Writer makes learning fun for young—August 7, 2009
The new school year will be starting soon, and parents may be looking for ways to help their children succeed. Peggy Kaye has a series of books containing games that parents can use with kids from kindergarten to third grade.
Kaye has a master’s degree in early-childhood education and has worked as a classroom teacher and a private tutor and educational consultant, specializing in making learning fun for young children.
“Games for Learning: Ten Minutes a Day to Help Your Child Do Well in School—From Kindergarten to Third Grade” is divided into four sections: “Think About It,” “Read and Write,” “Counting on Math,” and “Other Subjects.” Each section contains many games you can play at home using pencil and paper and other common, inexpensive items you would find around the house.
Reading with children is important, but Kaye has a book that extends the learning experience after you finish reading the story. “Games With Books: 28 of the Best Children’s Books and How to Use Them to Help Your Child Learn—From Preschool to Third Grade” contains games based on picture books, such as “Blueberries for Sal” and “Katy No-Pocket,” as well as games to go with chapter books like “Mr. Popper’s Penguins” and “Charlotte’s Web.”
Kaye also has books that contain games to help with specific subjects. “Games for Reading: Playful Ways to Help Your Child Read” divides the games into sections labeled “Games for Learning Words,” “Games for Learning Sounds,” “Games for Understanding,” and “Reading Every Day.” Or look for “Games for Writing: Playful Ways to Help Your Child Learn to Write” and “Games for Math: Playful Ways to Help Your Child Learn Math.”
Are you a teacher looking for ideas for different ways to present material in the classroom? These books are just as valuable for teachers as they are for parents. Take a look at these titles for a new approach to learning!