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  • Item #: 030295
    Retail: $29.99
    Rainbow Price: $17.06
    This classic xylophone toy features 8 rainbow colored bars that each plays a different note. Use the attached mallet to pull it along or to strike the bars to play a tune of your own creation! Measures 11" x 5.5" x 2.5."
  • Item #: 000308
    ISBN: 9780966706741
    Retail: $10.95
    Rainbow Price: $9.95

    Published after her death, this last book by Caroline Dale Snedeker is a short-chapter book for younger readers who are interested in ancient Greek culture. It tells the happy story of Lysis and his sister Callisto, who go to a play during the festival of Dionysus, even though it breaks many of the societal restrictions on the roles of boys and girls and children and adults. Seen from the eyes of these children, readers learn about the roles of men and women, free men of other city-states, Athenian citizens and slaves, and the pantheon of Greek gods, goddesses, and heroes. 62 pgs, pb. ~ Rachel

  • Item #: 062062
    ISBN: 9780312517281
    Retail: $9.99
    Rainbow Price: $7.50

      The friendly dog Wallace is here to help with early learning skills: pen control, alphabet, numbers to 20, phonics and school prep (which includes a smattering of different skills like rhyming, opposites and visual skills). Comes with a dry-erase marker and 5 wipe clean workbooks. The interactive activities help develop writing, reading, speaking and fine motor skills. Books store in a cardboard carrying case with plastic handle. Additional activities available on the Apple App store. Each book is 8” x 8”, 24 pp sc. ~ Ruth

  • Item #: 023561
    ISBN: 9781883002701
    Retail: $16.99
    Rainbow Price: $11.95

    Carol Barnier, mother of an ADHD child, has written this book for parents of highly distractible, fidgety, and ADHD children to provide them with real methods they can use for effective teaching. In her words, she is writing this book because while she found gobs "...of information about how to recognize ADHD children, manage them, medicate them, discipline them, and accept them, no one told her how to teach math tomorrow." So she set about finding successful ways to teach distractible children and has compiled her ideas into this book so other parents can work past the frustration and find methods that work. She begins by exploring the different characteristics of distractible children, and then begins to suggest ideas to implement. One way to keep them listening is to give them something to do with their hands. This doesn't mean they're not listening, they just simply have to be doing something. She suggests having them play with silly putty, work with Legos, draw a picture, or walk around in circles. You can also play games that incorporate their need to move, such as educational versions of Mother-May-I?, Hop-On-It, or Toss-It. To play Toss-It, you decide what you want to learn (the alphabet, books of the Bible, skip counting, etc). This sounded like a good idea to me for any child, so I tried it out with Janine (then 8, and with some memorization difficulties) and decided to try and teach her the books of the Bible. Within two days (and only 2 rounds of Toss-It) we both knew the first seventeen books, and she began asking me whenever I saw her if we had time to play again and learn some more. The following chapters provide ideas and instructions for a variety of manipulatives and games for teaching phonics, math, writing and history. Other advice for outings and car trips and further discussions about finding the gifts in your child are included in the last chapters. Two appendices contain reproducible resources for games to use in school and an additional resource list. A helpful guide for anyone looking for fresh ideas. - Melissa

  • Item #: 065908
    Retail: $0.00
    Rainbow Price: $39.99

    Measures 24" x 20" and contains brightly colored fabric pieces to teach upper case and lower-case letter recognition, spelling, phonics, and letter/word matching.

  • Item #: 065915
    Retail: $0.00
    Rainbow Price: $39.99

    Measures 24" x 20" and contains brightly colored fabric pieces to teach counting, number recognition, addition, subtraction, number patterns, and place value. Number and math symbols include words in English and Spanish.

     

  • Item #: 065916
    Retail: $0.00
    Rainbow Price: $39.99
    (Publishers Description)

    We are out to prove that everything people think they know about wall decals is wrong when it comes to Mona Melisa Designs.

    We’ve discovered a way to create something you haven’t seen before using superior materials:

    • A fabric that is endlessly adhesive because it’s cleanable – all it needs is a little rubbing alcohol
    • A fabric that is durable – tearing and ripping is out of the question
    • A fabric that has maximum versatility – walls become a creative canvas
    • A fabric that is safe for every family – No BPA, lead or PVC
    • We are proud to support our community by manufacturing in the USA! This PEEL, PLAY & LEARN set is 24" by 40". The bright and colorful, fun graphics on our PEEL, PLAY & LEARN educational sets make them perfect for visual learners.

