Let's Get Ready For Kindergarten
by Stacey Kannenberg
Cedar Valley Publishing
Let’s Get Ready gives parents, a step by step guide that makes it not only easy, but fun to prepare your little one for their first day of kindergarten. No longer will parents wonder if they have covered all the necessary skills. No more trying to guess what will be expected of your child… because it’s all here in this quality children’s book. Beyond the mastery of basic skills, utilizing Let’s Get Ready strengthens the bond between parent and child, establishes at an early age that learning is fun, resulting in positive self-esteem and the desire to accept new learning challenges.
Children will be immersed in an educational environment filled with bright colors, shapes, rhymes, number and alphabet sequences, and so much more. Important lessons of equality and acceptance are embedded in the very fabric of this series and quietly presented through the cultural diversity of Mrs. Good’s students, “the cedar valley kids.” The actual design takes the no-stick, high gloss concept a step further, by utilizing dry erase compatibility, these books will be used again and again.From the ‘early skills checklist’ at the beginning, to the parent tips at the end, Let’s Get Ready For Kindergarten is well organized, highly entertaining, easy to use, and packed with information that will give children a strong foundation on which to build their future. Let’s Get Ready For Kindergarten has been recognized by Parent to Parent, winning the Adding Wisdom Award, Silver Addy Award for the illustrations and was selected by Orca Communications Best Guide as a top new product. However, I feel confident saying… the smiles, giggles, and excitement witnessed by parents as their children learn and have fun doing so, is by far the best reward of all.
Note: Don’t forget to keep an eye out for Mrs. Good’s assistant, “peek-a-blue”, hiding throughout the book!
Let’s Get Ready for First Grade
Stacey Kannenberg & Linda Desimowich
Cedar Valley Publishing
“The Cedar Valley Kids” are back in the second installment of this nationally recognized children’s series, with a new teacher, Mrs. Best, in Let’s Get Ready for First Grade. This is an absolute must have for parents with children preparing for elementary school. Age appropriate, thorough, colorful and entertaining, Mrs. Best guides the ‘reader’ through a myriad of activities which are all taken from the standard first grade curriculum. From vowels and consonants, proper pronunciation of short and long sounds, to the always tricky ‘silent e’, children will laugh while they learn. Lessons build upon themselves, utilizing that which was mastered yesterday as the base to build something new today. For example the lessons dealing with numbers begin with counting, differentiate between odds and evens, skip counting, and finally addition and subtraction of small sets. (1+2 or 7-3)
The Let’s Get Ready series demonstrates that learning can be fun and exciting. And with parents being the single most influential person in any child’s life, it only makes sense that establishing a positive attitude towards learning, education and books in general starts at home. It’s now easier than ever for busy parents to spend quality time with their children, building the basic skills necessary to succeed, while at the same time reinforcing the family bond. I have heard many parents say “I would do anything for my child”… all the work has been done, organizing the information that meets the standard guidelines, presenting it in an informative, exciting and entertaining way, via a reusable format (high gloss, non-stick, dry erase compatible pages) at an affordable price — what more could parents and educators ask for? Of course…. Let’s Get Ready for… Second….Third…