Nursery level 1 (Birth – 1 year old)
We believe that one of the best things a parent can instill in very young children is a love for learning. We suggest that a gentle approach to education be taken during these very early years, because most young children do not have adequate fine motor control to do much work in workbook-style curriculum. Instead, we recommend a hands-on method.
Although we use very few testing materials in the early years, we do recommend either a test or a checklist before starting instruction in reading. Children lacking in gross motor or fine motor skills will likely face frustration in reading instruction.
Nursery 1 includes:
Very Hungry Caterpillar
The Very Hungry Caterpillar Board Book has colorful picture which can be used to – tell the story of the very hungry caterpillar; count along from 1 -10; match numbers and colors with all the things he eats; and show the life cycle sequence of a caterpillar and a butterfly.
Brown Bear, What Do You See?
In board-book edition for the youngest child, this is the beloved classic by Bill Martin Jr. The pages are thick and durable, and the illustrations by Eric Carle are vibrantly colorful and interesting. “Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What do you see? I see a red bird looking at me. Red Bird, Red Bird, What do you see?” This one is great for introducing animal life and colors.
My First Signs
Children are able to communicate by signing before they develop the skills necessary for speech. By teaching sign language to children from as young as seven months we can help them to convey their emotions and their needs. This first signing guide for hearing and deaf children contains over 40 key signs. Designed for parents and carers to share with babies, with its simple and clear instructions and endearing illustrations, this book is an ideal introduction to signing. A helpful tip is given at the bottom of each page to help beginners get started.
My First Animal Signs
This signing guide for hearing and deaf children contains forty-eight animal signs taken from American Sign Language. Babies and toddlers are illustrated using the signs for a range of domestic, wild and exotic animals, as well as mini-beasts and birds.
My Bible Animals Storybook
Charming animal stories all include Scripture references, animal facts, personal applications for your child, prayers and Bible verses. So many critters from sheep and cows to frogs and bees! Colorful illustrations are sweet and cuddly images, never frightening. Children are introduced to Noah, Jacob, Pharaoh, David, King Ahab, Andrew and many more.
Very First Book of Things to Spot
A look-and-talk book for very young children, with simple, bright illustrations and lots to see and spot on every page. Children can spot starfish at the beach and shells under the sea, as well as a whole host of robots, cars, flowers and friendly animals. Perfect for sharing with little children and will help them learn new words and develop vital pre-reading skills.
Baby Play and Learn
A child’s most rapid period of growth and development takes place during the first three years. That’s why child development expert Penny Warner offers 160 age-appropriate ideas for games and activities that will provide hours of developmental learning opportunities and rewards for babies. For each game and activity, Baby Play and Learn includes a bulleted list of skills the baby learns through play, step-by-step instructions, a detailed list of easy-to-find materials, variations for added fun and enhanced learning, safety tips, and illustrations demonstrating how to play.
Rattle & Roll Babys First Car Oball
Part O-Ball, part vehicle, these super-grabbable cars offer lots of play for little crawlers and teethers. The top portion of the car is like an O-ball, while the tough-looking wheels feature rattling beads inside for additional noise and fun.