What Your Preschooler Needs to Know

Author: Core Knowledge Foundation
Publisher: Delta
ISBN: 9780307493064
Release Date: 2008-12-10
Genre: Education

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 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 From the Trade Paperback edition.

What Your Kindergartner Needs to Know

Author: E. D. Hirsch
Publisher: Bantam
ISBN: 9780345543738
Release Date: 2013-07-16
Genre: Education

Updated with new material, this must-have guide, established by the Core Knowledge Foundation, outlines the elements a parent or educator should look for in a good kindergarten program and introduces activities that can help children take their first steps in learning to read and write. Original.

What Your First Grader Needs to Know Revised and Updated

Author: E.D. Hirsch, Jr.
Publisher: Bantam
ISBN: 9780553392395
Release Date: 2014-08-26
Genre: Education

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

Author: E.D. Hirsch, Jr.
Publisher: Delta
ISBN: 9780307567215
Release Date: 2009-10-14
Genre: Education

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

Author: Deborah J Stewart
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781440565243
Release Date: 2013-07-18
Genre: Family & Relationships

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.

What Your Fifth Grader Needs to Know

Author: E.D. Hirsch, Jr.
Publisher: Delta
ISBN: 9780804180405
Release Date: 2013-11-13
Genre: Education

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 Sixth Grader Needs to Know

Author: E.D. Hirsch, Jr.
Publisher: Delta
ISBN: 9780804180412
Release Date: 2013-11-13
Genre: Education

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.

The Educated Child

Author: Chester E. Finn, Jr.
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9780743200912
Release Date: 1999-12-24
Genre: Education

If you care about the education of a child, you need this book. Comprehensive and easy to use, it will inform, empower, and encourage you. Just as William J. Bennett's The Book of Virtues has helped millions of Americans teach young people about character, The Educated Child delivers what you need to take control. With coauthors Chester E. Finn, Jr., and John T. E. Cribb, Jr., former Secretary of Education Bennett provides the indispensable guide. Championing a clear "back-to-basics" curriculum that will resonate with parents and teachers tired of fads and jargon, The Educated Child supplies an educational road map from earliest childhood to the threshold of high school. It gives parents hundreds of practical suggestions for helping each child succeed while showing what to look for in a good school and what to watch out for in a weak one. The Educated Child places you squarely at the center of your young one's academic career and takes a no-nonsense view of your responsibilities. It empowers you as mothers and fathers, enabling you to reclaim what has been appropriated by "experts" and the education establishment. It out-lines questions you will want to ask, then explains the answers -- or non-answers -- you will be given. No longer will you feel powerless before the education "system." The tools and advice in this guide put the power where it belongs -- in the hands of those who know and love their children best. Using excerpts from E. D. Hirsch's Core Knowledge Sequence, The Educated Child sets forth a state-of-the art curriculum from kindergarten through eighth grade that you can use to monitor what is and isn't being taught in your school. It outlines how you can help teachers ensure that your child masters the most important skills and knowledge. It takes on today's education controversies from phonics to school choice, from outcomes-based education to teaching values, from the education of gifted children to the needs of the disabled. Because much of a youngster's education takes place outside the school, The Educated Child also distills the essential information you need to prepare children for kindergarten and explains to the parents of older students how to deal with such challenges as television, drugs, and sex. If you seek high standards and solid, time-tested content for the child you care so much about, if you want the unvarnished truth about what parents and schools must do, The Educated Child is the one book you need on your shelf.

Thinking Kids Math Grade K

Author: Brighter Child
Publisher: Carson-Dellosa Publishing
ISBN: 9781483812588
Release Date: 2014-05-01
Genre: Education

Thinking Kids'(R) Math is a fun and hands-on approach to learning math! Increase your kindergarteners critical thinking and problem solving skills with the colorful, interactive activities. Each activity supports early learning standards and uses a variety of manipulatives to encourage your child to connect with the math skills he or she is learning. In Thinking Kids(R) Math, your child will learn about counting, sequencing, ordinal numbers, graphing, time, and money. Thinking KidsÕ(R) Math is a series of hands-on, manipulative math activities aligned to the Common Core State Standards. Each 192-page book consists of different types of grade-appropriate hands-on activities. This series was built on the idea that children learn math concepts best through hands-on experiences. These activities will provide hours of fun while encouraging Common Core Standards through active learning.

Great Source Summer Smarts

Author: Jeanne Crane Castafero
Publisher: Great Source Education Group Incorporated
ISBN: 0669469432
Release Date: 1999-01-01
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

The Summer Smarts series provides a substantive and fun bridge that covers all appropriate subjects between grades during the summer, when a child most needs a refresher. Children anticipate going back to school and facing the unknown expectations of a more difficult grade, and these activity books are designed to offer them the opportunity to increase their learning self-confidence. Summer Smarts is the only series to include a unique integration of material, combining elementary school subjects such as phonics, spelling, math, and geography into one friendly workbook.