      Kinesthetic learners will love touching the pieces and moving them around from place to place. Our educational PEEL, PLAY & LEARN sets can be combined with verbal instruction to satisfy auditory learners as well.Simply peel your play set off of the backing and stick it gently to your wall in a convenient location. Make sure to flatten all areas and edges. Remove the accessories in the same way and place them onto the wall in whichever combination you wish. To store extra pieces, simply re-stick your customized wall play set on its original backing.

      The educational USA map play set teaches the following skills:

      • *State capitals
      • *State geography
      • *Map reading
      • *Compass readings and directional
      • * Bodies of water recognition and geography
      • *Mountain range recognition and geography
      • *US landmarks
      • *State crops and exports
  • Item #: 065332
    ISBN: 9781784456450
    Retail: $9.99
    Rainbow Price: $8.50

  • Item #: 065906
    Retail: $0.00
    Rainbow Price: $39.99

      This large, interactive (and removable) calendar can be stuck to a wall, door or other smooth surface. Change the numbers and months with colorful, repositionable stickers. Additional stickers show moon phases, weather activity and holidays (Memorial Day, Cinco de Mayo, New Year’s Day, Valentine’s Day, St. Patrick’s Day, Easter, Mother’s Day, Independence Day, 1st Day of School, Father’s Day, Groundhog Day, Halloween, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas, Birthday, 1st Day of Spring, Summer, Winter, Fall, Hanukkah, Veteran’s Day, plus 2 blank “special days.”) An additional fun feature is that all of the days/months are shown in both English and Spanish. The calendar piece is 21.5” x 12.5” and is white with black lines. The pieces are not vinyl, but rather a fabric which is quite durable and cleanable. Great for a home, school, daycare or Sunday school! ~Sara

  • Item #: 068444
    ISBN: 9781681471082
    Retail: $14.99
    Rainbow Price: $11.25

       Save yourself some time making up money games! For a great price, you get 2 decks of 36 cards each, 4 large double-sided game cards, a big card of double-sided coins to pop out, a 48-pg. activity book, and 28 double-sided quiz cards. This set is colorful, engaging, and has clear instructions to play a version of Go Fish, Tic-Tac-Toe and a fun game called Lotto. For several activities, children are using the cardboard coins to show value, matching the correct coins to the values. All materials are sturdy and come in a carrying box. This is a perfect math center set or something to add to your home stash of fun learning games.

  • Item #: 056375
    ISBN: 9781613510827
    Retail: $8.95
    Rainbow Price: $6.95

    You've probably heard of sandpaper letters that are so helpful for tactile learners (and others) because you can feel them as you finger-trace. Instead of the usual flashcards of sandpaper letters, this clever board book is full of them. Each page has an upper (2.5") and lower case (1.75") textured letter with numbered tracing directions (i.e. for "I" 1 is down, 2 is across the top, and 3 is across the bottom). Then, to keep things interesting visually, there's a lift-the-flap window. On the left, the back side of some animal is visible. On the right is a flap with "Peek-A-Boo Who?" The reader guesses the animal, and then flips the flap to see if they got it right. The animal name – along with the rest of it – is under the flap, and another animal is on the backside of the flap as well. Letters are printed in basic manuscript and a printed alphabet runs along the bottom of each page with the page's letter highlighted. Background for all pages is white but the animals are colorful, as are the letters. I have to say that I really like the color scheme for the letters – not exactly easy to describe – bright but muted and they look sand-ish. ~ Janice

  • Item #: 068025
    ISBN: 9780990777007
    Retail: $159.95
    Rainbow Price: $139.95

       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 #: 049201
    ISBN: 9781609960742
    Retail: $14.95
    Rainbow Price: $10.95

    Instead of buying different sets of flash cards for the different early learning concepts, buy them all in one set for ease of use and convenient storage. This set includes six sets of 54 flashcards for a total of 324 cards. Each 5¼"x 3¼" card is about the thickness of a regular playing card, has a glossy finish and is printed in full color. The six sets include alphabet, colors & shapes, first words, numbers, phonics, and sight words. The sets include:

    Alphabet – both upper and lower case letter cards, each having the same picture; 2 instruction cards with game ideas and skills being developed.

    Colors & Shapes – circle, rhombus, oval, rectangle, square, triangle in black, blue, brown, green, orange, purple, red, white, and yellow.

    First Words – picture and word of a recognizable objects on one side and just the word on the reverse; 1 instruction card of game ideas.

