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Paperback Slow and Steady Get Me Ready For Kindergarten: 260 Activities To Do With Your Child From Age 0 to 5 Book

ISBN: 159160236X

ISBN13: 9781591602361

Slow and Steady Get Me Ready For Kindergarten: 260 Activities To Do With Your Child From Age 0 to 5

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Looking for quick, engaging activities to prepare your child for kindergarten? Spend a few minutes a day with your child in productive, interactive play with Slow and Steady Get Me Ready For Kindergarten Slow and Steady Get Me Ready For Kindergarten abounds with hands-on developmental activities that parents can do with their children between the ages of 0 and 5 years old to get them prepared for kindergarten. June R. Oberlander, a 19-year veteran...

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Great tools, esp for more than one child

I love all the activities in this book. With 260 developmentally targeted games/activities, there's always something new to try. My children (4.5, 2.5, and 5 months) all enjoy this book, and I really like that there's something for all of them. We do the activities together and don't follow the book in 'order' but pull out something that looks interesting whenever we want to try something new. I like the readiness lists in the back of the books as well. With this and "First Art" by MaryAnn F. Kohl, we have busy, creative days!

the PERFECT shower gift & SANITY-SAVER for all parents

I am a mother of 3 year old & a 6 month old. Since my first child was born, I have been looking for ways to help give my children any extra 'help' I can ... and also for ways to entertain and occupy them. I don't plan to home school ... but preschool may be financially out of reach. This is an awesome book! I have checked out numerous books from the library as well as searched the internet for free (and inexpensive) ways to accomplish my above agenda. The author provides great, realistic ideas on how to make your children expand their minds. I was even given the book by Gymboree on activities ... let me tell you, that book was dumb! My daughter never wanted to do those things and it took a lot out of you to set up the projects. This is a book I will put on my list of "perfect gift for a shower" along with the Einstein videos and a bouncy seat. Talk about a life saver.

Great learning games!

Someone suggested I get this book because I was having a hard time thinking up ways to play with my daughter that would intrigue her. The things to do in this book are easy to follow and make use of common household items. I would certainly recommend this book!

Simple weekly activities to stimulate learning, birth - 5

This book was recommended in Susan Wise Bauer's The Well Trained Mind. I have found it invaluable. Each week, there is a new, developmentally- appropriate activity to introduce to your baby/toddler/preschooler. They involve fine and gross motor skills, cognitive skills, listening skills, and many more. The activities are not complicated, nor do they need to be. Oberlander selects activities using common household objects. This is an easily digestible guide to keeping in touch with your child's developmental abilities!

Slow and Steady Get Me Ready

June R. Oberlander has written a book that offers parents two-hundred and fifty opportunities to challenge their own and their baby's creativity, coordination, and numerous other abilities. The projects/games are simple, fun, and economical. I have been delightfully surprised at how my 4 month old has responded each week to the projects (especially when I follow her instructions on how to initiate and use them). If he didn't respond to the specific week's project I have returned to it (as J. Oberlander instructs)and am delighted when it ellicits the positive response. It has helped me be creative (I rate myself as average in creativity). You can still buy the Lamaze infant development toys (they're better to chew on) but one cannot beat the PRACTICALITY of this book's projects. One example from the book is the paper plate with the face drawn on it. Oberlander's instructions coached me as how to turn it slowly around (left-to-right as to enhance left and right tracking and laterality and "awareness of front and back"). He loves it, still. I love his smile. The plate cost ten cents. Her instructions made me aware of such things as acquainting him with the concept of front and back, left and right, and laterality at a very young age. I have no doubt it will build his mind and "ready" him for later concepts. The following is an analogy of the usefulness of this book compared with others I've read on infant development. You remember the crib you bought and had to put together. The other books only give you the picture on the box. Slow and Steady is the instruction manual.
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