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  • Item #: 029378
    ISBN: 9780742401402
    Retail: $22.99
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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 #: 043317
    ISBN: 9781596730298
    Retail: $21.99
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  • Item #: 043318
    ISBN: 9781596730274
    Retail: $21.99
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  • Item #: 043323
    ISBN: 9781596730267
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  • Item #: 033413
    Retail: $33.00
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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 #: 003721
    ISBN: 9780742416246
    Retail: $15.99
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    This little kit presents a fun, colorful introduction to numbers. A thin write and wipe book invites students to count their way from one to ten. Each page showcases a different number, although the pages themselves are very similar. They contain a colorful scene with many different objects representing the number (three little frogs, three porcupines, three flowers, three dragonflies, etc.) which students can count. A guided line in the middle offers a place for students to practice writing the number. At the bottom of the page, children are encouraged to place the appropriate number of frogs (using the included frog counters) on the pond or log. Another couple of pages offer more counting activities, and the last spread in the book features a fun counting game. Kit includes the write n' wipe book, a write n' wipe pen, ten frog counters, and a 0-10 spinner housed in a sturdy box complete with a handle. – Melissa

  • Item #: 052530
    ISBN: 9781483813103
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  • Item #: 058829
    ISBN: 9781450834179
    Retail: $12.98
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  • Item #: 058840
    ISBN: 9781450814201
    Retail: $9.98
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  • Item #: 043315
    ISBN: 9781596730342
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  • Item #: 043963
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  • Item #: 043319
    ISBN: 9781596730304
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  • Item #: 035693
    ISBN: 9781886930292
    Retail: $12.99
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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 #: 020725
    ISBN: 9781420659498
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  • Item #: 014121
    Retail: $8.00
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    Build a full-size puppet theatre (or general store) using this pattern and pieces of cardboard (not included - check with your local furniture or appliance stores for free large cardboard boxes). By looking at the pattern and instructions, I've concluded this could take around 2-6 hours to complete. The kids can paint and decorate their theatre as they like. Parental help will be needed with the cutting of the cardboard and overseeing the construction and painting. Then let the fun begin and their imaginations go wild with all the fun puppet shows they can put on for you. ~ Phyllis
  • Item #: 029091
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  • Item #: 037872
    ISBN: 9781578860227
    Retail: $26.00
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    Written to parents with the underlying assumption that their children will be going off to school but that they can make a huge difference by impacting their early development, the 80 pages of this book by Sheila Sapp are filled with a collection of fun-filled activities and interesting homemade games. Using the rooms of the house as learning stations, instructions are easy to follow and time requirements are minimal - 15 minutes each morning and afternoon. Patterns are included and materials are household items or otherwise easily obtained. While some might consider such an assemblage unnecessary, many just-beginning homeschool/preschool moms will appreciate having a well-organized collection all in one place. Please note that the Seasonal & Holiday Fun games and activities include references to Halloween, Christmas, Chanukah, and Kwanzaa. ~ Janice
  • Item #: 044008
    ISBN: 9780982815618
    Retail: $24.00
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    Some of the most important activities little ones can do are those that develop motor skills – both fine and gross motor – and this book provides great suggestions for activities to build those skills at home. The first section of the book explains how young children learn and develop. The second part of the book includes the 40 active-learning programs. Each two-page program consists of an overview on the area of learning, list of materials and set-up (if applicable), the actual activities (3 or more per program), tips for adjusting the activities, variations, related resources – games and books that will provide more help in certain developmental areas, and further information such as definitions, etc. For example, the first program is "Amazing Animal Tricks." Children will improve strength, balance, coordination, and body awareness, along with improving visual skills, understanding position and direction words, and following directions. This program incorporates the use of stuffed animals from around your home and a small blanket or large towel. Choose from five outlined activities – Silly Moving, Moving with Direction, Jumping Over, Animal Toss, and Animals Books. Suggestions are included for improving math skills and helping your child succeed. 'Further Information' includes explanations for the movements and skills needed to perform the activities. The third section of the book offers lists of the early learning standards that the activities meet. For parents who want a good resource for activities with their little ones, this book packs a lot into the pages. Activities for the purpose of development will stimulate and entertain for hours. Turn off the television, put the computer and iPad in sleep mode, and get up and move with your children. ~ Donna
  • Item #: 038420
    ISBN: 9780978947309
    Retail: $11.11
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    Learning letter sounds will be fun with this beautifully illustrated hardcover book. Each page is covered with silly characters and illustrations that represent the letter on that page. Letters are presented with the letter sounds rather than letter names. Children learn letter sounds from the very beginning. Each letter is accompanied by a rhyming verse and nonsense words which offer young children an enjoyable learning advantage. The CD is a recording of the rhyming verses found in the book and is expressively narrated by Jim Weiss. Children will be repeating the verses as they follow along in the book. It teaches phonics, it rhymes, and it makes children laugh. It's the type of book you will want to read over and over with your children. ~ Donna

  • Item #: 029217
    ISBN: 9781620021521
    Retail: $4.99
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  • Item #: 025569
    ISBN: 9781845107284
    Retail: $9.99
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  • Item #: 000919
    ISBN: 9781885814258
    Retail: $6.00
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  • Item #: 033252
    Retail: $13.00
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  • Item #: 009677
    ISBN: 9781609054045
    Retail: $9.99
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    More than a coloring book, the activities here will have your child following directions, thinking creatively & drawing. They will also glean an understanding of prepositions, left/right and adjectives! Each 2 page spread has the start of a drawing in bold black lines with some simple bright color added. I like how the artist fills the page about halfway and your child gets to finish as he chooses. You are given a task, such as Bear’s bag is upside down. Draw what is falling out; or Duck’s shampoo bottle is empty. Please make it full. What color is the shampoo? The activities are simple, smart, creative and fun. For parents wondering how to introduce grammar, this is a gentle start for your younger students. It’s also just a delightful book that would make a fun gift with a box of crayons! 8.5” x 10.5”, 96pp. ~ Sara

  • Item #: 004999
    Retail: $15.99
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  • Item #: 051227
    Retail: $15.99
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    This jumbo pack of flashcards is perfect for your little learners. There are four packs of cards: Rhyming, Alphabet, Counting 0-25, and Shapes & Colors. Each pack has 50 or more cards and uses colorful graphics, aligns with learning standards, and each set comes in their own box so they don’t get all jumbled up. – Laura

  • Item #: 031290
    ISBN: 9781587927508
    Retail: $8.99
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    Letters, numbers 1-12, colors and shapes, and Zaner-Bloser style handwriting practice

  • Item #: 050917
    Retail: $9.99
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  • Item #: 058812
    ISBN: 9781412799577
    Retail: $7.98
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  • Item #: 058816
    ISBN: 9781450827676
    Retail: $7.98
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