Saturday, August 30, 2008

Get Ready for Kindergarten Giveaway

Get Ready for Kindergarten by Cedar Valley PublishingCedar Valley Publishing is a company started by Stacey Kannenburg, an educator, author, speaker and mom was looking for books and curriculum to prepare children for their educational careers.

The result is Cedar Valley Publishing and the Let's Get Ready for Kindergarten series (which includes Let's Get Ready for First Grade) and the soon-to-be-released Spanish editions of both books.

The books are a little different because they're in an easy-to-read storybook type format rather than a workbook where children can practice saying letters, numbers, identifying shapes and colors and other early learning skills. According to the website they've won multiple awards and are in use in 350 schools around the country. To quote Kannenburg:

Thirty-eight states are discussing all day 4 year-old Kindergarten because kids are not coming to school prepared. But where are the public service announcements telling parents the 7 things they need to know for Kindergarten testing: the alphabet all mixed up, number to 10 all mixed up, basic shapes, colors, coins, counting objects to 10 and how far they can count to 100?
If you have a child who could benefit from the educational boost these books provide then be sure to enter this week's giveaway because thanks to Cedar Valley Publishing I have a set of 2 books to give. Just follow the directions below and good luck!

Here's how to win:

Before 12 am Monday go to the giveaway entry form on this page and enter your name and email. I will pick one of the names at random, contact the winner via their email and publish the winner's first name and home town in next Tuesday's post. See the bottom of the entry form for more details.

This giveaway is open to all readers so good luck!

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20 comments:

Missy said...

VERY nice giveaway. I've never saw those books before, they look great!!!

Missy

elaine said...

These books would be so helpful for my nephews. One nephew is entering grade one this year and then the twins are going into kndergarten next year!
Elaine R
emrosser@shaw.ca

Stacy said...

This would be perfect for us since I'm doing preschool with Lily this year. She'll be starting kindergarten next year.

Abby said...

My daughter starts kindergarten next week and I think she would get a kick out of this book!

Meredith said...

I've got o0ne grandchild starting 1st grade and one starting Kindergarten. I've seen these books before and they look great.

Moriah @ Please Pass the Salt said...

I just wanted to tell you I finally had a chance to stop by; been meaning to ever since I heard your interview on Behind the Blog.

Which was great, by the way.

Doll Clothes Gal said...

Loks like a great giveaway - I've never seen these books before. They lok terrific.

Lauralee said...

Great books. I was very nervous when I had to go to school for kindergarten, no preschooling beforehand. I know these books will be helpful for many. Count me in the giveaway. Thank you.

pbrint said...

I have pre k to 12 grade ell students and could really use these books. pbrint@hotmail.com

Daisy said...

One of the best ways to prepare children for school is to read to them. It would take much longer than a comment box to list all the benefits of reading to a child.

Anonymous said...

As a library aide, I'm always looking for interesting, cirriculuminspired (and free) books to add to our collection!

Kelly said...

i'm anonymous...i forgot I had a google account!
Kelly

Rosanne said...

Yes - please sign me up!

Gloria said...

This would be great for my nearly four-year-old grandson. This is a wonderful giveaway, but even better it is good to know that these books are available.

Uniquely Yours said...

This would be great for my daughter! Thanks!

MommyTime said...

I may be dumb, but I don't understand what knowing the alphabet or numbers "all mixed up" means. Does it mean that you can recognize the letters or numbers when given random ones? Or something else? Sorry for being obtuse!

kohndr said...

Please enter me
Kobi Hendrix
kohndr@gmail.com

Jessica Wipfler said...

How cool!

Jessica Wipfler said...

How cool!

Lee said...

Hoping to squeeze in on the deadline as I was gone this weekend.