Can you remember back to the first time you read something all by yourself instead of your parents reading to you? When your child is four to six years old or whenever they are ready to learn the building blocks to reading--Hooked on Phonics Learn to Read Kindergarten makes it easy for you as a parent to play a role in helping your child become a confident reader. There are so many firsts at this time of a child's life, including getting used to going to school on their own! Here is a chance for you to be part of one of the most important learning processes learning to read. Hooked on Phonics makes it easy for you and fun for your kids! Hooked on Phonics Learn to Read Kindergarten is based on research, approved by the Children s Reading Foundation and designed in conjunction with leading educators, renowned authors and most important, parents. Hooked on Phonics Learn to Read Kindergarten uses engaging phonics-based activities, music videos, and online games to help your child become a confident reader. Each unit concludes with a storybook specially written to support the skills your child has learned so far in the program and this is a book they can read to you proudly, on their own! Each lesson takes only about 20 minutes a day. Hooked on Phonics Learn to Read Kindergarten covers letter names, letter sounds, uppercase letters, lowercase letters, and blending sounds. Learn to Read Kindergarten includes: 12 original storybooks that feature an exciting range of beautifully illustrated stories2 storybooks by the award-winning children s book authors and illustrators, David Ezra Stein and Rosemary Wells2 reading workbooks that will guide you and your child through all of the lessons and many fun activities2 DVDs filled with music videos and engaging, animated introductions to each lesson, where letters come to life2 sets of stickers so a child can proudly mark their progress in the workbooks and celebrate their successQuick Start Guides1 bonus Hooked on Phonics DVD, FUNtastic AnimalsNow featuring a free online Learn to Read experience - In addition to what's in the box, Hooked on Phonics Learn to Read Kindergarten now offers unique online components to deliver a rich, multisensory learning experience for your child. Each level of Learn to Read comes with a serial number that lets you sign up for free online content. Simply register and you will be able to access online games, downloadable content, printables, and custom book recommendations. You will also be able to track your child's progress on their own personalized learning path. Online Games - Simple and engaging online games designed specifically to reinforce the subject matter your child has just completed in the lesson. Printables - Fun activity sheets you can download and print. Each activity is designed to reinforce the lesson your child has just completed. Custom Book Recommendations specifically tailored to reinforce the unit your child has just completed. Book Details:Format: PaperbackPublication Date: 9/1/2009Pages: Reading Level: Age 4 and Up
Educo Pull Along Mini Block Cart Educo Pull Along Mini Block Cart is made of natural wood for fun pushing and pulling. This mini block cart is bright green in color and comes with eight blocks in different shapes. This cart encourages kids to match shapes, develop fine motor skills and improve eye-hand coordination as they sort, build and pull along these colorful blocks. Why You'll Love It: It is a great pull along and play toy that promises fun as well as learning for kids. Age: 1 year and up Features Supports cognitive development Made of plywood and maple Colored with nontoxic paints Environmental friendly Includes 2 triangular blocks 2 rectangular prisms 2 cylinders 2 cubes Additional play tips ABOUT HAPE Hape was founded in 1986 by Peter Handstein in Germany after he visited hundreds of schools and talked with hundreds of educators giving him a unique understanding of the power of play. Hape Toys has since grown into one of the world's largest producers of toys made from sustainable materials. Neither culture, nor language, nor gender inhibits the intuitive process of play. All of the products meet, and more often, exceed the strictest international standards for quality and safety. But behind the innovative designs and meticulous quality lies the even stronger ethos of Hape. Our Mission Hape believes that the future begins and belongs to our children. It is our duty to leave them with infinite possibilities, not unsolvable problems. Our toys are created to inspire play, learning, and exploration of the world we live in; through responsible business practices we aspire to leave the world in a better condition than when we received it. Our Philosophy Hape toys are designed first and foremost for children. Each product is developed to enhance a child's developmental skills. Neither language, nor culture, nor gender impedes the intuitive play patterns. What children see as fun, parents and educators recognize as age-appropriate learning basics; social, sensory, physical, and emotional skills. Using natural materials, water-based paints, and strict quality and safety standards make every Hape toy an investment kids will love and parents can trust.
