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Title:
Ready--start--school! : nurturing and guiding your child through preschool & kindergarten
Author:
Rief, Sandra F.
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Publication Information:
Paramus, NJ : Prentice Hall Press, [2001]

©2001
Physical Description:
xvi, 240 pages ; 23 cm
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780735202993
Format :
Book

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Ready to meet your child's first teacher? Then look in the mirror and say "hello!"

The parent is a child's first and most important teacher. The mere interaction of parent and child - from cooing and playing to cuddling up and reading a nursery rhyme to tackling the everyday challenges of walking, talking, and tying shoes - is the warm-up for what is formally known as school.

Drawing upon her experiences as a teacher and a mother, Sandra Rief shows parents how to stimulate and encourage learning in reading and writing, language and communication, thinking and reasoning, plus promote good social and emotional behaviors and improve gross and fine motor skills. This practical, easy-to-understand guide is designed to help boosts a child's performance in school and increase the opportunities for success in life.

Included are many strategies, learning games, and activities that are enjoyable as well as educationally sound for:

· Building letter-sound skills necessary for reading
· Developing emergent and beginning writing skills
· Introducing numbers and math skills
· Helping your child be a good listener
· Encouraging your child's problem-solving and social skills


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Publisher's Weekly Review

In Ready... Start... School! Nurturing and Guiding Your Child Through Preschool & Kindergarten, Sandra F. Rief emphasizes that "[t]he message of this book is to enjoy your young child." This educator, who specializes in learning disabilities, concentrates on the crucial years from three to five, when great brain activity occurs and kids absorb enormous amounts of information. The most important thing is learning language, which facilitates reading, and each child develops individually within predictable stages. Enrolling a child in preschool or kindergarten can be a difficult decision and depends on the readiness of the individual child. Rief offers reassurance in short simple sections with checklists for each stage of development and an emphasis on talking with children and listening to them. She also provides ideas for developing cognitive and math skills, lists of resources and advice on what to do if there are signs of disabilities or difficulties. (Sept.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved