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With the academic demands being placed on kindergarteners, it makes a lot of sense to lay a strong foundation for learning in preschool. At Child1st we aren't very excited about pushing formal learning with very young children - after all, play is the work of children! But it makes a whole lot of sense to introduce some concepts using visuals and stories so that while the kids think they are playing, they are actually receiving great preparation for formal learning in school!

Preschool Sounds and Letters

Alphabet Tales

The best way to give your child a solid background before starting kindergarten is to read stories about letters, what they look like, and what they sound like. You will be enjoying a cuddle/story time with your child and yet powerful learning will be going on in the background! Perfect for family time, bedtime or anytime reading!

tories and images captivate and teach young children. Alphabet Tales is filled with colorful illustrations, exciting and easy to understand language, and best of all… you get to meet the charming residents of Alphabury Wood and take part in their entertaining  adventures throughout the book. From Abner Meets the Ants, to Zip and Zap Save the Day, each letter is represented by a lovable character your child will never forget!

Why This Alphabet? 

  • Each letter in the alphabet is designed to match its shape - the F is a FLAG, M is MOUNTAINS, for example. The tie to a known object links shape of letter to its sound.
  • Images make it easy for children to learn sounds as they are learning a letter
  • The images and stories make it impossible for the child to forget the letter and its sound - one of the most fundamental and necessary skills needed for learning to read!  


Preschool Numbers To 10

I Can Sing from 1 to 10

I Can Sing from 1 to 10

This charming book will teach numbers to 10 while the child sings and makes the numbers with his or her body!

I Can Sing from 1 to 10 introduces young children to number symbols and counting in a way that helps them remember number symbols and names.

Each full page color illustration shows a number embedded in an image, provides details in the picture for the child to count, and numbers are introduced using lyrics that can be sung to the tune of Baa Baa Black Sheep.



Preschool Numbers To 20

I Can Count from 1 - 20 Poster

This colorful poster is great for very young children learning their numbers for the first time, or for children who are struggling to learn and recognize numbers. Perfect for a bedroom wall.

I Can Count from 1 to 20 is a poster of our stylized numbers arranged in rows of five numbers, which allows an important number pattern to emerge. Each number image includes some details to count. The little rhyme under each number helps children relate the image they see to the number symbol. 



Preschool Words

SnapWords List F Teaching Cards

SnapWords List F Teaching CardsChildren as young as 18 months can learn basic sight words as easily as reading them a picture book. We recommend Lists F and Nouns1 to begin with.

You can let your child handle the cards and tell you what they say, or you can display a handful at a time in a pocket chart or on a bulletin board in their room. Just show your child a card and talk with them about what you can see in the picture. Later, while displaying a handful of cards, ask your child, "Can you find 'morning?' Or as you point to a word, ask them, "What does this word say?"