What Your Kindergartner Needs to Know: Preparing Your Child for a Lifetime of Learning (Paperback)

By E. D. Hirsch, Jr. (Editor), John Holdren (Editor)
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Help your child exceed the Common Core standards with the revised and updated "What Your Kindergartner Needs to Know"
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Designed for use by parents and teachers, this groundbreaking first volume in the Core Knowledge Series provides kindergartners with the fundamentals they need to prepare them for a lifetime of learning. It sets out the elements a parent or educator should look for in a good kindergarten program and introduces activities that help a child take the first steps in learning to read and write. Featuring a new Introduction and filled with age-appropriate questions and suggestions that stimulate thinking and build vocabulary, this revised and updated edition of "What Your Kindergartner Needs to Know "also includes
- Favorite poems--read and recite together from Mother Goose, A. A. Milne, Langston Hughes, and more, all beautifully illustrated
- Beloved stories and fables--read aloud from "The Three Little Pigs," "The Ugly Duckling," "Cinderella," "Winnie-the-Pooh, " "The Velveteen Rabbit," and many more, including multicultural folktales from African, Japanese, and Native American traditions
- Familiar sayings and phrases--impart traditional wisdom such as "Where there's a will, there's a way" and "Better safe than sorry"
- History and geography--a friendly introduction to our world, complete with simple questions and fun activities
- Visual arts--painting, drawing, cutting, and pasting go hand in hand with learning about color and helping a child look at and talk about great works of art
- Music--many musical experiences for parents and children to participate in, along with dozens of songs to sing and dance to
- Math--lively and interesting exposure to concepts and operations that provide a springboard to later mastery
- Science--activities that let children observe, experience, and get their hands dirty while exploring the wonders of nature.

About the Author

Holdren has been a teacher of writing and literature at the University of Virginia and Harvard University, and is now Director of Research and Communications of the Core Knowledge Foundation.
Product Details
ISBN: 9780345543738
ISBN-10: 0345543734
Publisher: Bantam
Publication Date: July 16th, 2013
Pages: 403
Language: English