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 Very First Book of Shapes
Can you find what is round? What is square? In this timeless new split-pageboard book, children can find the bottom half of a page that matches the top half. Find the right pairs, and you will learn to identify all kinds of shapes. From dome-shaped ladybugs to diamond- shaped kites, this clever board book makes learning fun.
Big Red Barn
Margaret Wise Brown’s farm animal rhyme is now available as a board book. The charming illustrations by Felicia Bond bring the story to life as all the barnyard animals come out to play.
Very Busy Spider Board Book
A board book edition of the best-selling story features thermographic pages and a raised spider web children can feel for themselves, which complement the books colorful collages and easy, rhythmic text.
Best of Mozart CD (Best of Classical Kids)
This CD includes 45 minutes of carefully chosen music from a variety of Mozart’s work.
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.
How Can I Help? God’s Calling For Kids
A colorful, character-focused read aloud which teaches foundational biblical truths. The book is based on the belief that children are also called to love and serve, and they can do this by developing their talents, honoring their parents, growing in their knowledge of God, and acting appropriately in society. Parents are also called to help children grow into these callings, and therefore, the text and illustrations show children and parents living these out in daily settings. Theme verse uses
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.
Bright & Ready – Baby
Forget bulky baby books! Here’s a whole deck of cards filled with fun and stimulating ideas that
Grab your deck and sort, select, set up, and start your activity in seconds! Every card has a full illustration on one side, and short, simple instructions on the back.
These quick and creative learning activities will have parent and baby giggling anytime, anywhere! The activities are printed on a set of 52 tote-able, sturdy, colorful wipe-clean cards that feature a multitude of interactive ideas to enhance:
- Intellectual development
- Coordination and motor skills
- Language and listening skills
- Color and shape recognition
Most activities set up in moments with materials found around the home.
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.
You won’t have to worry about being seen at night with this handy little gadget! Simply clip the colorful caterpillar-shaped light onto your kids’ stroller or bicycle and select the light-up option (scrolling, flashing or solid). BPA, lead, phthalates, and formaldehyde free, Buggy Brites are also weatherproof and cool to the touch. More than cute decorations that kids will love, these will also keep them safe as they ride around at night.
You gotta love a simple toy that works on visual perception, size discrimination, color sorting, counting, and fine motor skills! All pieces are smooth, painted & natural wood. The base has 3 vertical pegs where you place the donut “shaped pieces. There are 3 rings each: large dark blue, medium light blue and small tinted white. They feel lovely in your hand! By Plan Toys, these are made from sustainable materials. Base is 8.5 x 2.5 x 5/8. Ring diameters are 2.75, 2, and 1 3/8 and are all about .75 thick.