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Short, yet detailed sections are divided into general categories of language & literature, history & geography, visual arts, music, mathematics, and science. Sub-categories include many subjects that comprise the basic knowledge that a kindergarten-age child should know. Clearly written, each topic is approximately a page in length and conveys interesting and challenging content. From building literacy skills and favorite nursery rhymes to common songs and counting, your Grade K student will receive a thorough sweep of knowledge critical for further success. 403 pages, softcover, indexed.
This revised edition includes a new introduction.
|Title: What Your Kindergartner Needs to Know: Preparing Your Child for a Lifetume of Learning - Revised and Updated|
By: E.D. Hirsch, Jr. & John Holdren eds.
Number of Pages: 401
Publication Date: 2013
|Dimensions: 9 X 7.50 (inches)|
Weight: 2 pounds 4 ounces
Series: Core Knowledge
Stock No: WW543739
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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 poemsread and recite together from Mother Goose, A. A. Milne, Langston Hughes, and more, all beautifully illustrated
• Beloved stories and fablesread 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 phrasesimpart traditional wisdom such as "Where theres a will, theres a way" and "Better safe than sorry"
• History and geographya friendly introduction to our world, complete with simple questions and fun activities
• Visual artspainting, 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
• Musicmany musical experiences for parents and children to participate in, along with dozens of songs to sing and dance to
• Mathlively and interesting exposure to concepts and operations that provide a springboard to later mastery
• Scienceactivities that let children observe, experience, and get their hands dirty while exploring the wonders of nature