What Your Kindergartner Needs to Know

What Your Kindergartner Needs to Know

Preparing Your Child for a Lifetime of Learning

by E. D. Hirsch Jr.
Publisher: Bantam Books
3rd Edition, ©2013, ISBN: 9780345543738
Trade Paperback, 403 pages
Price: $24.00
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Designed for use by parents and teachers, this groundbreaking first volume in the Core Knowledge Series provides kindergartners with the fundamentals they need to prepare them for a lifetime of learning. It sets out the elements a parent or educator should look for in a good kindergarten program and introduces activities that help a child take the first steps in learning to read and write. Featuring a new Introduction and filled with age-appropriate questions and suggestions that stimulate thinking and build vocabulary, this revised and updated edition of What Your Kindergartner Needs to Know also includes:

• Favorite poems—read and recite together from Mother Goose, A. A. Milne, Langston Hughes, and more, all beautifully illustrated

• Beloved stories and fables—read aloud from “The Three Little Pigs,” “The Ugly Duckling,” “Cinderella,” Winnie-the-Pooh, “The Velveteen Rabbit,” and many more, including multicultural folktales from African, Japanese, and Native American traditions

• Familiar sayings and phrases—impart traditional wisdom such as “Where there’s a will, there’s a way” and “Better safe than sorry” • History and geography—a friendly introduction to our world, complete with simple questions and fun activities

• Visual arts—painting, drawing, cutting, and pasting go hand in hand with learning about color and helping a child look at and talk about great works of art

• Music—many musical experiences for parents and children to participate in, along with dozens of songs to sing and dance to

• Math—lively and interesting exposure to concepts and operations that provide a springboard to later mastery

• Science—activities that let children observe, experience, and get their hands dirty while exploring the wonders of nature

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