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Recommended Books

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Games for Math

by Peggy Kaye, Pantheon Books, 1988

This book has many, creative, interesting games that can be used to promote a variety of math skills. Ages — pre-school through elementary.

Status: In Print / In Print

Games for Reading

by Peggy Kaye, Pantheon Books, 1984

This book has many, creative, interesting games that can be used to promote a variety of reading skills. Ages — pre-school through elementary.

Status: In Print / In Print

How to Be A Hero To Your Kids

by Josh McDowell and Dick Day, Word Publishing, 1991 (1993 Reprint)

A wonderful book that shows the importance of parent-child relationships and provides a six step plan to build parent-child relationships as well as improving and strengthening them.

Status: OP – Used

How to Develop Self-Esteem in Your Child: Six Vital Ingredients

by Bettie Youngs, Fawcett Books, 1985 (Columbine Trade – 1993 Reprint)

Understand your child’s self-esteem and help to build it using step-by-step methods. Good for parents and professionals.

Status: OP – Used

How to Make Your Child A Better Listener

by Florence Karnofsky and Trudy Weiss, Fearon Teacher Aids, 1993

Booklet with hints and games for use through middle school years on developing listening skills.

Status: OP – Used

Keeping a Head In School: A Student’s Book About Learning Abilities and Learning Disorders

by Mel Levine, Educators Pub Service, 1991 Reprint

Levine has chapters devoted to individual children who exhibit specific learning problems. It can even be read to some children to help them begin to understand their own learning problems.

Status: In Print

Keys to Parenting A Child With ADD

by Barry McNamara and Francine McNamara, Barron’s, 1993

Good book for parents of either children with or without ADD to help set up and implement behavioral interventions.

Status: In Print

More Parents are Teachers, Too: Encouraging Your 6 to 12 Year Old

by Claudia Jones, Williamson Publishing, 1990

Similar to ‘Parents are Teachers, Too’ but for older children.

Status: In Print

No Easy Answers: The Learning Disabled Child At Home And At School

by Sally Smith, Bantam Books, 1995 Revised

Mrs. Smith explains the various needs and problems of learning disabled children at home and at school.

Status: In Print

Parents are Teachers, Too: Enriching Your Child’s First Six Years

by Claudia Jones, Williamson Publishing, 1988

Using the child’s developmental stages, this book offers suggestions to promote school readiness.

Status: In Print

Straight Talk About Reading: How Parents Can Make a Difference During the Early Years

by Susan Hall and Louisa Moats, McGraw-Hill Trade, 1998

Status: In Print

‘Words Fail Me’: How Language Works And What Happens When It Doesn’t

by Priscilla Vail, Modern Learning Press, 1996

A nice explanation of how language ability facilitates learning and what happens when there are language problems.

Status: In Print

Your Child’s Growing Mind: A Guide to Learning and Brain Development from Birth to Adolescence

by Jane Healy, Main Street Books, 1994 Rev Upd

Excellent book that explains current scientific theories of children’s brain development. One of the best in print.

Status: In Print

Excellent Reference Books

The Elementary School Handbook K-6

by Joanne Oppenheim, Pantheon Books, 1989

Practical activities to promote learning in all these grades.

Status: In Print

Raising Achievers

by Nita Weis, Broadman & Holman, 1995

Help your child in school and establish behavioral guidelines.

Status: OP – Used

Unlocking Your Child’s Learning Potential: How to Equip Kids to Succeed in School & Life

by Cheri Fuller, Navpress, 1994

Discover your child’s learning style and learn how to help him or her.

Status: In Print

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