Review: Naples Daily News - March 7, 2010
The purpose of the book is to help 4-year-olds acquire basic literacy skills through developmentally appropriate activities. While aimed primarily at preschool teachers, the activities related to the 36 literacy outcomes can be easily implemented by parents and grandparents. Also illustrated are activities that enrich the home and classroom environments. It contains a simple assessment toold and check sheet to chart children's progress thoughout the year.
Review: November 2009 Book News Inc. - November 1, 2009
Former preschool teachers Harlan and Ruth Hansen are board members of the Naples Alliance for Children in Naples, Florida, consultants for Head Start programs, and presenters at workshops on early childhood around the country. Developed through a grant from a Naples-area foundation, their text offers a historical overview of preschool literacy and then lays out a literacy program for new and experienced early childhood educators to promote positive literacy growth in the preschool setting. The text includes discussion, tips, and reproducible materials for several topics - assessment, classroom essentials to support literacy throughout the day, using music in literacy development, and strategies for connecting with families - as well as detailed playns for 28 lesson activities. No subject index. (Annotation 2009 Book News Inc. Portland, OR)
Review: The Midwest Book Review- The Bookwatch October 2009 - October 1, 2009
Preschoolers recieve a fine educational foundation based on tested techniques and tools of success and assessment in an activities guide any educator will relish, Harlan S. Hansen, Ph.D. and Ruth M. Hansen, Ph.D.'s LESSONS FOR LITERACY. From classroom basics that reinforce literacy learning to building letters, numbers, vocabulary and strong family participation in the process, this is packed with important keys to a successful preschooler engagement.