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What Your Preschooler Needs to Know : Read-Alouds to Get Ready for Kindergarten (Paperback) (E. D.
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Give your child a smart start withWhat Your Preschooler Needs to KnowDesigned 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 full-color 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
The creators of the Core Knowledge Series for elementary school students turn their attention to the needs of preschoolers to describe the essential building blocks of knowledge they require to provide a firm foundation for their future educational career, in a read-aloud anthology that covers everything from science and history to songs, stories, and more. Original. 60,000 first printing.
Number of Pages: 209
Sub-Genre: Preschool + Kindergarten
Series Title: Core Knowledge Series
Publisher: Random House Inc
Author: E. D. Hirsch & Linda Bevilacqua
Street Date: March 25, 2008
Item Number (DPCI): 248-25-8445
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Great book!! I recommend all of Hirsch's books!!
5 out of 5 stars
rebkrishad — 1 year ago
This is the first of 7 books Hirsch has put together and I love them!! They are well rounded and accurate, a must read for all students pre-K to 6th grade and for the older generation check out his book "cultural literacy"