33 Simple Ways to Prepare Your Child for Kindergarten

WOW - I was surprised at some of this stuff that it says kids should know before Kindergarten. 33 Simple Ways to Prepare Your Child for Kindergarten: A Printable List! love this.wish we could give to parents at K Round Up.

10 Rhymes for Babies and Toddlers to get them learning language, counting, active and animal noises.

10 Nursery Rhymes to sing with Babies and Toddlers

The BCW Lady says: Nursery Rhymes are baby-perfect and require no commercial materials. 10 Rhymes for Babies and Toddlers to get them learning language, counting, active and animal noises.

"The Treasure Basket" - Heuristic play is the activity of babies playing with objects from the real world.

How to make a sensory treasure basket for baby. Kids get bored with plastic baby toys Heuristic Play Part I - The Treasure Basket

Activities for Infants - With babies, playing games is fun and beneficial. From building motor and sensory skills to prepping them for preschool, baby games set the stage for a lifetime of learning. Read on for twists on classic baby games, and discover new activities for your little one.

Activities for Infants - With babies, playing games is fun and beneficial. From building motor and sensory skills to prepping them for preschool, baby games set the stage for a lifetime of learning.

9 ways to help your kids learn to read (and love it). Great article

(can apply to all ages) Early literacy strategies that parents can do at home to build skilled readers.

...So quiet down cobwebs; Dust go to sleep!  I'm rocking my baby and babies don't keep.

The cleaning and scrubbing can wait till tomorrow, But children grow up, as I've learned to my sorrow. So quiet down cobwebs; Dust go to sleep! I'm rocking my baby and babies don't keep. (full version by Ruth Hulbert Hamilton)

Mother, oh mother, come shake out your cloth!  Empty the dustpan, poison the moth,  Hang out the washing and butter the bread,  Sew on a button and make up a bed.  Where is the mother whose house is so shocking?  She's up in the nursery, blissfully rocking!  ...  Oh, cleaning and scrubbing will wait till tomorrow,  But children grow up, as I've learned to my sorrow.  So quiet down, cobwebs. Dust, go to sleep.  I'm rocking my baby. Babies don't keep.

The author of the famous poem, "Song for a Fifth Child," aka "Babies Don't Keep," Ruth Hulburt Hamilton with first child

Ten Little Fingers and Ten Little Toes  by Mem Fox - Hardcover - It's time for your little one to learn where their fingers and toes are! This collaborative effort from Fox and Oxenbury shows how babies from all over the world have one thing in common, "ten little finger and ten little toes." The pictures are done with water color and use soft colors to depict realistic looking babies smiling, giggling, hugging, and even sucking on their fingers.

Ten Little Fingers and Ten Little Toes padded board book: Mem Fox, Helen Oxenbury


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