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Start together on a lifetime of learning- the greatest gift you can give your child A trip to the supermarket. A drive to the mall. A refrigerator. A telephone. A television. Transform these everyday experiences and household items into a world of words and wonder for your child. Early childhood education specialist Marlene Barron shows you how to stimulate your child's natural interest in reading and writing by sharing 60 imaginative and entertaining activities. Each one is: * Inspired by the internationally rewned Montessori approach to education * Developed especially for children ages 3 to 7 * Aimed at achieving specific objectives, such as increasing vocabulary, letter formation, sequencing, listening and motor skills, and more * Readily upgraded to keep pace with your child's progress * Easy to do and loads of fun! The Ready, Set, Learn series was created to help parents and children explore concepts and develop skills necessary to succeed in school. In addition to dozens of activities, each book contains a substantial overview explaining children's developmental needs. Also available in the Ready, Set, Learn series: Ready, Set, Count; Ready, Set, Explore; Ready, Set, Cooperate. Marlene Barron's special understanding of people-children, parents, teachers-has led to these very special books. The activities here will allow children to construct a deeper, more complex understanding of their world and will be fun for both parent and child. I recommend these books to anyone who works with children. -John Chattin-McNichols, Ph.D. Associate Professor, School of Education, Seattle University Vice President, American Montessori Society
MARLENE BARRON, Ph.D., is Head of the West Side Montessori School in New York City. She is the author of I Learn to Read and Write the Way I Learn to Talk: A Very First Book About Whole Language, as well as other books and articles. She has taught early childhood education courses at several colleges, and currently is a professor at New York University. KAREN ROMANO YOUNG is a former editor at Scholastic. She has created educational materials for all ages, and has written for the National Geographic Society and the Children's Television Workshop.