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  • Item #: 029378
    ISBN: 9780742401402
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    This curriculum guide for young children is crammed with a multitude of fun, educational activities to teach them about many different subjects while they learn their alphabet. The book is organized by the alphabet, with activities and reproducibles accompanying each letter. For example, the book begins with "A," which is introduced by a large capital "A," which children are invited to cover with "Aa's" they find in magazines or newspapers. The next page offers a couple of lines for them to practice printing upper and lowercase "A's" along with coloring pictures of related objects. Then it's on to the pages of activities. First there is a language arts page, which holds suggestions for such things as vocabulary words, fingerplays, recommended books, learning directions, and comparing. Then comes the math page, which introduces activities like sorting animal crackers, making patterns, and mathematical concepts like more and less. Next is social studies, which for "A" is themed around Agriculture and Farming. Children may create a farm scene, learn about farm animals, make butter and farm animal crackers, make a farm print, and learn about vegetables. On the science page, children will learn about air by finding ways to "see" it, like making simple sailboats and pinwheels, and experimenting with air. For two all-time favorite subjects of young children, art and music, there are also activities supplied. Children will enjoy making alphabet block prints, making personalized art display holders, painting aquariums

    and learning about mixing colors while creating abstract paintings, and singing "A" songs while getting acquainted with a couple of instruments. The last topic covered in each letter is gross motor/games. This page offers some games and activities to put children's energy to good use. They'll play the Alert and Auto Dodge games, learn aerobics, act like the animals, and practice being acrobats. On the backside of each activity page are reproducibles offering up reproducible activities such as coloring, matching and arranging. Some of these pages also hold the patterns needed to complete the activities suggested in the book. This same format continues for each letter of the alphabet. A total of over 600 activity suggestions, 130 reproducible games and patterns, and 50 alphabet identification pages are contained in this 320 page book. - Melissa

  • Item #: 053607
    ISBN: 9781770661141
    Retail: $4.95
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  • Item #: 025194
    ISBN: 9781616017699
    Retail: $4.49
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  • Item #: 041084
    ISBN: 9780878138739
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  • Item #: 035693
    ISBN: 9781886930292
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    Many parents don’t know where to begin after making the decision to homeschool their young children. This book takes a very common sense approach with practical suggestions for getting started. Written from a Christian perspective, author Susan Lemons (a homeschooling mother of four) gives others the benefit of her homeschooling experience. She offers suggestions that fall somewhere between hands-off and rigidity by emphasizing relationships, simple daily routines, readiness, and reading aloud. Areas of development are covered in 26 chapters with a focus on ages 2 through 8. She offers an explanation of a variety of homeschool methods, resources, and curriculum options with an emphasis on spiritual and character-building. She cites Scripture and many well-known experts as she presents the information. Preschool is just the first step along the way to a fulfilling homeschool journey! 294 pgs, pb. Donna

  • Item #: 057588
    ISBN: 9781782352051
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  • Item #: 025218
    ISBN: 9781616017668
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  • Item #: 033413
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    Set includes a slide whistle, jingle stick, finger cymbals, rhythm sticks, recorder, maracas, kazoo, castanet, triangle set, and tone block. Instruments are made of wood, metal, and plastic. Packaged in a reusable cardboard storage box with handle.
  • Item #: 043323
    ISBN: 9781596730267
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  • Item #: 034386
    ISBN: 9784774307084
    Retail: $7.95
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    Beginning scissor users start by cutting along straight lines, zig-zag lines and curves until they're cutting out simple figures and shapes. Directions are simple and often illustrated for non-readers.

  • Item #: 064376
    ISBN: 9781941082171
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  • Item #: 064375
    ISBN: 9781941082195
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  • Item #: 064374
    ISBN: 9781941082188
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  • Item #: 060944
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    Sharpened #2 pencil w/eraser about 4” long.

  • Item #: 036035
    ISBN: 9781933241241
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    The follow-up to My First Book of Tracing. These simple mazes will help your child master using a pencil while having fun! More advanced maze books can follow.

  • Item #: 034385
    ISBN: 9781933241029
    Retail: $7.95
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    After your child has become comfortable using scissors, they'll be ready to jump into this workbook, which aims to help children build skills in both cutting and pasting. Activities progress from simple to more complex, often resulting in a simple craft.

  • Item #: 000314
    ISBN: 9784774307091
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    As kids trace and draw lines through each maze to find the exit, they'll build both pencil-control and reasoning skills.

  • Item #: 064380
    ISBN: 9781941082249
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  • Item #: 038299
    ISBN: 9781933241319
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    Another slightly more advanced maze book. This book contains mazes in the shapes of different types of cars, trains, and planes.
  • Item #: 036038
    ISBN: 9784774307039
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    This workbook contains exercises such as tracing numbers, writing numbers in sequence and identifying how many objects are in a box. Children will learn numbers through 30 and how to write them.

