Item description for Ready for Kindergarten: An Award Winning Teacher's Plan to Prepare Your Child for School by Sharon Wilkins...
Overview Filled with 156 fun activities designed to equip boys and girls for school success, this unique little book by an award-winning early-childhood teacher with 27 years of educational experience will help parents give their preschool children a head start in such core subjects as math, reading, science, art, and music.
Publishers Description You are the most important teacher your child will ever have. Filled with 156 fun activities designed to equip boys and girls for school success, this unique little book can show you how to help your child lay the foundation for developing healthy friendships and a love for God. In addition, it can help you give your child a giant head start in such core subjects as math, reading, science, art, and music! Through three simple, creative activities per week, you can laugh and play with your child while teaching important skills. Let an award-winning kindergarten teacher with twenty-four years of classroom experience show how exciting activities -- from making your initials out of Play Doh to building a cardboard train out of boxes -- can make your child Ready for Kindergarten!
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Sharon Wilkins has been an early childhood educator for more than 30 years. She is a two-time nominee of Walt Disney's Teacher of the Year award and has contributed to four books and written numerous articles for national publications. Sharon speaks at workshops and conferences and on numerous radio and TV talk shows. She and her family live in Arizona and operate the Wilkins Learning Center. www.sharonwilkins.com.
Sharon Wilkins currently resides in the state of Arizona.
Reviews - What do customers think about Ready For Kindergarten?
Well balanced activities. Jan 15, 2007
A wide variety of off the wall activities I wouldn't really think to do but probably a good idea to walk through before kindergarten. Very pleasant for my daughter. She seems to think we're just playing. My 2 year old likes to get in on the action too. Learning to follow directions is part of training. Yes, there is a religious reference at the top of each lessen but its completely optional to read and does not affect the activity at all. It is just a little something for Mommy...like being thankful for this child. Nothing over the top.
Kids and Parents Love It! Mar 8, 2005
We bought this book a couple of weeks ago at the suggestion of our school's principal to prepare our son for junior kindergarten. The book has excellent activities that our son loves to do, and we as parents enjoy doing with him. Our son will bring the book to us and say, "Let's do something fun!" It provides a fun way for him to build a foundation in learning in preparation for kindergarten. As Christian parents, we appreciate the "A Minute for Mom" section given for each project. The scripture, short prayers and quotes are tremendous encouragement for parents. We also love the references within the "Activities" section pointing to God's love for us and His creation and how we should pray in thankfulness for all He has given us as His children.
Christian oriented Jan 12, 2005
I was looking for ideas to do with my daughter, with which this was slightly helpful. I didn't however appreciate the constant references to God and Jesus in ALOT of the activities. I didn't see any mention of this in reviews/description so I was very disappointed. The back of the book DOES say 'foundation for develpoing healthy friendships and a love for God'.
Excellent resource! Feb 18, 2002
My son will be starting kindergarten in September and I feel this book is a great resource to prepare him. I enjoy the activities and it gives us a structured time to "play" together. I also enjoy the references to religion as that is important to our family.
Great Source for Parents/Professionals May 22, 2000
The expertise of the author is revealed in this volume packed with ideas for readying your child for kindergarten. The ideas are simple, fun, and speak to the whole child. Wilkins experiences as a teacher and parent have made this book a wonderful resource for anyone who is responsible for the care/education of children. The ideas are applicable and adaptable for ages infant through kindergarten. An added feature of the book are the daily positive thoughts and inspiration for those working with children. This book is my new favorite gift to new parents and professionals.