Eco-Build a Block Set will inspire imaginations to soar. These blocks are fun for all ages; they build confidence, teamwork and help with gross motor skills. Get ready to watch your worlds come to life. These 100% recycled cardboard blocks come packaged in a reusable carrying case and are ready for play. With four unique sizes, use them as is or add your artful touch for hours of creative play.Eco-Build a Block Set includes 2 extra large boxes, 4 large, 8 medium and 16 small boxes. Carrying case measures 16.5"H x 20"W x 4.25"D.
The child from twelve to twenty-four months of age is a joy to have around - some of the time, that is. This child is growing at an incredible rate, learning to walk, learning to touch, learning to love, and learning to say "No!" for the first time. All of this can be quite a handful for the new parent. In this first book in the series from the renowned Gesell Institute, which includes Your One-Year-Old through Your Ten- to Fourteen-Year-Old, the authors discuss all important questions that concern the twelve to twenty-four-month-old child. They examine the various stages of development between infancy and toddlerhood: what new things the child can do; how the child acts with parents and other people; what the child thinks and feels.
What are you able to build with your blocks? Renowned illustrator Daniel Kirk has joined his "blocks" -- in this case, bright colors, bold shapes, and retro style -- with Robert Louis Stevenson's classic poem to construct a nostalgic yet exuberant celebration of fun and imagination. It is a joyous look at playtime that will encourage toddlers to build dreams all their own!Book Details:Format: HardcoverPublication Date: 8/1/2005Pages: 32Reading Level: Age 3 and Up
Wherever you're headed, our All Aboard Magnetic Build-It set provides hours of portable fun. Young engineers can design their own train with mix-and-match magnetic parts. A classic green locomotive gets a modern high-speed update, or an old-fashioned steam engine-it's up to you! Great for traveling, the magnets adhere to the hinged metal tin, so no lost parts. The set includes over 60 interchangeable magnetic pieces and 4 background scenes, and encourages freestyle fun with designand form.-3 sheets of interchangeable magnets-4 illustrated background scenes-Ages 6+-Hinged tin: 8 3/4 x 6 3/8 x 1 in. (22 x 16 x 2 1/2 cm)-Magnets adhere to tin for portable funBook Details:Format: Special FormatPublication Date: 10/1/2013Pages: 30Reading Level: Age 6 and Up
Head foreman Duke and his crew of dogs are ready to pull down an old building and build up a new one! With cranes, bulldozers, dump trucks, and cement mixers all on the job, these busy dogs are the perfect construction team! Yet, with so much to do, will they finish the building in time? James Horvath is back with another colorful "tail" of Duke and his team. Readers will love picking out the details of the chaotic construction site and following their favorite dog characters through every scene. Book Details:Format: HardcoverPublication Date: 12/31/2013Pages: 40Reading Level: Age 4 and Up
This collection of stories is based upon tales told by the Buddha to his monks 2500 years ago. Isabel Wyatt's enchanting retelling conjures up a rich world of eastern legend, ruled by courtly kings and wise men, and populated by brave princes, faithful elephants and cunning monkeys. The stories tell of great adventures and heroes, of danger and courage, and most importantly of how wisdom and thoughtfulness always triumph over selfishness and greed. This anthology was compiled with children around the age of eight in mind - children who are embarking on more and more adventures in their own lives, and themselves learning to become clever and brave.Book Details:Format: PaperbackPublication Date: 10/1/2009Pages: 114
When I was little, I could hardly do anything.But now I can do lots of things, like braid my own hair and go to nmusery school. I'm not a baby anymore. I'm me!" Jamie Lee Curtis and Laura Cornell perfectly capture a little girl's simple, childlike celebration of herself, as she looks back on her childhood from the lofty height of four and a half years. This spirited view of growing up is perfect for the youngest readers.Book Details:Format: HardcoverPublication Date: 9/30/1993Pages: 32Reading Level: Age 4 and Up
