Pre-Kindergarten

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  • Title: Exploring God's World
  • Age Range: 4-5
  • Grade Range: Pre-K,K
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Fun tools for a lifetime of learning

  • Develop your children's reading readiness, cognitive and developmental skills.
  • Teach like a pro: your complete lesson plans, materials and teaching tips are waiting for you. Just follow along!
  • Build meaningful and intimate relationships with your children.
  • Create fond memories and prepare them for a lifetime of learning.
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Readers K

The K Readers package is designed for children who are ready to learn the alphabet.

When I looked for beginning readers that focused on consonant-vowel-consonant words (CVC), the best I found was this set of 27 booklets in a sturdy slipcase. Children read the first book after they have learned six letters. After that, as they learn a letter, they read the next book.

Early decoding, as this first reading is called, is often challenging. How satisfying, then, to be able to read a short book with success every week.

Pre-Kindergarten

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.

If Pre-K seems a perfect fit for your student, but they are also expressing an interest in learning to read, you may wish to choose our Pre-Kindergarten program with Grade K Readers.

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.

Instructor's Guides

Grade K Readers Schedule (KRG)

Schedule only for the K Readers Program. Includes the daily schedule and limited story study notes.

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Pre-K Instructor's Guide (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.

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$29.99

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Bible

101 Favorite Stories from the Bible (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.

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$14.99

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History & Geography

People (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.

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$12.95

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Stories from Africa (PG03)

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

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$10.99

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Things People Do (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.

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$12.99

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The Gods Must be Angry (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.

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$5.50

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Then and Now (PG06)

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

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$4.99

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New Toes for Tia (PG08)

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

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$5.50

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Read Alouds

American Tall Tales (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.

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$14.95

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A Treasury of Mother Goose Rhymes (PA02)

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

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$17.99

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The Lion Storyteller Bedtime Book (PA03)

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

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$16.99

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The Complete Adventures of Peter Rabbit (PA06)

"The Original and Authorized Edition" including the adventures of Peter Rabbit, Benjamin Bunny, the Floppsy Bunnies, and Mr. Toad. Original illustrations. A book you will treasure for years to come.

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$8.99

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Milly-Molly-Mandy Story Book (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.

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$13.99

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Stories from Around the World (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."

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Eric Carle's Animals Animals (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.

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$8.99

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Children's Book of Virtues (PA12)

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

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$25.99

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A Child's Book of Art (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."

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$19.99

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The Classic Tales of Brer Rabbit (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.

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$9.95

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Uncle Wiggily's Story Book (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.

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$16.99

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Readers / Literature

Fun Tales (KR01)

A set of 27 booklets geared to the letters as learned. Stored in a handy slip cover box. Includes zany kid-friendly illustrations.

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Resources

Binder (1.5 inch with tabs) (PB25)

Our "small" binder is plenty big enough to use 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.

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$15.99

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Science

Is a Blue Whale the Biggest Thing There Is? (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.

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$7.99

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What's Smaller Than a Pygmy Shrew? (PS02)

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

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$7.99

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How Do You Lift a Lion? (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.

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$7.99

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

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$6.99

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Why Do Tigers Have Stripes? (PS07)

Colorful introduction to animals' amazing defense mechanisms.

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$4.99

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What's Under the Sea? (PS08)

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

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$4.99

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The Berenstain Bears' Big Book of Science and Nature (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).

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$14.99

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The Year at Maple Hill Farm (PS13)

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

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$8.99

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Teacher Resources

Developing the Early Learner, Volume I (PR011)

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

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$14.49

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Developing the Early Learner, Volume II (PR012)

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

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$14.49

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Developing the Early Learner, Volume III (PR013)

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

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$14.49

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Developing the Early Learner, Volume IV (PR014)

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

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$14.49

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Teacher Resources

Developing the Early Learner, Volume I (PR011)

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

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$14.49

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Developing the Early Learner, Volume II (PR012)

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

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$14.49

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Developing the Early Learner, Volume III (PR013)

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

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$14.49

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Developing the Early Learner, Volume IV (PR014)

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

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Optional Language Arts Items

Consumables

Ready . . . Set . . . Go for the Code (KL03)

Consumable, Optional. A three-workbook introduction to all the consonants of the alphabet except the letter "x." Scheduled as optional in Language Arts for Grade K Readers.

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Sound Cards (RL20)

Full color, sturdier versions of the black and white Sound Cards included in the Language Arts for Grade K Readers Instructor's Guide.

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$5.99

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Language Arts

Teacher's Guide for Ready... Set... Go for the Code (KL034)

Provides teachers with several exciting options for instruction as well as basic principles for effective reinforcement. Expands on the skills presented in the student books A, B, and C.

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