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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About Three
from Study Time Publishers
for Preschool-Kindergarten
Bigger Steps
from Study Time Publishers
for Preschool-Kindergarten
$1.49 (1 in stock)
Child's Play Science
by David B. Y. Tan
from Marshall Cavendish Education
for Preschool-Kindergarten
in Singapore Science (Location: SCICUR-SIN)
$7.40
Color, Count, and Cut
from Study Time Publishers
for Preschool-Kindergarten
Developing the Early Learner Level 4
by Simone Bibeau
from Perception Publications, Inc.
for Preschool-2nd grade
in Developing the Early Learner (Location: PRE-DEV)
$7.23 $4.25 (2 in stock)
Doing My Best
from Study Time Publishers
for Preschool-Kindergarten
$2.34
Hearts & Hands
by Florence Lindstrom
2nd edition from Christian Liberty Press
for Kindergarten
in CLP Preschool (Location: PRE-CLP)
$11.69
Kumon World Geography
from Kumon Publishing
for Kindergarten-3rd grade
in Geography Activities & Games (Location: GEO-ACT)
$7.96
Learning Numbers With Button Bear
2nd edition from A Beka Books
for 2-3 years
in A Beka Arithmetic & Mathematics (Location: MAT-ABK)
Let's Color!
Kumon First Steps Workbooks
from Kumon Publishing
for Nursery-Kindergarten
in Kumon First Steps (Location: PRE-KUM)
$5.06
Let's Cut Paper!
Kumon First Steps Workbooks
from Kumon Publishing
for Nursery-Kindergarten
in Kumon First Steps (Location: PRE-KUM)
$5.06
Let's Fold!
Kumon First Steps Workbooks
from Kumon Publishing
for Nursery-Kindergarten
in Kumon First Steps (Location: PRE-KUM)
$5.06
Let's Sticker & Paste!
Kumon First Steps Workbooks
from Kumon Publishing
for Nursery-Kindergarten
in Kumon First Steps (Location: PRE-KUM)
$5.06
Letters and Sounds for 3s
2nd edition from A Beka Books
for Nursery-Preschool
in A Beka Phonics (Location: PHO-ABK)
Letters and Sounds N
from A Beka Books
for 2-3 years
$6.00 (5 in stock)
More Let's Fold!
Kumon First Steps Workbooks
from Kumon Publishing
for Nursery-Kindergarten
in Kumon First Steps (Location: PRE-KUM)
$5.06
My Book of Easy Telling Time
from Kumon Publishing
for Nursery-Kindergarten
in Kumon Basic Skills (Location: PRE-KUM)
$6.76
My Book of Numbers 1-30
from Kumon Publishing
for Preschool-kindergarten
in Kumon Basic Skills (Location: PRE-KUM)
$6.76
My First Book of Lowercase Letters
from Kumon Publishing
for Preschool-1st grade
in Kumon Basic Skills (Location: PRE-KUM)
$6.76
My First Book of Tracing
from Kumon Publishing
for Nursery-preschool
in Kumon Basic Skills (Location: PRE-KUM)
$6.76
My First Book of Uppercase Letters
from Kumon Publishing
for Nursery-kindergarten
in Kumon Basic Skills (Location: PRE-KUM)
$6.76
Numbers and Skills with Button Bear
2nd edition from A Beka Books
for 2-3 years
in A Beka Arithmetic & Mathematics (Location: MAT-ABK)
Spectrum Basic Concepts Preschool
from Spectrum
for Preschool
Study Time Preschool Set
from Study Time Publishers
for Preschool