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Pre-Kindergarten Package

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Retail: $431.56
$388.41
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Sonlight's Pre–Kindergarten program bridges the gap between the delightful picture books of Sonlight's Preschool program, and the early chapter books (some with minimal illustrations) and early academics of Sonlight A.

Pre-K includes many fiction titles, nicely illustrated, but the number of words per page increases significantly. And rather than compilations of picture books, the Pre-K program includes collections of short stories. For example, two books have stories from around the world, and three have stories about rabbits (Peter Rabbit, Brer Rabbit, and Uncle Wiggily).

But overall, the emphasis shifts away from only picture book pleasure, as in Preschool, into gentle teaching. If Preschool encourages imagination, Pre-K both continues the imaginative literature and starts to expand your children's knowledge of the real world.

For example, Peter Spier's oversized book People illustrates the incredible variety around the globe. He has a half-page simply showing profiles of noses; a two-page spread on celebrations around the world; a page of hairstyles; two pages of hobbies. In Things People Do, cute illustrations and funny names ("Les Chatter" the teacher, and "Honor Toze" the dancer) introduce a range of real jobs.

Children also start to learn History. How to express the concept of time? In Then and Now, illustrations show the same scene, 100 years apart: a farm, a grocery, a living room, a bedroom. Find the differences!There are, as in all Sonlight programs, stories. This one includes several powerful missionary biographies – true stories of God at work in the world.

And the Pre-K Science books are absolutely delightful. The Year at Maple Hill Farm offers one look at the months of the year, centered around farm animals. One chapter in The Berenstain Bears' Big Book of Science and Nature also has an almanac, this one a rhyming look at the what the four seasons bring. Another chapter talks about three simple machines (the lever, the wedge, and the wheel). In How Do You Lift a Lion?, the author talks about levers, wheels, and pulleys. One science book describes things ever smaller, down to subatomic particles. Another describes things ever larger, up to galaxies and the universe.

Pre-K also includes two stellar books to start introducing the humanities to your children. One is an oversized art book. Look at the famous paintings and see what you can find. Is there one that you like more? Is it different for your children? The other is a book of poetry, beautifully illustrated by collage artist (and popular children's book writer) Eric Carle. It's a feast for the ears and the eyes.In addition to the 27 splendid books, you'll receive four carefully sequenced workbooks that help your children build motor skills (useful for handwriting), visual skills (useful for letter recognition and reading), auditory skills (important for following directions and listening to great books), and comprehension (understanding those great books).

My hope is that you will finish Exploring God's World with great memories, a closer relationship with your children, significant improvements in foundational skills, and a passion for learning that will continue to grow in the Sonlight years ahead.

Estimated daily time for Exploring God's World: Student and Parent: 20 mins to 1.5 hrs.

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Uncle Wiggily's Story Book

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PA18

Uncle Wiggily is everyone's favorite rabbit--he's funny, kind, and always comes up with a happy solution to any small problem. All children can relate to the experiences described in this amusing collection.

$16.99

Children's Book of Virtues

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PA12

Lavishly illustrated children's edition of the national bestseller of the same title.

Oversize; full-color.

$25.99

American Tall Tales

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PA01

Four classic American stories, "Tall"--not because of the height of the characters, but because the truth gets stretched. Storyteller Jim Weiss tells of Paul Bunyan, Johnny Appleseed, Pecos Bill, and the Fastest Draw in the West.

Listen and laugh. A family favorite.
60 minutes, Audio CD

$14.95

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Pre-K Instructor's Guide

Exploring God's World

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PCG

Includes the following resources for teaching all Pre-K subjects: full Schedule; Teaching Helps; memory exercises, nursery rhymes, poems, songs, and activities; and much more.

Each week includes 5-6 additional hands-on activities that coordinate with the reading.

Ready for your binder. View a sample.

$29.99

101 Favorite Stories from the Bible

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PB04

It's harder than you might guess to find a children's Bible that tells the stories accurately, respectfully, and succinctly. This one does.

$14.99

Eric Carle's Animals Animals

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PA10

In this riveting volume, Eric Carle's wonderfully colorful collages celebrate the diversity of the earth's animals. Punctuated by poems and lyrics from distinguished sources as diverse as the Bible, Shakespeare, Rudyard Kipling, Ogden Nash, Japanese haiku, and others.

$8.99

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Developing the Early Learner, Volume I

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PR011

Very easy to use, this first volume of four carefully sequenced workbooks helps you discover your children's learning strengths and weaknesses.

(Also see PR01.)

$14.49

Developing the Early Learner, Volume II

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PR012

Very easy to use, this second volume of four carefully sequenced workbooks helps you discover your children's learning strengths and weaknesses.

(Also see PR01.)

$14.49

Developing the Early Learner, Volume III

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PR013

Very easy to use, this third volume of four carefully sequenced workbooks helps you discover your children's learning strengths and weaknesses.

(Also see PR01.)

$14.49

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Developing the Early Learner, Volume IV

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PR014

Very easy to use, this fourth volume of four carefully sequenced workbooks helps you discover your children's learning strengths and weaknesses.

(Also see PR01.)

$14.49

Dr. Seuss's ABC

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PL02

With a lilting rhyme and distinctive drawings, this book is a must for learning the sounds of the alphabet.

