Designed to be used with children ages 2 through 4, Before Five in a Row is a rich treasury of creative ideas that help you gently, consistently prepare your children for the lifelong adventure of learning. Now in a revised second edition, this bestselling volume is the foundation for inspired learning through great books and future studies with the entire Five in a Row curriculum.
Before Five in a Row is divided into two parts. Part One contains hundreds of simple ideas and activities developed around 24 of the finest books ever written for young children. You’ll find delightful activities built around such wonderful classics as The Runaway Bunny, The Carrot Seed, Corduroy, Caps for Sale, We’re Going on a Bear Hunt, The Snowy Day, Katy No-Pocket and Blueberries for Sal. Each unit provides creative ideas and enjoyable activities designed to cultivate joyful intimacy with your child while building vital learning-readiness skills.
Part Two is a rich resource filled with specific ideas designed to help you prepare children for learning through simple, everyday activities. You will also find ideas for bath time, bedtime, in the kitchen, at the grocery store, and much more—information and inspiration to help you maximize these precious years, guiding and preparing your children well for their future academic journeys.
New features in this second edition include a new design with updated illustrations, Animal Classification Cards that help children develop simple, enjoyable classification skills, and Story Disks and a Storybook Map that provide hands-on fun and prepare your child for later studies with More Before Five in a Row and Five in a Row.
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