I have written two eBooks so far and have plans for a few more. Check out the books below:
What You Can Expect to Learn From This Book:
- A balanced approach towards reading with comprehension and enjoyment as the ultimate goal.
- The importance of reading aloud to your child even after she has become a proficient reader herself.
- Tips for teaching your child to identify the letters of the alphabet within her environment.
- Activities that promote literacy while incorporating multiple senses and areas of development.
- Comprehension strategies that ensure your child is remembering and retaining what she has read.
- Simple phonemic awareness activities that you can easily incorporate into your daily routine.
- The necessity for teaching phonics and sight words.
- Decoding strategies that will engage your child.
- Tips on choosing “just right” books for your child to read independently.
Here is what you can expect from Getting Ready for Kindergarten:
- Written by teachers and moms: Both Becky and I are former teachers and now moms to children of multiple ages. We have a realistic perspective on both sides of the coin.
- Includes the Building Blocks of Kindergarten: We have laid out 47 “building blocks”, or skills, that we feel are important for your child to have experience with before starting kindergarten. Your child’s developmental block tower will have a different shape and order than my child’s or your neighbor’s, but everyone is working towards the goal of encouraging kids to love learning and to be successful. Sometimes our blocks will be sideways or scattered, but they still provide a necessary foundation for future learning.
- Emphasizes all Aspects of Development: Social and self-help development are of equal importance to number recognition and pre-reading skills. We look at the whole child, not just school subjects.
- Includes Common Sense Tips: This is not a workbook, rather this book is chock full of real-life, hands-on common sense tips for moms and dads. We have included a few printables in the appendix of the book, but the majority of the book is simple ways to engage with your kids through play and real-world experiences.