$9.99

Stories from Around the World

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PA09

Traditional stories from around the world help kids develop appreciation for many cultures. Brave heroes and heroines, unusual and faithful creatures, and a few versions of "how it all began."

Young listeners and readers will enjoy the easy narrative style. Lovely illustrations and inside cover map.

$16.99

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First Thousand Words

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PL01

Large, intricate pictures of life-scenes with thousands of words identifying everyday objects.

Oversize.

$12.99

How Do You Lift a Lion?

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PS03

Learn how three simple machines—the lever, pulley, and wheel—make big jobs (like delivering baboons to a treehouse party) easier. Illustrations are colorful and laugh-out-loud funny.

$7.99

How to Dig a Hole to the Other Side of the World

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PS04

Find soft ground and start digging. 8,000 miles later, you'll have many amazing discoveries to share! Fun way to explore what's in the ground beneath our feet.

$6.99

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Is a Blue Whale the Biggest Thing There Is?

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PS01

Compare sizes of very big things, from the world's largest living creature to mountains, planets and more. Charming, full-color art brightens every page.

$7.99

The Complete Adventures of Peter Rabbit

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PA06

"The Original and Authorized Edition" including

Oversize.

$8.99

New Toes for Tia

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PG08

Story of a Thai child who loses her toes to an accident. How she gets new toes. Perfect "worldview" book for little ones!

$5.50

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People

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PG01

A meditative book illustrating the broad diversity of people in the world today. Written and illustrated by award-winning children's author-artist Peter Spier. Full-color illustrations.

Oversize.

$12.95

Binder (1.5 inch with tabs)

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PB25

Our "small" binder is plenty big enough to hold the Pre-Kindergarten Instructor's Guide. May also be used as a handy, easy-to-manage "working" binder—just insert a week's worth (or two) of IG materials and you're good to go, wherever your studies take you! Sturdy construction, with poly-vinyl cover and powerful rings, and Sonlight logo on the binding. Includes Sonlight Index Tabs.

$15.99

Stories from Africa

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PG03

Six stories of God's faithfulness to His people in Africa.

Includes a rescue by airplane, lions in the path, and what happens when a little girl is forced to live in the goat house just because she believes in Jesus. Each story includes at least two black-and-white line drawings suitable for coloring.

Oversize.

$10.99

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Milly-Molly-Mandy Story Book

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PA08

A family staple since 1928. This collection of 21 classic adventures, complete with original art by the author, is a "window to a simpler time,"Â and still delights all ages.

Wholesome.

$13.99

The Berenstain Bears' Big Book of Science and Nature

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PS12

Anthology of The Berenstain Bears' Almanac (seasons, weather, and astronomy), Nature Guide (plants, animals, and earth science), and Science Fair (machines, matter, and energy).

Humorous yet factual, easy to read; easy to understand. Filled with full-color cartoon illustrations and diagrams. Oversize.

NOTE: We are well aware of the general concerns about the portrayal of family dynamics in the Berenstain Bears books, which is why you will find we do not carry any others except this one. We feel this volume is a step above other Berenstain Bears' books because it casts Papa Bear in a generally positive light. Plus, it covers some pretty sophisticated science that appeals especially to preschoolers.

$14.99

A Child's Book of Art

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PA15

Mostly famous, but some not-so-famous, works of art arranged in thematic patterns for young children. From medieval to modern, Western and non-Western pieces. Gorgeous and fun. "A book to grow up with."

Super oversize; full-color.

$19.99

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The Lion Storyteller Bedtime Book

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PA03

Forty folk tales from around the world including non-Western sources! A delight.

$16.99

The Gods Must be Angry

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PG05

True story about a Thai boy who accidentally knocks the head off his family's Happy Idol. An innocent question, "Why can't the idols heal themselves?" leads to a spiritual awakening.

$5.50

A Treasury of Mother Goose Rhymes

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PA02

Classic nursery rhymes, beautifully illustrated. The lively rhythm of old favorites is full of wisdom, humor, and silly nonsense. A poetic introduction to literature.

Charming.

$17.99

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The Year at Maple Hill Farm

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PS13

Watch the seasons change on an upstate New York farm. Observe how they affect the natural world.

Oversize; full-color.

$8.99

Then and Now

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PG06

Simple text provides discussion starters to help children understand historical time, a concept difficult to grasp.

$4.99

Things People Do

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PG04

Mostly serious but sometimes lighthearted look at various jobs--from farmer to service station owner, newspaper reporter to veterinarian. Fascinating! In Usborne's inimitable style.

$12.99

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The Classic Tales of Brer Rabbit

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PA17

Beautiful, rich, and vibrant illustrations accompany these classic tales and make them treasures for all to read. Don Daily's exquisitely detailed illustrations make this hardcover series a great value.

Retold from Joel Chandler Harris's Uncle Remus: His Songs and Sayings, children of all ages will laugh at the adventures of Brer Rabbit, Brer Fox, and Brer Bear.

$9.95

What's Smaller Than a Pygmy Shrew?

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PS02

Your children discover things very much smaller than they, from the mouse-like shrew to microscopic particles, and compare their sizes.

Colorful and cute!

$7.99

What's Under the Sea?

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PS08

A colorful look at fish, whales, reefs, the seabed ....

$4.99

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Why Do Tigers Have Stripes?

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PS07

Colorful introduction to animals' amazing defense mechanisms.

$4.99

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