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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
About Three
from Study Time Publishers
for Preschool-Kindergarten
Active Baby, Healthy Brain
by Margaret Sassé
from Experiment
for Adult
in Pregnancy & Infant Care (Location: C08-08E)
All About Reading Level Pre-1 - Basic Package
from All About Learning Press
for Preschool-kindergarten
in All About Reading (Location: B09-02D)
Alphabet Book - Coloring Book
from Memoria Press
for Preschool-Kindergarten
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)
Alphabet Wrap-Up Keys
from Learning Wrap-Ups
for 3rd-6th grade
Amazing Mazes
Original from Kumon Publishing
for Preschool-1st grade
in Kumon Basic Skills (Location: B00-02A)
Baby Signs
by Linda Acredolo, Susan Goodwyn
1st edition from Contemporary Books
for Adult
in Clearance: Foreign Language (Location: BLG-03A)
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
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)
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)
Bigger Steps
from Study Time Publishers
for Preschool-Kindergarten
Brain Rules for Baby
by John Medina
2nd edition from Pear Press
for Nursery-Preschool
Bright Child
by Dr. Richard C. Woolfson
from Barron's Educational Series, Inc.
for Preschool-2nd grade
in Clearance: Home School Resources (Location: ACL-GEN)
Child's Play Science
by David B. Y. Tan
from Marshall Cavendish Education
for Preschool-Kindergarten
in Singapore Science (Location: B17-02C)
Christian Liberty Preschool - Activity Book
from Christian Liberty Press
in CLP Preschool (Location: B00-01A)
Christian Liberty Preschool - Drill Book
from Christian Liberty Press
in CLP Preschool (Location: B00-01A)
Christian Liberty Preschool - Kit
from Christian Liberty Press
in CLP Preschool (Location: B00-01A)
Christian Liberty Preschool - Teacher's Guide
from Christian Liberty Press
in CLP Preschool (Location: B00-01A)
Color, Count, and Cut
from Study Time Publishers
for Preschool-Kindergarten
Complete Daily Curriculum
by Pam Schiller and Pat Phipps
from Gryphon House
for Nursery-Kindergarten
in Clearance: Home School Resources (Location: ACL-GEN)
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)
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)
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)
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)
Doing My Best
from Study Time Publishers
for Preschool-Kindergarten
Early Childhood Wrap-Up Keys - Intro Kit
from Learning Wrap-Ups
for 3rd-6th grade
Ed Wakes Up
by Sherry Kurz
from Christian Liberty Press
in CLP Preschool (Location: B00-01A)
Everybody Has a Body
by Robert E. Rockwell, et al.
from Gryphon House
for Nursery-1st grade
in Preschool Science (Location: B00-04B)
EyeLike Shapes
from Play Bac
for Preschool-2nd grade
Firehouse - Coloring Book
Dover Coloring Books
by Cathy Beylon
from Dover Publications
for Kindergarten-2nd grade
in Dover Coloring Books (Location: A01-DOV)
First Thousand Words in English
by Heather Amery & Stephen Cartwright
from Usborne
for Preschool-3rd grade
Fun Around the World for Preschoolers
by Rhonda Reeves
for Preschool
Giant Play and Learn Book
by Pascale Estellon
from Chronicle Books
for Preschool-3rd grade
Hearts & Hands
by Florence Lindstrom
2nd edition from Christian Liberty Press
for Kindergarten
in CLP Preschool (Location: B00-01A)
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)
Horizons Preschool - Student Workbook 2
by Preschool
Student/Stdy Gde from Alpha Omega Publications
for Preschool
in Horizons Preschool (Location: B00-01B)
Horizons Preschool - Teacher's Guide Volumes 1 & 2
Teacher's Guide from Alpha Omega Publications
for Preschool
in Horizons Preschool (Location: B00-01B)
Horizons Preschool Curriculum Set
from Alpha Omega Publications
boxed curriculum set for preschool
in Horizons Preschool (Location: B00-01B)
Horizons Preschool Homeschool Resource Packet
in Horizons Preschool (Location: B00-01B)
Horizons Preschool Multimedia Set
from Alpha Omega Publications
in Horizons Preschool (Location: B00-01B)
Inside and Outside
from Rod & Staff Publishers, Inc.
K5 Bible Activity Book
from A Beka Books
for Kindergarten
Kindergarten Enrichment
by Leigh Lowe, Michelle Tefertiller
from Memoria Press
for Kindergarten
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