8/19/11

What Children Need to Learn to Read - Review

Today is the last day of daycare for one of my daycare boys. He starts kindergarten on Tuesday. He's been in my daycare since March 3, 2008. This is the hardest part of my job, you know, the saying goodbye part. I love these kids so much but I also know it's my responsibility to get them ready for school and then let them go. His kindergarten teacher is going to be so impressed with him. He excels in all areas of development. He did this yesterday, by himself:
It is so important to provide young children with the right materials and experiences so that learning to read is a natural and fun activity. With 25 years experience and two degrees, I have a very clear idea of what I need to provide for these preschoolers to ensure that happens. Most parents understand the basics of providing books for kids, reading to them, and helping them learn the alphabet, but there are hundreds of ways to provide rich pre-reading experiences for children!

Michelle Vallene has put together a wonderful resource for parents, called What Children Need to Learn to Read. This is not another boring parenting manual! This is an easy to reference collection of songs, rhymes, poetry, games, and activities to provide your child with language-rich experiences.
As an early childhood teacher, I can easily give my stamp of approval on this book. It's filled with all the wonderful things I do every day! There are ideas for children from birth to the early grades, so this is a perfect gift for any parent or even an expectant mom.
Since you are your child's first teacher, it makes sense that you have the same type of resources as preschool teachers. What Children Need to Learn to Read is the guide to everything you need to ensure your child is on the right track.
I also got a fabulous CD of songs and rhymes with the book. Playing educational rhymes and songs in the background while children play is very beneficial to them and music is always good for the soul. I love this CD and so did my daycare kids. Thank you Michelle! Find her on Facebook and Twitter!

19 comments:

  1. My favorite song when I was about 5 London Bridges, I sang it over and over.
    halochanel at gmail dot com

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  2. Mrs mary mack

    liza767@rocketmail.com

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  3. I loved Three Blind Mice

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  4. Little Bunny Foo Foo :)

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  5. Great product I hope to win

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  6. I like itsy bitsy spider

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  7. Hrm, probably Kookaburra. My Mom used to sing it to me when I was little.

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  8. if your happy and you know it!

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  9. Has to be Itsy Bitsy spider climbs up the
    water spout!

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  10. It was purple people eater!

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  11. puff the magic dragon
    damiesmom at ymail dot com

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  12. Three lil Monkeys

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  13. My Favorite Song was The Wheels On the Bus. We sang it over and over again in the car.

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  14. I am an email follower an others. My favorite childhood song is ring around the rosy.
    rebekahmercier@gmail.com

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  15. if you're happy and you know it was my favorite song when i was little. Working on teaching it to my 2 year old now =)

    linniegurl14 at gmail dot com

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  16. My favorite childhood song would have to be Itsy Bitsy spider.

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  17. Favorite childhood song was probably Ring Around the Rosies. :)

    Angela Rhodes Krause
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