Before Five in a Row


Designed to be used with children ages 2 through 4, Before Five in a Row is a rich treasury of classic picture book lessons and creative ideas that help you gently, consistently prepare your children for the lifelong adventure of learning. Now in a revised second edition, this bestselling volume is the foundation for inspired learning through great books and future studies with the entire Five in a Row curriculum.

Before Five in a Row is divided into two parts. Part One contains hundreds of simple ideas and activities developed around 23 of the finest books ever written for young children. You’ll find delightful activities built around the wonderful classics listed below. Each unit provides creative ideas and enjoyable activities designed to cultivate joyful intimacy with your child while building vital learning-readiness skills.

Part Two is a rich resource filled with specific ideas designed to help you prepare children for learning through simple, everyday activities. You will also find ideas for bath time, bedtime, in the kitchen, at the grocery store, and much more—information and inspiration to help you maximize these precious years, guiding and preparing your children well for their future academic journeys.

New features in this second edition include a new design with updated illustrations, Animal Classification Cards that help children develop simple, enjoyable classification skills, and Story Disks and a Storybook Map that provide hands-on fun and prepare your child for later studies with More Before Five in a Row and Five in a Row.

Before Five in a Row is the perfect introduction to the joys of parent-directed learning in a few moments each day!

Books used in Before Five in a Row include:

Jesse Bear, What Will You Wear? by N. W. Carlstrom*
Yellow Ball by Molly Bang*
My Blue Boat by Chris L. Demarest*
The Little Rabbit by Judy Dunn
Ask Mr. Bear by Marjorie Flack*
Blueberries for Sal by Robert McCloskey*
Goodnight Moon by Margaret Wise Brown*
The Big Green Pocketbook by Candice Ransom*
The Runaway Bunny by Margaret Wise Brown*
The ABC Bunny by Wanda Gag*
If Jesus Came to My House by Joan Gale Thomas*
Caps for Sale by Esphyr Slobodkina*
The Carrot Seed by Ruth Krauss*
The Snowy Day by Ezra Jack Keats*
The Quiet Way Home by Bonny Becker*
Play With Me by Marie Hall Ets*
Prayer for a Child by Rachel Field*
I Am an Artist by Pat L. Collins*
Angus Lost by Marjorie Flack*
Katy No-Pocket by Emmy Payne*
We’re Going On a Bear Hunt by Michael Rosen*
The Red Carpet by Rex Parkin
Corduroy by Don Freeman*

*available at Heppner's Legacy

Add to Cart:

  • Model: 5605
  • Author: Lambert, Jane
  • Format: Paperback
  • Specs: 186 pages
  • Publisher: Five in a Row
  • Grade: Preschool

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