    Numbers – 0-25 and zero to twenty-five; 2 instruction cards with game suggestions like match-up, ordering, and War along with skills be developed.

    Phonics – picture on the front with picture word and 4 more words using that letter; separate cards for long and short sounds, separate cards for hard and soft c and g, and cards for blends bl, ch, cr, dr, fr, fl, gr, oo, qu, sh, sl, sn, sp, st, sw, th, tr, br, cl, gl; 2 cards of instructions for games, how to use these cards, and skills developed.

    Sight Words – 106 frequently used words and phrases (front and back of cards) and 1 card that includes a master list of all the words in the deck and instructions for "Pick the Word" game.

    All of these sets come conveniently packaged in a very sturdy box with dividers for the different decks. Use them to play games, alongside your curriculum, or just let little ones play with them as they learn. This is a very impressive collection of cards for a super reasonable price. ~ Donna

  • Item #: 001210
    Retail: $14.99
    Rainbow Price: $11.95
    Number Play is a wonderful puzzle toy that helps little guys see and feel the numbers 1 to 10! Made of Lauri crepe rubber, the panels each contain a number and corresponding number of objects that fit in the piece. For example, the number four is represented by four fish puzzle pieces. Both number and fish are in contrasting colors and can be removed and inset into the puzzle frames. A real help in teaching the "meaning" of numbers.
  • Item #: 010209
    ISBN: 9781572814516
    Retail: $6.00
    Rainbow Price: $4.95

    Have fun learning about scientists of the world by playing cards. Each set of 4 cards gives you information on such scientists as Aristotle, Curie, Darwin, Einstein, Newton, Pasteur and more! You can play the enclosed card game of gathering books by calling cards from your opponents, or use them to play other card games you know. This is a great way to learn a little about 13 great scientists! ~ Phyllis

  • Item #: 045437
    Retail: $19.99
    Rainbow Price: $16.49

    There is so much to be learned using play money! My kids used to make a pet shop with their stuffed animals and I would come and buy something at their store. It was darling and they would have loved having play money to use. Think of the counting and math they have to do when making change! This large wooden tray has 6 places for bills and 5 spots for change. All of the money is realistic in size and color, though clearly pretend. The box measures 18" long x 10.25 wide and 1.25" high. Use this set in your math lessons when kids are learning about money. You could even use the pretend money for behavior incentives and let them buy "privileges" around the house once a week. At the bottom of each box area is a picture of what goes there. Bills include a stack of $1, $5, $10, $20, $50 and $100. Coins include a bag of pennies, nickels, dimes, quarters and half dollars over 500 pieces in all. There is plenty here to play with! ~ Sara

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  • Item #: 067127
    Retail: $9.99
    Rainbow Price: $9.25

    Need to review letter sounds, numbers, math facts, or other concepts with your wiggly learner? With this fun and compact set, you can easily whip up a fishing review game to fit just about anything you might be learning! The set includes ten 2.5" to 4" dry-erase laminated fish (each with a magnet embedded inside), a retractable fishing "rod" with magnetic worm and a dry-erase marker. Write math problems, numbers, letters, shapes, words, etc. on the fish, then hand your child the fishing pole and ask them to catch all the fish with words that start with the letter "b" or all the math facts that equal six, etc. Kids will love using the magnetic fishing "rod," which is basically an easy-to-hold plastic fish and a worm. Kids can easily grasp the plastic fish in their hand, press the button and the worm will reel itself in, along with the magnetic fish. You can also add more fish by making your own magnetic fish, even out of construction paper and paper clips. And it all comes packaged in a small, shelf-friendly box. Jess

  • Item #: 039584
    Retail: $29.99
    Rainbow Price: $16.73

    A wonderful, colorful manipulative set to help young ones learn and practice counting, sorting, patterning, attributes, classifying, visual discrimination, and all basic math operations. You get six large fishbowls (about 12" diameter) with flannel-like material over most of the surface and 100 realistic, colorful fish (ranging from 2"-3"). The fish are in four basic colors (yellow, blue, red, green), five different kinds (four of each per color), four different sizes (making each fish totally unique), and backed with Velcro-like hook material so they adhere well to the fishbowls even when picked up. What a versatile manipulative! They are so appealing that your kids will have fun just playing with these! But you can use them for all sorts of learning activities (while the younger children just play with the extras!). They are small enough for children to keep alongside worksheets to work problems – like having individual flannelboards that just happen to be colorful and high-interest, as well - but large enough for you to demonstrate concepts/problems on. The materials alone are well worth the price, but you also get a parent/teacher guide sheet and seven reproducible activity sheets (including a 100-number bubble sheet!). This is a set you'll probably use over and over again for math and problem solving – if you can keep it from being carried off by your children to play with!

