What is Before Five in a Row? Let’s begin with what it isn’t. It isn’t a curriculum. Neither is it an aggressive, academic training regimen designed to turn your pre-schooler into a scholastic superachiever.
It is a rich treasure of creative ideas designed to help you gently, consistently prepare your children for the life-long adventure of learning.
For children ages two to four, Before Five in a Row is better than a curriculum!
The book is divided into two parts. The first section contains hundreds of simple ideas and activities developed around 23 of the finest books ever written for young children. You’ll find delightful activities built around such wonderful classics as Jesse Bear, What Will You Wear?, The Runaway Bunny, The Carrot Seed, Corduroy, Caps for Sale, The ABC Bunny, The Snowy Day, Katy-No-Pocket and Blueberries for Sal. Each unit provides creative ideas and enjoyable activities designed to cultivate intimacy with your child while building vital learning-readiness skills.
Part two of Before Five in a Row is a rich resource, filled with specific ideas designed to help you prepare children for learning through simple, everyday activities. You’ll find ideas for bathtime, bedtime, in the kitchen, at the grocery store and much more; information and inspiration to help you maximize these precious years and prepare your children for real learning!
If you have a toddler or preschooler (or a grandchild in this age range), and you want to create memories and begin to foster a love of learning through literature, Five in a Row is perfect for you! Follow this series about Before Five in a Row over the next several Tuesdays as we explore different ways to successfully implement Before Five in a Row into the time you spend with the preschooler in your life.