Angry Birds Space: Planet Block Game Build, blast and lift-off with this exciting addition to the Angry Birds Space collection! Players still try to build structures indicated by the cards before opponents can knock them down, but a new planet launcher and construction pieces allow for exciting variability and new play. Game features new birds and pigs from one of the best-selling digital apps. Includes 2 birds, 2 pigs, 13 construction pieces (blocks and planets), 1 planet launcher and 40 cards. Product FeaturesBased on the on the best-selling digital app game, Angry Birds in SpaceBuild, blast and lift-off with this exciting addition to the Angry Birds Space collectionPlayers draw a mission card then, build, launch, and attempt to knock down the pigs to win pointsIncludes 2 birds, 2 pigs, 13 construction pieces (blocks and planets), 1 planet launcher and 40 cardsFor 2-4 playersProduct Measures: 2" x 7.88" x 10.5"Recommended Ages: 5 years & up
When I was little, I could hardly do anything. But now I can do lots of things, like braid my own hair and go to nmusery school. I'm not a baby anymore. I'm me!"Jamie Lee Curtis and Laura Cornell perfectly capture a little girl's simple, childlike celebration of herself, as she looks back on her childhood from the lofty height of four and a half years. This spirited view of growing up is perfect for the youngest readers.Book Details:Format: PaperbackPublication Date: 8/18/1995Pages: 32Reading Level: Age 4 and Up
History Year by Year presents the world through a detailed timeline, letting children follow the influences, patterns, and connections between historical events.Produced in association with the Smithsonian Institution and featuring more than 1, 500 images, this illustrated book brings the story of the past to life. Beginning with prehistory and running up to the Arab Spring, budding historians will learn about the history of humans across the world. Spreads highlight major historical eras including the Renaissance and the French Revolution, while quotations from primary and secondary sources alongside insight from experts give proper historical context. Children will love the ?child of the time? feature, telling the experience of children at important historical periods including Ancient Egypt, Viking England, the Industrial Revolution, and World War II.History Year by Year is a visual journey throughout time and an invaluable reference for kids looking to connect the dots of history across the world. Book Details:Format: HardcoverPublication Date: 8/19/2013Pages: 320Reading Level: Age 9 and Up
Educo Fill'n Build Block Cart Educo Fill'n Build Block Cart is an interactive learning product with bright colors and a fun design. Twenty four colorful and natural shapes keep little imaginations occupied while little legs learn to walk . Kids can easily sort the blocks and place them inside in different shapes for imaginative playtime. Why You'll Love It: This block cart makes a baby mobile, which is good for their inquisitive nature as they learn to explore and discover. Age: 12 months and up Features Includes 24 colorful and natural shapes Stable base for early walkers Made using Baltic birch plywood and hardwood Great educational value Durable block cart Light in weight, made for small hands ABOUT HAPE Hape was founded in 1986 by Peter Handstein in Germany after he visited hundreds of schools and talked with hundreds of educators giving him a unique understanding of the power of play. Hape Toys has since grown into one of the world's largest producers of toys made from sustainable materials. Neither culture, nor language, nor gender inhibits the intuitive process of play. All of the products meet, and more often, exceed the strictest international standards for quality and safety. But behind the innovative designs and meticulous quality lies the even stronger ethos of Hape. Our Mission Hape believes that the future begins and belongs to our children. It is our duty to leave them with infinite possibilities, not unsolvable problems. Our toys are created to inspire play, learning, and exploration of the world we live in; through responsible business practices we aspire to leave the world in a better condition than when we received it. Our Philosophy Hape toys are designed first and foremost for children. Each product is developed to enhance a child's developmental skills. Neither language, nor culture, nor gender impedes the intuitive play patterns. What children see as fun, parents and educators recognize as age-appropriate learning basics; social, sensory, physical, and emotional skills. Using natural materials, water-based paints, and strict quality and safety standards make every Hape toy an investment kids will love and parents can trust.
