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What Your Preschooler Needs to Know

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Read-Alouds to Get Ready for Kindergarten

Designed for active sharing and discussion with preschoolers, this beautifully illustrated read-aloud anthology includes favorite poems and rhymes, beloved stories and fables, familiar songs, and informational text on history and science presented on an appropriate level for preschoolers. While the book may be used independently, it is especially effective when used with the accompanying Core Knowledge Activity Book 1 for Ages 3-4 and Activity Book 2 for Ages 4-5.

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What Your Preschooler Needs to Know: Read-Alouds to Get Ready for Kindergarten is filled with read-aloud texts that open up new worlds and begin to build a rich foundation of knowledge that will serve children well as they prepare to enter school. This beautifully illustrated read-aloud anthology includes favorite poems and rhymes, beloved stories and fables, familiar songs, and informational text on history and science presented on an appropriate level for preschoolers to enjoy and understand.

This read-aloud anthology is intended for active sharing and discussion with preschoolers. While the book may be used independently, it is especially effective when used with the accompanying Core Knowledge Activity Book 1 for Ages 3-4 and Activity Book 2 for Ages 4-5. The three books together offer a coordinated package of carefully sequenced readings and activities to prepare children for kindergarten.

What Your Preschooler Needs to Know helps parents understand what it means for a child to be ready for kindergarten. Special sidebars throughout the book help make reading aloud fun and interactive by suggesting questions to ask, connections to make, and games to play to enrich the preschooler’s learning experience.

Discover:

  • Favorite Poems and Rhymes—Read aloud and recite together, from Mother Goose rhymes 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—Read aloud from stories like “The Three Little Pigs” and the African folktale “Why Flies Buzz” to open whole new worlds of learning and discovery.
  • Visual Arts—Beautiful full-color reproductions help your child appreciate and talk about art great works of art while drawing attention to shapes, colors, and different styles and media.
  • Music—Dance along as you sing familiar songs, including “move around” songs like “Head and Shoulders, Knees and Toes” and “The Wheels on the Bus.”
  • History—Read-alouds offer an inspiring and delightful introduction to American history, from the first Thanksgiving to Martin Luther King, Jr.
  • Science—Engage children in observing and experiencing the natural world through activities and read-alouds that explore a variety of topics, from the wonder of animals to the properties of light, air, and water.

A Closer Look:

Table of Contents

How the Preschool Read-Aloud anthology and Activity Books teach nursery rhymes, poems, and songs

How the Preschool Anthology and Activity Books teach art

209 pages

Paperback

ISBN 978-0385341981

SKU: PP
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