  • Item #: 028319
    Retail: $0.00
    Rainbow Price: $34.95

    What's colorful, chunky, three-dimensional, and challenging? Pattern Play 3D provides all that. The 22 wooden blocks are based on extensions of a 1" cube (i.e. two-cube "rods"; three-cube an-gles, etc.) and feel good in your hands. The wooden storage tray serves as a building tray, provid-ing just enough friction to keep blocks in place as you build/replicate the patterns. 20 double-sided cards provide 40 increasingly difficult designs to replicate. And you build these designs up from the bottom rather than across a flat surface, approximating animals or geometric sculptures. Although the pattern projects are challenging, it's the colors that make them engaging; not your typical primary colors but fuchsia, teal, turquoise, chartreuse, grape, lemon, and tangerine.

  • Item #: 030395
    ISBN: 9781572810198
    Retail: $6.00
    Rainbow Price: $4.95

    No ordinary, boring deck of cards, this beautifully illustrated card set features 54 beautiful butterfly species. While opposite corners of each card feature the card number and suit, the middle of each card displays a full-color, lifelike portrait of a butterfly along with its common name. Each card in the deck (including jokers) features a different butterfly, so no two cards are alike. Deck is standard size, and cards are durable and coated. Design your own butterfly games for that insect unit, use as a take-off point in identifying and learning more about these species, or just use as a colorful substitute to your normal playing cards. - Jess

  • Item #: 009994
    ISBN: 9780880794282
    Retail: $5.95
    Rainbow Price: $4.95

    This deck of cards has 54 different dog breeds from around the world (Jokers included). The pictures are wonderfully illustrated and true to life. As a dog person, these are great to learn what some of the rare breeds look like. Some of the more popular breeds are represented also. While the kids play cards they are also learning! - Phyllis

  • Item #: 026272
    ISBN: 9780794503529
    Retail: $12.99
    Rainbow Price: $11.69

    Includes four books in one volume: Animals, In the Town, Long Ago, & On the Farm.

  • Item #: 060678
    ISBN: 9780739095744
    Retail: $19.99
    Rainbow Price: $15.95

    In all my years of playing music, I have yet to pick up drums. However, after examining this course, I feel fairly certain that someone who sticks with this program would definitely be able to teach themselves (I learned a few things myself!). The modern drum kit is a rather daunting instrument, from the different sizes and shapes to tuning methods, to even how to hold a drumstick. However, if a student is willing to face that steep learning curve, this would be a great way to learn.

    A CD and a DVD accompany the book. The DVD is extremely detailed and walks you through almost every step of the book, making it a great visual education for the “learn-by-seeing” types. It’s like having a drum teacher right there with you! The book will teach you how to read all the included drum sheet music, starting with the most basic beats on one drum, all the way until you can play the entire kit in a variety of styles including rock, jazz, funk, country, metal, Latin, and more. I really enjoyed that the practice songs in the latter half of the book which sounded like some of the rock classics you might hear on the oldies station. These songs are beneficial because students can see how the techniques they have learned are actually music rather than just endless drills in a book. A fact which can be very frustrating for an older student or avid music fan. While younger students may need parent assistance, this surprisingly complete program is great for older students and adults alike. 92 softcover pages. – Laura

  • Item #: 060207
    Retail: $2.99
    Rainbow Price: $2.75

    Set of 50 blank cards with rounded edges. The off-white backgrounds have a slightly gray, heathered look and can be written on both sides. Use dry erase markers to instantly change your game or permanent marker to create your own long-lasting set for math, vocabulary or just-for-fun games. 2 x 3 1/2" ~ Ruth

  • Item #: 019195
    Retail: $7.90
    Rainbow Price: $7.15
    Learn about the U.S. presidents while playing your favorite card games. This deck of poker-sized playing cards represents all 44 U.S. presidents. The face of each card has an illustration or photo of a president, with vital statistics and other interesting facts listed below. The top left and bottom right corner shows the card's suit and number. The joker cards show the two men who won the popular vote but never got to be president. Use these to add an educational twist to playing card games. They make great study flashcards, too. ~ Lisa
  • Item #: 042053
    ISBN: 9781625810496
    Retail: $8.99
    Rainbow Price: $5.50

