Now updated with the latest resources–including the best Internet sites–and filled with “excellent yet simple strategies” (Library Journal), this acclaimed guide helps parents make a difference in how their children learn when they go to school. Recommended by the National Center for the Study of Reading. Drawing on her own experience in the education of her two children and her professional experience as an elementary school teacher, Teresa Savage shares her proven techniques on how parents can get their 3- to 6-year-olds ready for school and become active participants in their child’s education. Incorporating the latest research on school-readiness, information on the dyslexic child, updated home-schooling resources, and the best sites on the Internet for parents to help their preschoolers develop basic skills, the book’s eight clearly written, step-by-step chapters include easy-to-follow lesson plans and assignments to teach basic phonics and numbers. Over 60 phonetic learning exercises, 35 games, homemade flashcards, a series of original cartoon strips, and a teacher’s manual for parents encourage a tension-free, fun-filled environment to help children develop skills in motor ability, logic, listening, and comprehension.
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