Before Five in a Row Literature Package
- Blueberries for Sal
- Goodnight Moon
- Runaway Bunny
- Caps for Sale
- The Snowy Day
- Prayer for a Child
- Big Green Pocketbook
- The Carrot Seed
- Angus Lost
- Katy No-Pocket
- I Am an Artist
- Play With Me
- The Little Rabbit
- Ask Mr. Bear
- Jesse Bear, What Will You Wear?
- We're Going on a Bearhunt (paperback)
- If Jesus Came to My House
- ABC Bunny
Package does not include several recommended books which are currently out of print. Out of print titles include: Yellow Ball by Molly Bang, My Blue Boat by Chris Demarest, Quiet Way Home by Bonny Becker, Red Carpet by Rex Parkin, and Jenny‘s Surprise Summer by Eugenie Fernandes.
Category Description for Before Five in a Row
Not to leave out the eager younger children, this volume provides mini Five in a Row- style lessons for youngsters. This book; however, is divided into two parts, the first being similar to the other curriculum guides. Just as in the original series, each unit is built around a simple, classic children’s storybook. This book differs from the older volumes in that it is not structured around a week. The purpose is simply to provide an array of activities for each book that engage children and lay the foundation for further learning. Some of the activities are subject related, such as Bible, science, math, language arts, and art; others are various skills such as learning shapes, sequencing, colors or problem solving, and the rest are centered on specific topics, like relationships, contentment, birthdays or another book-related idea. The second part of this book focuses on arming parents with creative ideas to build learning readiness. This section is a treasure trove of activities that help develop reading readiness and motor skills or focus on the arts. Additional activities also capitalize on teachable moments that arise during bath time, in the kitchen, or during a trip to the store. 149 pgs. ~ Steph
My daughters have loved this Before Five in a Row book set. You get all the books you need to complete the lessons and they are fun to read over and over again. My oldest daughter is 12 now and has a great memory of us reading Blueberries for Sal together! The activities in the manual are fun, quick, and easy to do and having all these books together in one spot to purchase made it so easy...thank you for offering them together!
Just for information: The beautiful book "The Quiet Way Home" is available as an app from I-Tunes for smart phone OR tablet. It isn't as good as cuddling around the real thing, but it is better than $60+ for the book in used condition. At least my kids get to enjoy all the fun sounds and a good story! I have never seen the book in person, so I do NOT know if it is complete on the app. (the app has options for letting you read OR reading aloud. And each illustration can be done as a puzzle- which my youngest boy LOVES!)