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Play & Learn: 1001 fun activities for your baby & child

1001 Fun Activities For Your Baby and Child
Play & Learn
1001 fun activities for your baby and child
Dr. Roni Cohen Leiderman
Dr. Wendy Masi
ISBN 10: 1554700337
ISBN 13: 978-1554700332
Key Porter Books
www.keyporter.com

“Learn through play with Gymboree books”

Play & Learn concentrates on key areas of development through age appropriate activities which enhance motor skills, problem solving, coordination, language skills and encourage individual creativity and imagination. 1001 activities for children from birth to age five provides ideas for parents to connect with their children at every stage, helps build a strong sense of self and fosters a positive attitude towards learning.

The first thing I noticed was the sturdy cover, the colorful tab-style layout, with the age clearly marked on the center tab, which makes finding the exact section you’re looking for a breeze. The book is filled with gorgeous pictures of children at every stage, brilliant art work and lots and lots of color. At the beginning of each age change (0+, 3mo+, 6mo+, etc.) the authors have written an introduction page that includes a set of four milestones, displayed in color-coded boxes, giving parents a heads-up on what to expect as your little one reaches important and life-changing milestones.

Some of the activities include, recording your child’s favorite book on tape, making and decorating gingerbread cookies to enjoy while reading the story, playing footsie and the time tested trick to stop restaurant melt-downs, Mr. Fork and Ms. Spoon. The book is jam-packed with simple but ingenious ideas that help parents amuse and entertain even the fussiest child. With no preparation needed, using everyday household items, or sometimes just the sound of your own voice, these activities will enrich your relationship with your children and provide years of priceless memories.

This is an excellent tool for parents and caregivers, that I highly recommend. Loaded with fun activities that make life a little bit easier for tired parents and lots of fun for curious, energetic little ones.

Happy Reading!
-RJ
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Re: “Silly Sentences ABC”


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Silly Sentences ABC
by Sunshine
ISBN: 1-59926-576-1
ISBN: 978-1599-265766
cover design by: Rebecca Stiner

www.sensationalsunshine.com 

Silly Sentences is in a single word…Amazing! The alphabet is presented in a lyrical style, with individual letters featured in the accompanying dialogue. For example: The letter ‘B’ – “big bugs bathe bears.” Each illustration represents the text perfectly and are chock-full of small details that readers and listeners will linger over. A variety of shapes, sizes and colors are combined to create this eye-catching stroll through the alphabet.

For any child, the importance of a solid educational foundation is paramount in their development. Silly Sentences is a book based around the alphabet and especially designed in an interesting and entertaining way to encourage learning. Who better than a child to understand what interests and intrigues children? This book was created, written and fully illustrated by child prodigy, Sunshine, at the tender age of twelve. If you are looking for a helpful book, that’s a lot of fun or something to spark the imagination of your little one, Silly Sentences can’t be beat, it’s a true visual and verbal treat!

Keep an eye out for Miss Sunshine, with her depth, creativity and ability to bring her imagination to life on paper, we are sure to hear great things from her in the future!

Happy Reading!
RJ xx
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Re: Bob Books (set 1) from Scholastic

bobs-books-set-1.jpg Bob Books
Set 1 *Beginning Readers
ISBN:0-439-84500-9
ISBN:978-0439-845007
Published by Scholastic

With numerous early reader tools available today the Bob Books series truly starts at the beginning. Arriving in a sturdy, compact, brightly colored blue box are twelve books, perfect for little hands just learning the art of holding a book and turning pages independently. Each book is comprised of 12 pages, containing three letter words. Because young readers are easily distracted by glossy, high color images, utilizing simple, black and white drawings help children remain focused on the words first and the pictures second. The gradual addition of new sounds, improves and expands the vocabulary of very young readers. Thus instilling confidence and nuturing the natural desire to learn new things.

It’s important to remember that every child is different – parents have to decide (independently) what is best for his or her child and at what stage you feel it is appropriate to introduce educational/learning tools. Keeping in mind that it’s never too soon to start fostering an education based environment.

I recommend Bob Books to all parents, care givers and teachers… it would be wonderful to see these colorful little boxes on shelves from coast to coast. The best way to encourage a new generation of readers is to start early! I will share Bob Books with my grandkids…someday!

Happy Reading!
RJ

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Extra Information:

Bob Books have been divided into 5 sets, each gradually adding new sights and sounds featuring a controlled vocabulary.

As a teacher, the author Bobby Lynn Maslen created simple, easy to read stories for her students. These would eventually be organized and released in the form of Bob Books. Each of the five boxed sets are uniquely color coded and continue your childs progression into the world of independent reading. The beginning set that introduces young children to the basic idea of connecting letters and organizing them to make words and utilizing phonics to sound words out.

The Magic of Bob Books from Scholastic
5 sets

Set 1: Beginning Readers (blue box) = 12 books, 12 pages each, 3 letter words, consistent sounds

Set 2: Advancing Readers (orange box) = 12 books, 16 pages each, Primarily 3 letter words, consistent
sounds & sight words.

Set 3: Word Families (yellow box) = 10 books, 16 pages each, 8 stories + 2 activity books. Short vowels
continue, adding blends & compound words

Set 4: Compound Words (gray box) = 4 books of 16 pages each + 4 books of 24 pages each. New blends,
more sight words, & longer compound words

Set 5: Long Vowels (red box) = 4 books of 16 pages each + 4 books of 24 pages each. New blends, more
sight words, & longer compound words. Strong emphasis on long vowels.

