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Preschool / Early Learning / Kindergarten

The highest percentage of learning in a person's life happens during the first few years. But it's not book learning primarily—preschool kids learn to walk, talk, discern shapes and colors, count, draw, etc. by doing those things. At this stage it's more important to play games with them, tell them stories, read to them, and help them commit important information to memory than it is to instruct them formally.

Spending time with their children seems to be an increasingly lost practice among parents. Jobs, church functions, and any number of other obligations separates the family and diminishes the opportunities for gentle instruction. Children ought to be eased into formal learning, and not till they've been encouraged and allowed to develop tactilely.

Many of the books in this section are workbooks or focus on hands-on activities. Language and Thinking for Young Children by Ruth Beechick and Jeannie Nelson offers benchmarks and goals to achieve with your child. June Oberlander's Slow and Steady Get Me Ready is oriented more toward motor skills and basic knowledge and provides developmental activities for your child's first five years (see also Brain Rules for Baby and Active Baby, Healthy Brain). You really don't need a lot of books at this stage, though—be creative, work with what you have at hand, and always be looking for moments to guide your little ones.

Review by C. Hollis Crossman
C. Hollis Crossman used to be a child. Now he is a husband and father, teaches adult Sunday school in his Presbyterian congregation, and likes weird stuff. He might be a mythical creature, but he's definitely not a centaur. Read more of his reviews here.