     Made of sturdy cardboard, this set of 24 puzzle pairs (48 pieces) will help children learn rhyming words while working on visual discrimination and fine motor skills. Pieces are large, 2.75” x 5”, so easy for little hands to grasp and rounded corners keep them safe. These two-sided pieces feature photo pictures on the front side (with the word below each) and just the word on the reverse of each piece. Pictures and words are of familiar objects like duck/truck, cat/hat, moon/spoon, etc. Play two games in one as children match and rhyme with these colorful puzzles. ~ Donna

  • Item #: 037493
    ISBN: 9781579122829
    Retail: $19.99
    Rainbow Price: $13.95

    This book by Michael Driscoll introduces young students to poetry and famous poets in a way they will find interesting and fun. The first part of the book describes the various types of poetry like nursery rhymes, villanelle, limerick, narrative verse, ballad, sonnet, free verse, and more. Each type of poem is described quickly and clearly, and then the book contains famous examples of that type of poem. Kids can either read the poems themselves, or play the accompanying CD when prompted. The audio CD includes all the poems in the book read alternately by a man and a woman with pleasant voices. Colorful boxes tell readers when to play a track on the CD, as well as sharing extra information about the poems or their authors. "Words for the Wise" boxes are included on each page, defining words in the poems that children may not be familiar with. "If You're a Poet, You Should Know It" boxes are also included throughout the book, with vocabulary words related to poetry defined (like stanza, alliteration, etc.). After all the types of poetry are introduced, explained, and exampled, the second half of the book is dedicated to famous poets. A quick biography of each poet is included and then excerpts from that person's poetry are shared. These excerpts (sometimes full poems) are also included on the CD. Text boxes on the pages give a summary of the poems and explain confusing parts. Fun, colorful, little drawings accompany these poems (as well as those earlier in the book) and add to the charm of the book. Homer, Shakespeare, Blake, Dickinson, Kipling, Sandburg, Heaney, Angelou, and many more are included in this section of the book. Overall, 64 famous poems are included in the book (and on the CD). With the easy-to-understand explanations and numerous examples, young students will be grasping and enjoying poetry in no time. Book includes a listing of all 64 tracks on the CD and measures 10.25" x 10.25". 96 pages, hc. ~ Rachel

  • Item #: 000667
    ISBN: 9781572814493
    Retail: $6.00
    Rainbow Price: $4.46

    This card game contains 52 cards and 13 books of 4 cards each (for example, the 4 aces feature Alexander the Great and are considered 1 book). The object of this game is to have the most books to win by calling for cards from other players. You actually learn a little history about each explorer as there is pertinent information about them on the cards. ~Phyllis

  • Item #: 060674
    ISBN: 9780739095416
    Retail: $20.99
    Rainbow Price: $16.75

    Playing music together as a family sounds quite lovely, but what if you don’t even play an instrument? Not a problem with this simple guitar book! This book is formatted with a child’s lesson on the right hand page and a parent’s guide on the left hand page. Think of it as a teacher’s manual and student book all in one. The best part? This book assumes that you, the parent, have no prior musical knowledge – only the ability to read and relay information. It also comes with handy teaching tips and practice suggestions so you can help your child develop good playing habits without even knowing them yourself. While you’re at it, you might as well learn alongside your child!

    In terms of structure, this series takes a slightly different approach than other Alfred books, starting with chords and moving into notes on the strings rather than the opposite. All in all, the amount of information learned appears to be the same at each book level. Included is a CD to play along with for extra practice. 80-90 softcover pages. – Laura

  • Item #: 060675
    ISBN: 9781470616908
    Retail: $20.99
    Rainbow Price: $16.75

    Playing music together as a family sounds quite lovely, but what if you don’t even play an instrument? Not a problem with this simple guitar book! This book is formatted with a child’s lesson on the right hand page and a parent’s guide on the left hand page. Think of it as a teacher’s manual and student book all in one. The best part? This book assumes that you, the parent, have no prior musical knowledge – only the ability to read and relay information. It also comes with handy teaching tips and practice suggestions so you can help your child develop good playing habits without even knowing them yourself. While you’re at it, you might as well learn alongside your child!

    In terms of structure, this series takes a slightly different approach than other Alfred books, starting with chords and moving into notes on the strings rather than the opposite. All in all, the amount of information learned appears to be the same at each book level. Included is a CD to play along with for extra practice. 80-90 softcover pages. – Laura