Since children develop the critical language and early reading skills necessary to enter kindergarten between birth and age five, reading aloud is one of the most influential steps librarians, teachers, parents, and caregivers can take to foster preschoolers’ literacy skills. Early exposure to books heavily influences vocabulary knowledge, which in turn improves later reading skills and helps foster lifelong literacy. Highlighting more than 300 birth-kindergarten titles, Bailey offers A hand-picked selection of quality books adeptly chosen to help develop crucial literacy skills such as expressive and receptive language, expanded vocabularies, narrative skills, print awareness, the ability to understand written language, awareness of story structure, alphabetic knowledge, and phonological sensitivity Thorough annotation of each title, including a full bibliographic record, a short summary, and journal reviews Chapters organized by type of book, from primary skills books, wordless picture books, and rhyming books to toy and movable books A list of additional resources helpful for building a core collection Valuable for regular use by caregivers as well as for collection development, this book spotlights hundreds of titles that are engaging and fun for reader and preschooler alike.
Guided Journaling for Beginning Readers and Writers
Author: Trisha Callella
Publisher: Creative Teaching Press
Incorporate journal writing into your curriculum. This book by Kimberly Jordano gives you simple directions for making cross-curricular journals; ideas for managing journal writing time; and tips for conferencing, publishing, and keeping children motivated. A minilesson for each type of journal is included, along with reproducible journal covers and writing pages.
Encourage imagination with The Very Hungry Caterpillar felt crown from Mudpuppy! Each set includes one felt crown and 6-8 velcro center badges to customize the crown. The crown's decorations are inspired by the classic illustrations by Eric Carle. The crown itself has a durable velcro closure to make it adjustable for sharing! The set is packaged in a clear 6-1/4 x 5-3/4" (16 x 14.5 cm) canister embellished with spot lamination accents. Felt Crown Sets are great to have on hand for last-minute presents!
Colorful stencils use backgrounds inspired by Eric Carle's perennially popular picture book and the stencils show the caterpillar, butterfly, sun, moon and stars, and of course, the many things the caterpillar consumed!
Mudpuppy The Very Hungry Caterpillar Chunky Colored Pencils are perfect for very young artists: 10 primary sized, no-roll triangular pencils silver foil-stamped with the Mudpuppy and The World of Eric Carle logos. A chart on one side shows you the selection of colors, which coordinate with colors used in the classic book by Eric Carle.