Through the recommendations of Memoria Press in their curriculum package it is amazing what is possible to provide in a pre-school or Junior Kindergarten experience and I’d say the bulk of the best of it is within the literature and poetry section. Since there are 33 weeks and 34 literature selections, let me start with telling you about the poetry because of this, there is really only three. Two, however that you use on a regular basis throughout the year of curriculum in the lesson plans. The third doubles one week for both literature and poetry. A key element to the Jr. K curriculum, the music and poetry offers exposure to enduring childhood classics and satisfies the child’s intrinsic interest in story and song. The interesting and rich language of the music and poetry selections (yes, even simple Mother Goose Rhymes) helps the child develop a taste for and comfort. . .
Scarry captures all the hustle and bustle of Busytown through a series of delightful, brightly illustrated stories. Flossie, Big Hilda, Mother Cat, Squeaky Mouse, and a cast of Scarry’s popular characters are off to pick spring flowers, watch fireworks at the Pig family picnic, help the mail carrier deliver letters, and celebrate holidays, family, and friends. It’s the best busy year ever!
*The giveaway is at KindredSpiritMommy.com* Favorite childhood book. That’s easy, I just blogged about it. I am a Kitten a Sturdy Golden Book. It really brings back memories to think of that book and about the Richard Scarry books. I had several that I had childhood use of that belonged to my older siblings. I think there was even a German one from when they lived during their preschool years in Germany. I really hope that we’ll be able to get some good ones for AppleBlossom. The one I remember most was the Rainy Day Activity Book. Margaret´s last blog ..I am a Kitten Golden Sturdy Book