Before Five in a Row

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Item #: 001512
ISBN: 9781888659047
Grade: PreK

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4.8 / 5.0
12 Reviews
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Great intro to learning
This book is great. I currently use it with my 3 year old and my 18 month old sometimes sit in and listen. I love the simple approach to teaching my kids things. I've seen first hand how much both boys have picked up simply by doing things with them that they already enjoy.
September 18, 2018
3 months ago
Before Five in a Row
This is an excellent resource for young children and their families when the focus is on a gentle, nurturing introduction to "school."
The format and open-ended ideas support authentic, natural learning that can easily include all family members. We like Before Five in a Row!
September 13, 2018
3 months ago
Worthwhile purchase
Fun stories with simple extension activity ideas. My 2yo and 4yo have been enjoying it. It's great to have everything "right there" and to not have to constantly look up ideas online to go with the stories we read. Very worthwhile resource at a reasonable price.
August 15, 2018
4 months ago
This really fits well with our unschooling-eclectic learning style. We can pick and choose books as the kids are interested. The authour has numerous ideas and suggestions for each book. We can revisit each book, take our time, and each time we read a book, we learn more.
July 17, 2018
over 2 years ago
Well written!
I am finding this resource so interesting and helpful. It is thoughtfully written and has made our story time so exciting. My 4 year old loves all the time and attention he gets while we are reading through our library books and working on activities suggested in this resource. I am very pleased.
September 25, 2017
1 year ago
wonderful, wonderful, wonderful product.
Before Five in a Row is a wonderful beginning into our home school adventure. My son has loved all the books that we have read so far. The activities are just at his level. The discussion questions really engage my son in the reading process and because we are reading the books 5 days in a row he actually notices things in the pictures of the book that he probably would not notice if we read through it just once. As a mom I am extremely happy with this product. My son enjoys it, and I enjoy it what more could I ask for.
April 11, 2016
over 2 years ago
Our 3 year old LOVES the books and learning through this!
We have been very happy with the BFIAR products. We ordered the instructional book and the set of books for our son. He LOVES them. I try to read through a week before each new book that we row and find additional books to complement the lessons from the local library. We also use Pinterest as a great resource to go along with the ideas in the lessons as well. Using the BFIAR has helped our son who is 3 to get even more excited about reading and he is drawing connections between life running errands, other books, playing at home and his books we are rowing- which is so exciting! We hope he continues to love them and will plan on using the products as he gets older. We were unable to locate the Yellow Ball book (out of print) and then borrowed the My Blue Boat from the local library as it also did not come in our set. Otherwise- we have no complaints! :)
November 9, 2015
over 3 years ago
My 2 yo son and I have really been enjoying BFIAR! I think it has been great for me as a new homeschooling mom... I needed something simple yet intentional to ease us into the preschool years. BFIAR has been perfect because it is age appropriate, really cultivates a love for learning (love seeing my son's eyes light up when he is thinking about what we are talking about/reading and when he "gets" it!) and the books used with the lessons will favorites for several years to come, I am sure. And it is just FUN!
October 31, 2015
over 3 years ago
Before five in a row
This book has been so useful with beginning my 4 year old into school!!
October 20, 2015
over 3 years ago
Great resources!
I do like "Before Five in a Row" because it has lots of really great resources included in the back of the book. It also has some incredible ideas for various aspects of raising a preschooler. For example: ideas to do in the grocery store. That is why I love this product.
I will say however, that I misunderstood what I was receiving. I thought that the classic children's books were included, but they are not! And it makes sense to me now, since the price you pay would be a steal if all of the books were included, but that is really why I bought BFIAR. I am still keeping it just for the ideas in the back and resources.
I also like the way she gives you different ways of teaching your child from one book (Biblical aspect, Scientific aspect, etc), but I think you can also get those same great ideas from other moms with older children, or maybe even pinterest. We were already doing that sort of thing with our daughter so it didn't really add to how we were teaching her, it just broadened our selection of books we chose at the library.
all in all I do recommend this product, just for the treasure of resources and real life teaching ideas!
October 19, 2015
over 3 years ago
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To provide a rich homeschool preschool experience for my daughter.
Nathan M on Nov 10, 2018
we love to read
Josephine M on Oct 25, 2018
To provide a rich homeschool preschool experience for my daughter.
Nathan M on Nov 10, 2018
Beginning to homeschool my children.
Angela W on Oct 26, 2018
we love to read
Josephine M on Oct 25, 2018
I lost my original. :( This is the only FIAR volume that I do not have on my shelf for my future grand kiddos.
Angela O on Sep 12, 2018
I have an almost 3 year old who loves to read. So I am looking forward to using this.
Alicia P on Sep 7, 2018
It was recommended by a friend to start our 2 year old off on the right education foot.
Iris V on Sep 5, 2018
Product was recommended by an preschool educator friend.
Cynthia F on Sep 4, 2018
I love reading aloud with my daughter and we decided to preschool at home this year. I thought this would be a great introduction for the both of us into a more formal learning time. I had a few friends recommend it to me as well.
Jessie G on Aug 23, 2018
Because I love five in a row and I want to use this at my school for our childcare room for staff children.