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ABC's Flipper (modern style)
from Christopher Lee Publications
for Nursery-1st grade
$9.95
About Three
from Study Time Publishers
for Preschool-Kindergarten
$2.75
Active Baby, Healthy Brain
by Margaret Sassé
from Experiment
for Adult
in Pregnancy & Infant Care (Location: C08-07E)
$13.50 $8.00 (1 in stock)
All About Reading Level Pre-1 - Basic Package
from All About Learning Press
for Preschool-kindergarten
in All About Reading (Location: B09-02D)
$79.95
All About Reading Level Pre-1 - Deluxe Package
from All About Learning Press
for Preschool-kindergarten
in All About Reading (Location: B09-02D)
$119.95
Alphabet Book - Coloring Book
from Memoria Press
for Preschool-Kindergarten
$6.00
Alphabet Book - Part One
from Memoria Press
for Preschool-Kindergarten
Alphabet Book - Part Two
from Memoria Press
for Preschool-Kindergarten
Alphabet Wall Charts (Manuscript)
by Memoria Press
from Memoria Press
for Preschool-Kindergarten
in Memoria Press Penmanship & Copybooks (Location: B13-04D)
$14.95
Alphabet Wrap-Up Keys
from Learning Wrap-Ups
for 3rd-6th grade
$9.99
Amazing Mazes
Original from Kumon Publishing
for Preschool-1st grade
in Kumon Basic Skills (Location: B00-02A)
$7.95
Arts and Crafts With Amber Lamb
from A Beka Books
for Nursery-Preschool
$6.00 (1 in stock)
Baby Signs
by Linda Acredolo, Susan Goodwyn
1st edition from Contemporary Books
for Adult
in Clearance: Foreign Language (Location: BLG-03A)
$3.00 (1 in stock)
Bible Friends Activity Book
3rd edition from A Beka Books
for 1st grade
Bible Friends Coloring Book (really old)
from A Beka Books
for Preschool-1st grade
$4.00 (1 in stock)
Bible Nuggets from A to Z - Activity Book
by Amber Bennett
from Christian Liberty Press
for Preschool
in CLP Studying God's Word (Location: B12-03A)
$10.50
Bible Nuggets from A to Z - Reader
by Amber Bennett
from Christian Liberty Press
for Preschool
in CLP Studying God's Word (Location: B12-03A)
$10.50
Bigger Steps
from Study Time Publishers
for Preschool-Kindergarten
$2.75
Book of Crafts
by Tara Luse
1st edition from Memoria Press
for Preschool-Kindergarten
$9.00 (1 in stock)
Brain Rules for Baby
by John Medina
2nd edition from Pear Press
for Nursery-Preschool
$15.95
Bright Child
by Dr. Richard C. Woolfson
from Barron's Educational Series, Inc.
for Preschool-2nd grade
$7.00 (1 in stock)
Child Art for 2s
from A Beka Books
for 2-3 years
in A Beka Art Projects (Location: ART-01D)
$5.50 (1 in stock)
Child's Play Science
by David B. Y. Tan
from Marshall Cavendish Education
for Preschool-Kindergarten
in Singapore Science (Location: B17-02C)
$7.40
Children at Play: Preparation for Life
by Heidi Britz-Crecelius
2nd edition
for Adult
$2.00 (1 in stock)
Christian Liberty Preschool - Activity Book
from Christian Liberty Press
in CLP Preschool (Location: B00-01A)
$24.50
Christian Liberty Preschool - Drill Book
from Christian Liberty Press
in CLP Preschool (Location: B00-01A)
$9.50
Christian Liberty Preschool - Kit
from Christian Liberty Press
in CLP Preschool (Location: B00-01A)
$88.89
Christian Liberty Preschool - Teacher's Guide
from Christian Liberty Press
in CLP Preschool (Location: B00-01A)
$8.50 $5.00 (2 in stock)
Color, Count, and Cut
from Study Time Publishers
for Preschool-Kindergarten
$2.75
Colorful Characters - Coloring Book
by Lana Martin
from Green Pastures Press
for Nursery-1st grade
in Miller Family Series (Location: A11-02B)
$3.50
Complete Daily Curriculum
by Pam Schiller and Pat Phipps
from Gryphon House
for Nursery-Kindergarten
$9.00 (1 in stock)
Developing the Early Learner - 4 Volumes
by Simone Bibeau
from Perception Publications, Inc.
for Preschool-2nd grade
in Developing the Early Learner (Location: B00-02B)
Developing the Early Learner Level 1
by Simone Bibeau
from Perception Publications, Inc.
for Preschool-2nd grade
in Developing the Early Learner (Location: B00-02B)
$8.50
Developing the Early Learner Level 2
by Simone Bibeau
from Perception Publications, Inc.
for Preschool-2nd grade
in Developing the Early Learner (Location: B00-02B)
$8.50
Developing the Early Learner Level 3
by Simone Bibeau
from Perception Publications, Inc.
for Preschool-2nd grade
in Developing the Early Learner (Location: B00-02B)
$8.50
Developing the Early Learner Level 4
by Simone Bibeau
from Perception Publications, Inc.
for Preschool-2nd grade
in Developing the Early Learner (Location: B00-02B)
$8.50
DK My First Phonics Book
for Preschool-1st grade
$8.50 (1 in stock)
DK Toddler's Book of Fun Things to Do
by Shelia Hanly
from DK Children
for Nursery
$2.00 (1 in stock)
Doing My Best
from Study Time Publishers
for Preschool-Kindergarten
$2.75
Early Childhood Wrap-Up Keys - Intro Kit
from Learning Wrap-Ups
for 3rd-6th grade
$37.99
Ed Wakes Up
by Sherry Kurz
from Christian Liberty Press
in CLP Preschool (Location: B00-01A)
$4.35 $3.00 (1 in stock)
Everybody Has a Body
by Robert E. Rockwell, et al.
from Gryphon House
for Nursery-1st grade
in Preschool Science (Location: B00-04B)
$12.00 (2 in stock)
EyeLike Shapes
from Play Bac
for Preschool-2nd grade
$6.00 (1 in stock)
Firehouse - Coloring Book
Dover Coloring Books
by Cathy Beylon
from Dover Publications
for Kindergarten-2nd grade
in Dover Coloring Books (Location: A01-DOV)
$3.99
First Thousand Words in English
by Heather Amery & Stephen Cartwright
from Usborne
for Preschool-3rd grade
$12.99
Fun Around the World for Preschoolers
by Rhonda Reeves
for Preschool
$5.00 (1 in stock)
Giant Play and Learn Book
by Pascale Estellon
from Chronicle Books
for Preschool-3rd grade
$19.99
Hearts & Hands
by Florence Lindstrom
2nd edition from Christian Liberty Press
for Kindergarten
in CLP Preschool (Location: B00-01A)
$13.75
Homepreschool and Beyond
by Susan Lemons
Fir from Liberty Books
for Preschool
Horizons Preschool - Student Workbook 1
Student/Stdy Gde from Alpha Omega Publications
in Horizons Preschool (Location: B00-01B)
$23.96
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