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School Readiness/Math/Language

Lending Library items are available to be checked out for two weeks to all North Dakota residents.

Handouts are available in either print or digital format. Printed handouts are free to keep. Digital materials are available to download at your convenience.

Lending Library - Books (2)

Handouts (2)

Books

Keeping School Cool
by Michaelene Mundy
From the end of August until the first part of June, children spend more hours at school than their waking hours at home. This charmingly illustrated book speaks about issues schoolkids deal with every day: learning, teachers, homework, getting along with others, feeling safe. In language young children can understand, author Michaelene Mundy offers empathy and reassurance, along with practical problem-solving tips.

Readiness: School, Family, & Community Connections
by Southwest Educational Development Laboratory
This research synthesis is a report to help local school, community, and family leaders obtain useful research-based information about key educational issues. It addresses readiness as it relates to children, schools, families, and communities. This book focuses on children's readiness.

Handouts

Ayude a su hijo(a) a prepararse para la escuela: Sugerencias para el exito
Channing Bete
Guía paso a paso enseña a los padres lo que significa estar listo para la escuela, estrategias para mejorar la educación de sus hijos y la importancia de una buena salud y bienestar físico. Los ejercicios interactivos ayudan a los padres a desarrollar el lenguaje y las habilidades de pensamiento de su hijo, preparan a su hijo emocional y físicamente para la escuela, y más. Las secciones de relleno, las hojas de trabajo y otras funciones interactivas hacen que los manuales sean ideales para referencias continuas. (Step-by-step guide teaches parents what it means to be ready for school, strategies to enhance their child's education, and the importance of good health and physical well-being. Interactive exercises help parents develop their child's language and thinking skills, prepare their child emotionally and physically for school, and more. Fill-in sections, worksheets, and other interactive features make handbooks ideal for ongoing reference.) (Spanish)
To request a copy of this resource, visit or call Pathfinder and ask for Handout #13

Helping Your Child Prepare For School -- Tips For Success: A Parent's Handbook
Channing Bete
Step-by-step guide teaches parents what it means to be ready for school, strategies to enhance their child's education, and the importance of good health and physical well-being. Interactive exercises help parents develop their child's language and thinking skills, prepare their child emotionally and physically for school, and more. (English)
To request a copy of this resource, visit or call Pathfinder and ask for Handout #1

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