Amy R on Aug 22, 2018
referred by friends
Ginny J on Aug 20, 2018
I homeschooled my children and am purchasing this to use with my grandbabies who are also being homeschooled. Love this curriculum! So much fun!
Colette S on Aug 20, 2018
Used it a few years ago and liked it.
Maureen L on Aug 18, 2018
I felt like this would help me dive a little deeper into the books with my daughter who doesn't sit very long for book reading. I feel she may feel more connected to what is going on in the story. Many people in the homeschool community of my town love it as well.
Mindy S on Aug 15, 2018
I chose this because it was recommended by Cathy Duffy, and I like the way it includes The Lord and also our American flag:)
Teresa M on Aug 10, 2018
I have homeschooled for 12 years. My oldest tests high in reading but his reading comprehension has not improved in two years. I am realizing now how important it is to begin developing comprehension skills in kids at a young age. I love the easy approach in these books. I have found over the years that repetition really is key to memorization, and memorization skills are key to learning anything. Reading the same story 5 times will help them learn they can memorize easily.
Hannah B on Aug 9, 2018
I love the concept of learning through literature.
Elizabeth V on Jul 29, 2018
Recommended by other moms that really enjoyed the curriculum for their little ones.
Kathryn M on Jul 27, 2018
Looks good
Carolyn H on Jul 23, 2018
i think it's a great way to fall in love with books, and help develop critical thinking skills.
Amy S on Jul 23, 2018
Looking forward to beginning this early homeschool resource with my children. I've heard great things about Five in a Row and since my children are 2yo and 4yo, I thought I'd start with the Before Five in a Row resource for younger children.
April W on Jul 15, 2018
Literature based plus hands on activities
April P on Jul 13, 2018
Highly recommended by pastor's wife.
Elaine W on Jul 6, 2018
Kelsie B on Jul 3, 2018
I heard about it on the podcast "Read Aloud Revival."
nancy g on Jun 29, 2018
I picked this program because a friend who homeschools referred me and she’s a homeschool mom I trust. I wanted to give my children the best head start in education.
Tanya W on Jun 15, 2018
Lauren T on Jun 7, 2018
As a long time homeschooling mom, I know FIAR is the best curriculum for my grand daughter! Hands on activities.
Gina B on Jun 6, 2018
I've got grandbabies coming up and my daughter is requesting this. She remembers me doing B4FIAR with her 2 younger brothers.
Georgia K on Jun 4, 2018
I chose this as an affordable, wholesome, well-rounded program for my daughter for preschool! I look forward to the guidance on books and activities to enrich our time together and her learning and development.
Tara S on Jun 4, 2018
to develop a love of reading in my child
Millason D on May 23, 2018
On the advice of a trusted friend
sheri r on May 20, 2018
This is an extremely popular option in our homeschool community, i love that it centers around reading and unit study method, instead of text books or worksheets.
Jennifer S on May 16, 2018
Recommended by a friend
Rheena M on May 16, 2018
Recommended by an Australian homeschool blogger
Michelle C on Apr 21, 2018
recommended on the internet for homeschooling
audra c on Apr 18, 2018
Great Curriculum
Kathy C on Apr 13, 2018
Someone recommended this to us.
Grace S on Apr 12, 2018
Recommended by a friend. Doing it with my 3 year old! :)
Mallory B on Apr 7, 2018
to help with the planning
Meihua C on Apr 4, 2018
We are using Five in a Row for two of my other children. We love it, so I wanted to start my youngest!
Kadence L on Mar 19, 2018
A friend, Cathy Hagen, recommended this book to me and told me that she had used it with her children.
Margaret M on Mar 8, 2018
Based on reviews and online research
Kayla W on Mar 4, 2018
I wanted a literature-based program and love unit studies!
Vanessa E on Mar 3, 2018
We needed the book for our coop class
Christine G on Feb 28, 2018
Recommended by a friend. Needed something fun and easy to teach that's a unit study style.
Melissa G on Feb 25, 2018
looks simple
Jaron G on Feb 22, 2018
To use with my granddaughter. I used with my children.
Dianne M on Feb 20, 2018
This curriculum came highly recommended by a friend.
Loretta M on Feb 20, 2018
I wanted a pre-school curriculum that focused on reading and making it fun.
Tammy L B on Feb 1, 2018
I have a 2 year old who wants to to 'work' like her older 6yo sister and the product was recommended to me.
David B on Jan 29, 2018
Beginning to homeschool my children.
Angela W on Oct 26, 2018
I lost my original. :( This is the only FIAR volume that I do not have on my shelf for my future grand kiddos.
Angela O on Sep 12, 2018
Is this book a digital download or an actual book?
A shopper on Aug 22, 2017
BEST ANSWER: I received a spiral bound FIAR manual. The cover was in colour, and the rest of the pages were black and white. I did not have to print it myself. I hope this helps.
It looks like this curriculum is just talking about books? Is there more to it than that? I don't want to spend 35 dollars if it's something as simple as reading and discussing books, which we already do....Thanks!
A shopper on Mar 18, 2016
BEST ANSWER: There are two parts to this book. Part one is 20+ chapters each on different books. It gives bible verses, crafts and activities that go along with each book (sometimes it's nice to have other ideas that I hadn't thought of). Part two are more suggestions and activities to do with your young child that are unrelated to the books (I haven't used this one much).
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