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Bridges4Kids/Early On Review: The Complete Book of Activities, Games, Stories, Props, Recipes, and Dances for Young Children


Reviewed By: Jackie Igafo-Te'o
Review Date: January 17, 2004

Authors: by Pam Schiller and Jackie Silberg

ISBN: 0-87659-280-9

Price: $29.95
Description:  You'll find the answers here, as best-selling authors Pam Schiller and Jackie Silberg team up to bring you the ultimate resource! Bursting with new selections and old favorites, each of the 600 activities, stories, games, recipes, props, and dances will enhance any preschool curriculum. Companion to The Complete Book of Rhymes, Songs, Poems, Fingerplays, and Chants, it is an essential addition to every classroom! Includes a materials index, theme connection index, and a thematic chart that explains how to use the book to round out any curriculum.
For More Information: You can find out more about this book and other Gryphon House publications at http://www.ghbooks.com or call 1-800-638-0928.

This 640-page book is the most complete and organized, topic-rich publication that I've ever seen.  Being the child of a principal and a kindergarten teacher, I've seen many books that claim to be "complete" but this one tops them all.  Preschool teachers, kindergarten teachers, daycare providers and home educators alike will be floored by the sheer number of activities and the ease of use.  Activities are broken down by topic and theme. The reproducible art is crisp and clear. Children are sure to lose themselves in the poetry and fun. You'll find that a rainy day doesn't have to be a dreary day in the classroom anymore!  Time-saving activities for any day of the week abound and nothing is missing - find everything inside: finger-plays, cultural enrichment activities, opportunities to cultivate imagination, language development, motor skills development and critical thinking activities.  I strongly recommend this book to anyone who works with children ages 2 - 6.




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