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Classics Suggested Reading

Easy Reader Classics

This charming series features classic stories from beloved children's novels rewritten in a simple style. Now even the youngest readers can enjoy many of the world's favorite tales. Favorites include: The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, The Jungle Book, Treasure Island, and more.
Ages: 5 to 7

Classic Starts
For those who are a little older and more advanced in their reading skills, the Classic Starts series presents classic tales in easy to understand, short stories.
Ages: 7 to 9

Illustrated Classics Series
Illlustrated by Robert Ingpen, this beautiful series of illustrated classics will delight young readers and parents alike. From all-time favorites to seasonal stories like A Night Before Christmas, this series will continue to delight for years to come.
Ages: 10+
 

 
 
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July 15, 2011

Math: Seashell Games


Summer is a great time to spend outdoors collecting tiny objects like rocks or shells. Put these little treasures to work by having your child use them to practice math skills. Preschoolers can sort by size, color, and shape. First and second graders can use the shells to show addition and subtraction problems such as, “If you have a group of 18 shells and I take 5, how many will you have left?”

Tiny objects are also great for demonstrating multiplication and division. For example, have your child divide a pile of 20 shells into five even groups. How many shells in each group? Then ask your child to make four sets using the same 20 shells. Now how many shells are in each group now? This exercise is a great opportunity to demonstrate multiplication concepts in a visual way.



 
  

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