Supplemental Materials

A child that is ready for Kindergarten will be able to listen to picture books for up to thirty minutes.  Some might even be ready to listen to simple chapter books.  One of the best ways you can prepare your child for school is to read to him or her everyday.

Here is a list of books and videos I recommend to reinforce what we are learning at school.  Most of these titles are available at your local public library.

Anthology: 
What Your Preschooler Needs to Know edited by E.D Hirsch, Jr. and Linda Bevilacqua
(This book is a fabulous collection of nursery rhymes, songs, stories, science, history and art) 

Picture books:
Alligator Cookies by James Young
Chicka Chicka Boom Boom by Bill Martin Jr. and John Archambault 
Dancing Dinos at the Beach by Sally Lucas
Fancy Nancy by Jane O'Connor 
Go, Dog.  Go! by P.D. Eastman 
If You Give a Mouse a Cookie by Laura Numeroff
Jumanji by Chris Van Allsburg 
Owen by Kevin Henkes
The Lion and the Mouse by Jerry Pinkey
The Way I Feel by Janan Cain

DVDs:
"The Letter Factory" by Leap Frog (great for teaching letter knowledge)
"ABC's" by Signing Time