how we learn to talk, to read, to count, and to reason, and how we can nurture and encourage these natural abilities in our children.”

The Complete Book of the Alphabet, Grades PK - 1

Author: N.A

Publisher: Carson-Dellosa Publishing

ISBN: 1483832910

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 416

View: 4999

The Complete Book of The Alphabet for prekindergarten to grade 1 helps children build a solid foundation in recognizing the letters and sounds of the alphabet. This book provides focused instruction in printing letters and words, and it features songs, rhymes, and activities to help children remember what they’ve learned. Provide the resources your child needs to master foundational skills. The Complete Book of the Alphabet features activities that support skill mastery in letter recognition, letter sounds, consonants, and vowels. Featuring kid-friendly activities, this book encourages learning and helps children hone the skills needed for success. The Complete Book series offers an engaging way for children to acquire knowledge and strengthen essential skills. This series features activities that encourage independent learning and support skill mastery in Spanish, handwriting, maps, geography, the alphabet, numbers, counting, time, money, and arts and crafts. Each subject-specific, comprehensive workbook offers focused instruction and fun activities. The books in this series feature full-color photographs and illustrations that hold attention while children learn important concepts. With The Complete Book series, students have the support they need for school success!

The Everything Parent's Guide to Special Education

A Complete Step-by-Step Guide to Advocating for Your Child with Special Needs

Author: Amanda Morin

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1440569673

Category: Education

Page: 304

View: 4787

Offers parents of special needs children information on how best to advocate for their child.