Rainbow Price: $77.50
A complete PK or K curriculum based on wonderful, ever-popular childrens books like Caps For Sale
, Goodnight Moon
, Have You Seen my Duckling?
, The Little Red Hen
, Noahs Ark
, The Very Hungry Caterpillar
, and 30 others. No small book, this treasure is a hefty 272 pages filled with literature-based experiences including finger plays, songs, poems, art, music, reading and writing, science and math (not to mention the experience of actually reading the book!). Its loaded with tips on involving children in the book AND even tells you exactly how to present and discuss the books and wealth of accompanying activities. We heartily concur with Dr. Ruth Beechicks comments about Peak With Books
: I think this book is topnotch. Any parent who used these lesson plans for awhile would be getting a good education in using books with children and building upon them to expand vocabulary, experiences and thoughts. For people who want to do the `living books thing that Susan Macaulay has popularized, here is the kindergarten program all worked out for them. It includes music, numbers, a little P.E., and art, as well as the thinking, vocabulary, real life and fantasy life, and all such benefits of literature.
New in 2002 was the 3rd edition; the entire book has been rewritten. The book now features full-color childrens artwork and 500 annotated storybooks woven into the lessons.