This book tells the true story of what happened to a 12-year-old girl named Jutta (Debbie Levy's mother) in 1938. Actual entries in a posiealbum (autograph book) serve as stepping stones in a crucial year in history, when people of Jewish ancestry in Germany and Austria were systematically stripped of their rights, subjected to violence, and arrested without cause. Jutta was one of the lucky ones who escaped to America before the rising tide of violence erupted into World War II and the tragedy of the Holocaust. Remembrances from Jutta's friends and relatives introduce chapters, written in verse form, that describe her experiences--many of them typical of any teenager anywhere--and report some of the history of the era. Debbie wrote these verses in consultation with her mother to reflect her voice, feelings, and thoughts as she was living through this memorable year. The book also includes excerpts from Jutta's diary. Together the poesie writings, verses and diary entries reflect a year of change and chance, confusion and cruelty. Most of all, they describe a year of goodbyes.*Kirkus Reviews Best Book of 2010 **2011 Sydney Taylor Notable Book for Older Readers ** Parents' Choice Award 2010 *Book Details:Format: HardcoverPublication Date: 3/16/2010Pages: 144Reading Level: Age 10 and Up
In ancient China, the Great Wall is crumbling on the edge of the Han Empire. In the wall's shadow, twelve-year-old Hu is starving. On the other side of the wall, China's enemies are gathering strength. When an imperial battalion comes to town, Hu meets Ren, the son of the commander, and the two boys combine forces to train secretly for an archery tournament. For Hu, the contest offers escape from poverty; for Ren, the respect of his father. But the capture of a barbarian spy changes everything. With their trust at its lowest point, Ren and Hu must work together to evade the barbarians and save the empire. Here is an exciting adventure story for 2010, the year of the tiger.Book Details:Format: HardcoverPublication Date: 3/15/2010Pages: 194Reading Level: Age 10 and Up
In 1776, the rebellion of the American colonies against British rule was crushed. Now, in 1777-the year of the hangman-George Washington is awaiting execution, Benjamin Franklin's banned rebel newspaper, Liberty Tree, has gone underground, and young ne'er-do-well Creighton Brown, a fifteen-year-old Brit, has just arrived in the colonies. Having been shipped off against his will, with nothing but a distance for English authorities, Creighton befriends Franklin, and lands a job with his print shop. But the English general expects the spoiled yet loyal Creighton to spy on Franklin. As battles unfold and falsehoods are exposed, Creighton must decide where his loyalties lie...a choice that could determine the fate of a nation. Book Details:Format: PaperbackPublication Date: 2/9/2004Pages: 261Reading Level: Age 14 and Up
Here follows the story of a most extraordinary year in the life of an Ojibwe family and of a girl named "Omakayas," or Little Frog, who lived a year of flight and adventure, pain and joy, in 1852. When Omakayas is twelve winters old, she and her family set off on a harrowing journey. They travel by canoe westward from the shores of Lake Superior along the rivers of northern Minnesota, in search of a new home. While the family has prepared well, unexpected danger, enemies, and hardships will push them to the brink of survival. Omakayas continues to learn from the land and the spirits around her, and she discovers that no matter where she is, or how she is living, she has the one thing she needs to carry her through. Richly imagined, full of laughter and sorrow, The Porcupine Year continues Louise Erdrich's celebrated series, which began with The Birchbark House, a National Book Award finalist, and continued with The Game of Silence, winner of the Scott O'Dell Award for Historical Fiction.Book Details:Format: HardcoverPublication Date: 9/2/2008Pages: 208Reading Level: Age 8 and Up
In the spring of 1999, hunger and thirst are constant companions to 11-year-old Stephen and his family and friends in their southern Sudan village. Stephen wants to go back to his books, but the village school is closed due to civil war between the northern soldiers and the southern rebels. When bombs explode in their small village, Stephen’s mother tells him and his friends to quickly pack, and they run and hide before they’re caught by the enemy soldiers. Stephen leaves with a few precious possessions, wondering if each step will bring him closer to water, food, and freedom—and maybe home again someday.“Mead puts civil war in human terms through the eyes of one young boy. In the context of an artfully told story, much is told about how war works. . . . The history, the land, and the determination of a band of refugees to care for each other are vividly evoked in this important work.”—Kirkus Reviews, Starred“Mead conveys the particulars of the place and the desperate longing of a displaced child for home, education, and peace.”—BooklistBook Details:Format: PaperbackPublication Date: 1/11/2005Pages: 129Reading Level: Age 9 and Up
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