RELATED CATEGORIES

All Categories

Games with Books Twenty-eight of the Best Children's Books and How to Use Them to Help Your Child Learn—From Preschool to Third Grade

Peggy Kaye

Farrar, Straus and Giroux

0374528152

9780374528157

Trade Paperback

368 Pages

$29.00

Request Exam Copy Request Desk Copy
Kaye shows educators and parents how to play learning games based on classic children's books. Games With Books features fourteen picture books, such as Harold and the Purple Crayon and Blueberries for Sal and fourteen chapter books, such as Winnie the Pooh and Stuart Little. For each book, Kaye provides a summary and then introduces three to four games designed to help children develop crucial reading, writing, math, and conceptual skills. The games require few materials and can easily be played both in home and at school, and they cover a wide skill and age range.

REVIEWS

Praise for Games with Books

"[Kaye] takes 28 well-loved kids' books, from picture books to novels for third-graders, and provides instructions for easy activities (using inexpensive, ready-to-handle materials) to build upon the reading experience."—Rosemary Herbert, The Boston Herald

"Peggy Kaye is the teacher everyone wishes they had, the teacher from heaven. Her special genius is for turning something you're doing already—in this new book, reading aloud to your children—into an act of education. And for Peggy Kaye, an act of education is an act of imagination. She stretches the creative muscles. Her games will inspire your kids, and maybe they'll inspire you, too."—Louis Menand

"Very imaginative and stimulating . . . Kaye has written a guidebook for turning well-known children's stories into playful learning games."—Angela Nurse, Daily News (New York)

"Kaye offers innovative activities, from word plays to crafts, to deepen children's experience of some great vintage stories. A gentle, encouraging instructor, her book will be especially appealing to homeschoolers."—Mothering

"An extremely valuable resource."—Betty Holmes, Director, United Federation of Teachers, Dial-a-Teacher

Reviews from Goodreads

BACK

BOOK EXCERPTS

Read an Excerpt

Peggy Kaye, a tutor and eductional consultant, is the author of Games for Math, Games for Writing and Games for Learning. She has a master's degree in early-childhood education from Columbia University's Teachers College and has taught in both public and private elementary schools. She lives in New York City.
Read the full excerpt
BACK

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

  • Peggy Kaye

  • Peggy Kaye, a tutor and eductional consultant, is the author of Games for Math, Games for Writing and Games for Learning. She has a master's degree in early-childhood education from Columbia University's Teachers College and has taught in both public and private elementary schools. She lives in New York City.
BACK