  • Item #: 000326
    ISBN: 9784774307077
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    This book strengthens pencil-control skills essential for printing letters and numbers. It starts with straight, vertical lines and progresses to curved, zigzag and diagonal lines.

  • Item #: 000219
    ISBN: 9784774307107
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    A collection of more intricate mazes than those found in My First Book of Mazes.
  • Item #: 068025
    ISBN: 9780990777007
    Retail: $159.95
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       This is a guide to developmentally appropriate activities in many learning areas – home life/social emotional, math/manipulatives, art/music, science/sensory, language/literacy, outdoor/gross motor, and field trip suggestions. Very little prep is needed to do the activities, just gather the supplies and books listed for a complete introduction with young children or accompaniment to your math and phonics/reading for kindergarten, 1st or 2nd grade. Each month (September through May) incorporates a theme and a character trait into the activities, and is 3-hole punched so you can place the pages in a binder for easy access and storage. Printables are included and step-by-step instructions will make it easy for any parent to work through the activities. You should plan on 2 to 4 activities per day, but plan for what fits into your schedule – “flexibility” is the name of this game. 296 pgs, pb.

     

      Within the packet of pages, you will receive a monthly overview printed on card stock that can be hung up so mom can see what they will be covering during the month – a good visual and planning tool. Sections on the monthly overview list the activities to be done in each area of learning. An Introduction to the program explains the philosophy and a list of what will be covered by theme and character trait. The rest of the pages have beautiful photographs, and step-by-step instructions for implementation.

      Let me give you a sampling of one month of the program. The theme for September is “The World I Live In,” and the character trait is “wonder.” Mom’s Toolbox is the first part of every month and this is where some special resources or items will be listed. In September the “Private Eye” loupe and the book Global Art by Mary Ann Kohl are mentioned. Anything found in the “Mom’s Toolbox” section would be good to get your hands on for incorporation later in the lesson. Home Life and Social/Emotional is the first activity section for September and includes the activities of using balloons and a laundry basket to ‘take a hot air balloon ride,’ make a hot air balloon snack, practice your manners by saying please/thank you, clearing dishes after a meal, and planning an emergency exit plan for your home. You can tell already that not all activities will work for all ages, but that’s the beauty – you can adapt as you need to, pick-and-choose as you see fit. The book list for September includes Hot Air, A House is a House for Me, Can You Hear It, Frog and Toad, and He’s Got the Whole World in His Hands. Language and Literacy for September includes tactile letter practice, children developing their own story, and making a book. Math and Manipulatives include activities such as counting and swinging, making a spindle box (counting box), making shapes, a nature math book, and playing a water bottle marble game. Science and Sensory will have your little ones exploring outdoors with simple tools like magnifiers, binoculars, nature guides, etc., making a nature journal and a pendulum, cooking up a batch of herbal tea play dough and creating nature scenes, making an artistic pond, and make a nesting set using cans. Art and Music includes using chicken wire to use as a weaving loom with fabric scraps, making a painting on a long piece of butcher paper, sculpting clay tree faces, using coffee filters to create artistic reproductions, making salt and mirror art, and learning the song, “He’s Got the Whole World in His Hands.” Gross Motor and Outside has activities to develop ball skills and play games like Squish the bug, Hit the Hula Hoop, Wonder-Ball and running an obstacle course. Field Trip suggestions are touring the local news station or grocery store. At the end of each month is a supply list so you can see everything at a glance for easier preparation; most items will be things from around your home. A page for monthly memories and two planning pages are included at the end of the month, as well.

      Throughout each month, on every page, are photographs of the activities and children performing the tasks mentioned on the pages. Each month follows a similar format, so it’s pretty easy to get into a routine that fits your lifestyle. The Printables are on card stock and include photos, game instructions and game pieces, and other items that are mentioned during the monthly activities.

      Intended to give some guidance but not dictate the schedule, Year of Playing Skillfully can become a partner for you and your family as you begin the educational journey with your young learners. ~ Donna

  • Item #: 064377
    ISBN: 9781941082201
    Retail: $4.99
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  • Item #: 049196
    ISBN: 9781609961992
    Retail: $6.95
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  • Item #: 038298
    ISBN: 9781933241258
    Retail: $7.95
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    This slightly more advanced book features mazes in the shapes of animal characters!
  • Item #: 036037
    ISBN: 9784774307046
    Retail: $7.95
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    A similar format as the My Book of Numbers 1-30. However, these exercises progress at a faster pace, and there are more challenging connect-the-dot exercises. Your child will feel accomplished when they can recite and write their numbers all the way to 120!

  • Item #: 034384
    ISBN: 9781933241036
    Retail: $7.95
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    This workbook gives kids the chance to use their cutting and pasting skills to create cute crafts. Simple, illustrated instructions show children where to glue, where to cut, where to fold, and how to put it all together. Projects increase in complexity and include paper rings, animal masks, finger puppets, flying toys, and more.

  • Item #: 030105
    ISBN: 9780887431487
    Retail: $12.99
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  • Item #: 024883
    Retail: $19.99
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