Slow and Steady Get Me Ready

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Xulon Press, 2002 - Family & Relationships - 356 pages
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Looking for quick, engaging activities to prepare your child for kindergarten? Spend a few minutes a day with your child in productive, interactive play with Slow and Steady Get Me Ready For Kindergarten!

Slow and Steady Get Me Ready For Kindergarten abounds with hands-on developmental activities that parents can do with their children between the ages of 0 and 5 years old to get them prepared for kindergarten. June R. Oberlander, a 19-year veteran kindergarten teacher in Fairfax County, Virginia, first published this book in 1988. Now her granddaughter, Hannah Oberlander, a current teacher in Loudoun County, Virginia, has updated and enhanced these classic activities for today's parents of the next generation.

Organized in an easy-to-read format, these mini lessons prompt moms, dads, grandparents, caretakers, and guardians to play short, practical games with their children with step-by-step instructions, tips, and photos to guide them along the way. Activities are sorted for each age group between birth and kindergarten. Not only do they give a ballpark idea of how your child is developing, but also what activities and tasks he or she is currently ready for and what to be working towards over the weeks. Each activity has a box that clues parents in to which skills they are developing with their child. In addition, book ideas are referenced for each activity throughout Ages 3 and 4 to promote pre-reading skills and motivation.

Slow and Steady Get Me Ready is like no other guide to developmental play ideas for today's child. These activities are tried and true to engage your youngster for specific purposes that will enrich his or her physical and mental growth during these crucial years of a child's life. No iPod app or electronic resource can replace a parent's face-to-face interaction with his or her child. Recognizing that time in every home is always scarce, these quick and simple activities foster parent-child contact that is not only constructive but also meaningful.

Standards for kindergarten entrance and placement have risen over the past thirty years. Educators and experts have concluded that early and consistent stimulation before entering school is essential to a child's development. Thus, it's more important than ever before for parents and caretakers of young children to promote early development through motor skills, communication, and cognitive learning. Slow and Steady Get Me Ready For Kindergarten is just the tool! The most-rewarding job in the world is parenting, so why not get off on the right foot?

 

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Review: Slow and Steady, Get Me Ready

User Review  - Holly - Christianbook.com

This was a wonderful baby gift with activities for babies through age 5. The instructions are easy to follow using items found around the house. I like the developmental checklists and all the practical advice for helping my children grow and learn. Could use a few more illustrations. Read full review

Review: Slow and Steady, Get Me Ready

User Review  - Barbara Jelmeland - Christianbook.com

I am using this as a resource for my parents. It is so easy to use and I am not asking parents to spend a lot of time and money to really help their kids learn. The parents know what their goal in doing the activities is so are more motivated to work on them. Read full review

Contents

Move the Body Parts
2
The Sock Ball
8
Week
11
EyeHand Coordination
14
Week
17
Listen and Do
20
Week
23
Move to Grasp
26
Slide and Roll
145
Eggs in the Carton 123
151
Is It Hot or Cold?
157
Leaf Matching
163
Week 11
166
What is its Use?
169
Balf Bounce
176
Colorful Fish
182

Week
29
Stacking and Falling
32
Week
35
Blowing Bubbles and Water Splash
38
Week
41
Poking
44
Week
47
Command and Do
50
The Face and Head Game
57
5
62
Lets Go Walking
63
What is Moving?
69
Rhythm Band Music
75
Upstairs and Downstairs
81
Where Is the Room?
87
On and Off
93
Flowers in the Basket
99
The Big Button
105
Open and Close
111
Humpty Dumpty
114
Toss in the Can
120
Jump and Hop
126
Feely Bag Fun
132
Week 10
137
What Belongs in the Drawer?
139
Me
189
Guess What?
196
Pouring
202
On and Off
208
Foot Shapes
214
Fabric Match
221
Fold It and Discover
228
What is Missing?
234
Finish It
240
Playing With Shapes
243
Week 12
246
Sewing is Fun
250
Bouncing Bb
256
Week 13
262
Week 16
268
Week 20
275
Week 23
281
Week 27
288
Week 31
294
Week 34
300
Week 38
306
Week 44
312
Week 47
318
Week 52
324
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