All bookseller links are provided so you can get more information about a book. We have affiliate relationships with Barefoot Books, Amazon.com, and Tapestry Books. All revenue generated from sales through these venues is used strictly to cover website costs and minimize donation requests and fundraising campaigns.
"For the first time in the [26-year]history of the survey—conducted five times since 1982—the overall adult literary r... More
Summary: The book gives little blips about ways children can get ready for kindergarten and how their parents can prepare them for the big day of first grade. This is a workbook for preschoolers and kindergarteners.
Type of Reading: playtime reading, interactive reading
Recommended Age: read together: 5 to 8; read yourself: na
Interest Level: 4 to 6
Age of Child: Read with 4 classes of kindergartners (and their parents) at W.M. Anderson Primary School, Kingstree, SC participated in this book review as part of our Use Your ABCs program.
Young Reader Reaction: The kids didn't like this book.
Adult Reader Reaction: The parents liked the helpful strategies, but the readability was much too high for some of our parents. Itï¿½s an excellent resource for parenting centers and should be used for group activities for parenting workshops.
Pros: This is a useful book for helping parents understand the requirements for first grade and to help them prepare their children.
Cons: This is a book for parents to instruct the child. The reading level of the material itself may be beyond some parents' capabilities.
Borrow or Buy: Borrow or buy. This is a definite "must" for parenting resource centers in schools.