What Your Preschooler Needs to Know is a beautifully illustrated read-aloud anthology. It offers your family what fellow parents, educators, and distinguished developmental psychologists consider the "core of knowledge" for preschoolers.
Presented in a read-aloud format to help your child get ready for Kindergarten, with sections for each subject, including:
History: This down-to-earth introduction to American history has dynamic illustrations, powerful stories, and a handful of simple projects you and your child can enjoy together.
Science:What Your Preschooler Needs to Know contains spot-on questions and stunning photos. These are designed to encourage your child to observe and experience the wonder of animals and the physical properties of light, air, and water.
Music: Children love songs, especially activity songs, so What Your Preschooler Needs to Know includes the classics you grew up with and some new ones to boot.
Favorite Poems and Rhymes: Rhymes are a critical pre-reading skill. What Your Preschooler Needs to Know includes delightfully illustrated poems, limericks, tongue twisters, and "fingerplay" verses that you and your child can perform together.
Visual Arts: Vibrant, full-color reproductions of all sorts of art will allow you to talk about shapes, colors, different styles, and art history.
Beloved Stories and Fables: Read-aloud stories might be your child's favorite section. But families differ in their tastes in literature, so be sure to pre-read the stories to make sure they are aligned with your family's values.
In addition, What Your Preschooler Needs to Know contains valuable sidebars throughout the book suggesting questions to ask and games to play to deepen your preschooler's learning experience. There's also an appendix for additional resources at the end of the book. What Your Preschooler Needs to Know contains many opportunities to promote curiosity and kindle a love of learning in your child.
Reading 3 selections a week will have you completing this text in a year. For variety, though, we suggest one to two poems; one song or history selection; and one story, science, or art selection each week.
Enrich your preschooler's learning experience with...
Questions to ask
Connections to make
Games to play
Publisher's Information Editors: E.D. Hirsch Jr & Linda Bevilacqua Number of Pages: 224 Format: Softcover Publisher: Random House Publishing Group Edition/Copyright: 2008 Printed In: China ISBN: 9780385341981 Consumable: No Reproducible: No Faith-Based: No