Posts Tagged ‘preschool’

ABC See, Hear, Do: Learn to Read 55 Words teaches letter sounds and early reading skills. This exciting new method of teaching reading combines visual, auditory, and kinesthetic learning styles to help increase phonemic awareness. The combination of fun animal pictures with hand motions helps young children easily remember each letter sound. After learning only four letter sounds, your child will start blending words together. It is simple and effective. Best for ages 2-6.

A fun way to learn the sounds the letters make. Love the cover of this book. Recommended by me and my just turned three reviewer. Available on Amazon. Paperback, 44 pages.

http://www.stefaniehohl.com/

Stefanie Hohl, M.Ed. has been teaching children to read for years. Through her experience teaching preschool, homeschooling, and running storytime at a local bookstore, Stefanie has developed this simple Learn-to-Read picture book. She lives in Pittsburgh with her husband and five children. 

This book was provided by Stephanie Hohl to help facilitate the writing of an honest review. A positive review is not guaranteed, and all opinions are my own. No other compensation was received.

 

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Amazing Action Alphabet Flip ChartThe Amazing Action Alphabet is so successful because it takes the abstract alphabet-with its shapes, names, and sounds-and presents it to the learner in terms based on knowledge that most children already have and understand.

About the Amazing Action Alphabet

The Amazing Alphabet Flip Chart was reviewed by me with my 2 year old boy. It’s sized 6 x 9, spiral-bound, with card stock pages printed on both sides. From the See Hear Do Company, I love this approach. For each letter of the alphabet, there is an animal that creates the shape of the letter (see). There is also a story for that letter (hear) and an action activity to include with the story (do). Excellent resource for families.

Other products available in addition to this flip chart so I recommend visiting their web site.

The See Hear Do Company provided The Amazing Action Alphabet to help facilitate the writing of an honest review. A positive review is not guaranteed, and all opinions are my own. No other compensation was received.

 

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An independent publisher of books and resources for people who work with children with developmental disabilities or learning delays.

Early Literacy in Action

Lay flat format/ 608 pages.

Enhance young children’s language skills with this proven play-focused preschool curriculum, drawn from more than 20 years of field testing and outcomes! This highly adaptable, flexible program is a practical and significantly expanded follow-up to the bestselling Building a Language Focused Curriculum for the Preschool Classroom.

Building Language Throughout the Year

Spiral-bound / 456  pages

For children from low-resource backgrounds, a literacy-rich preschool experience with a skilled and engaged teacher can make all the difference—it can offset risk factors and lay the groundwork for lifelong academic success. Now schools can ensure effective early literacy instruction with this field-tested, research-based curriculum for children 3 to 5 years of age.

Both books start with case studies and analyses. This reading is somewhat interesting but the lesson plans are what I -and probably most people- are interested in. The lesson plans (“field-tested, research-based curriculum”) are for preschool students (ages 3-5). They are written for a preschool facility but the lessons can easily be used in a home school classroom. Lots of good activities and suggestions for the school year.(40/41 weeks) The lesson plans in the second book, Building Language Throughout the Year,  would be my preferred choice. The layout is more user friendly (single page layout) with room on the page for adding notes or even record keeping. Whether from a “low-resource background” (as this book was designed for) or not, I think the information in this book is helpful for ALL preschool age children.

Brookes Publishing Co. provided complimentary copies for review purposes. No other compensation was received. All opinions are my own.

 

 

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