 

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Review: Let’s Get Ready for First Grade

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Let's Get Ready for First Grade! (Let's Get Ready Series) (Let's Get Ready Series)Let’s Get Ready for First Grade
Stacey Kannenberg & Linda Desimowich
ISBN-13: 978-1933476-100
ISBN-10: 1-933476-10-9
Cedar Valley Publishing

www.cedarvalleypublishing.com

“The Cedar Valley Kids” are back in the second installment of this nationally recognized children’s series, with a new teacher, Mrs. Best, in Let’s Get Ready for First Grade. This is an absolute must have for parents with children preparing for elementary school. Age appropriate, thorough, colorful and entertaining, Mrs. Best guides the ‘reader’ through a myriad of activities which are all taken from the standard first grade curriculum. From vowels and consonants, proper pronunciation of short and long sounds, to the always tricky ‘silent e’, children will laugh while they learn. Lessons build upon themselves, utilizing that which was mastered yesterday as the base to build something new today. For example the lessons dealing with numbers begin with counting, differentiate between odds and evens, skip counting, and finally addition and subtraction of small sets. (1+2 or 7-3)

The Let’s Get Ready series demonstrates that learning can be fun and exciting. And with parents being the single most influential person in any child’s life, it only makes sense that establishing a positive attitude towards learning, education and books in general starts at home. It’s now easier than ever for busy parents to spend quality time with their children, building the basic skills necessary to succeed, while at the same time reinforcing the family bond. I have heard many parents say “I would do anything for my child”… all the work has been done, organizing the information that meets the standard guidelines, presenting it in an informative, exciting and entertaining way, via a reusable format (high gloss, non-stick, dry erase compatible pages) at an affordable price — what more could parents and educators ask for? Of course…. Let’s Get Ready for… Second….Third…

Happy Reading!
RJ xx
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3dball24.gifNote: Don’t forget to keep an eye out for Mrs. Best’s assistant, “Yodie Coyote”, hiding throughout the book! There are plans to expand the series to include all elementary grades.

Parents should get involved with their local schools and contact their representatives, to make the Let’s Get Ready for First Grade available to children preparing to enter elementary school, regardless of socio-economic status.

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Review: Let’s Get Ready for Kindergarten

Let's Get Ready for Kindergarten! (Let's Get Ready Series) (Let's Get Ready Series)Let’s Get Ready for Kindergarten
Stacey Kannenberg & Linda Desimowich
ISBN-13: 978-1-933476-00-1
ISBN-10: 1-933476-00-1
Cedar Valley Publishing

www.cedarvalleypublishing.com

Let’s Get Ready gives parents, a step by step guide that makes it not only easy, but fun to prepare your little one for their first day of kindergarten. No longer will parents wonder if they have covered all the necessary skills. No more trying to guess what will be expected of your child… because it’s all here in this quality children’s book. Beyond the mastery of basic skills, utilizing Let’s Get Ready strengthens the bond between parent and child, establishes at an early age that learning is fun, resulting in positive self-esteem and the desire to accept new learning challenges.

Children will be immersed in an educational environment filled with bright colors, shapes, rhymes, number and alphabet sequences, and so much more. Important lessons of equality and acceptance are embedded in the very fabric of this series and quietly presented through the cultural diversity of Mrs. Good’s students, “the cedar valley kids.” The actual design takes the no-stick, high gloss concept a step further, by utilizing dry erase compatibility, these books will be used again and again.From the ‘early skills checklist’ at the beginning, to the parent tips at the end, Let’s Get Ready For Kindergarten is well organized, highly entertaining, easy to use, and packed with information that will give children a strong foundation on which to build their future. Let’s Get Ready For Kindergarten has been recognized by Parent to Parent, winning the Adding Wisdom Award, Silver Addy Award for the illustrations and was selected by Orca Communications Best Guide as a top new product. However, I feel confident saying… the smiles, giggles, and excitement witnessed by parents as their children learn and have fun doing so, is by far the best reward of all. Happy Reading!
RJ xx
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Note:  Don’t forget to keep an eye out for Mrs. Good’s assistant, “peek-a-blue”, hiding throughout the book!
Let’s Get Ready for First Grade is now available and there are plans to expand the series to include all the elementary grades.
Parents should get involved with their local school and contact their representatives to make the Let’s Get Ready for Kindergarten available to all pre-k age children, regardless of socio-economic status.
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Re: Elwood’s Crown by Shannon Rumple


   Elwood’s Crown
elwoods-crown-by-shannon-rumple.jpgShannon Rumple
children’s/bilingual
ISBN-13: 978-1-4259-7742-9
Published by AuthorHouse

www.authorhouse.com
www.srstories.com

Shannon Rumple introduces readers to a feisty frog and his loving mom, in her debut children’s book, entitled, Elwood’s Crown. Important life lessons are cleverly woven into the very fabric of this heartwarming tale of responsibility, accountability and personal character. The first thing I noticed was the unique layout of this book. Designed so that when opened, one page is dedicated to art work, while the opposing page displays the written story. The full page, black canvas illustrations compliment the story, creating a captivating visual to keep wondering eyes interested. On each adjacent page, English occupies the fist half of the page, with the Spanish translation, paragraph in full, underneath. Thus providing an excellent teaching tool for those learning English as a second language. While at the same time, giving parents of English speaking children the opportunity to introduce their children to the Spanish language. Both of which lay the foundation of cultural acceptance and understanding.

Filled with interesting illustrations and engaging text, Elwood’s Crown addresses important questions of behavior and character, for the whole family. Shannon has been busy working on Elwood’s second adventure, “Fly Cake”, tentatively scheduled for release next summer. There’s much to love about Elwood’s Crown, with the seamless bilingual format inside, the overall dimensions, thick pages, and slick coat, easy to clean cover, this is a well constructed, family friendly book, that will undoubtedly spend very little time on the shelf.

NOTE: All autographed copies of Elwood’s Crown, include a collector’s edition, post card size, puzzle. This is a special offer and only available through the author’s website.

Happy Reading!
RJ   😉
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