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Get Set for School Program®

Bring your classroom to life as children sing, play, color, and build their way toward a lifetime of joyful learning.

Readiness & Writing

Build pre-writing and early writing skills, fine motor control, social-emotional skills.

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Language & Literacy

Dramatic play, songs, movement, and exposure to literature and vocabulary.

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Numbers & Math

Make early math concepts simple, meaningful, and fun for children.

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Proven Strategies

Our programs complement your existing curriculum

Multisensory

Multisensory approach addresses different learning styles and invites active participation and purposeful discovery and play.
Research demonstrates that children develop through multisensory play.

Lessons teach readiness, writing, literacy, and early math skills including directionality, letter recognition, matching, vocabulary, rhyming, imitation, problem solving, patterns, and sequencing.

Children move, touch, feel, and manipulate real objects as they learn the habits and skills essential for kindergarten. Other multisensory lessons in the teacher's guides use Door Tracing, Imaginary Writing, Wet-Dry-Try, music, movement, finger plays, and building Mat Man to teach crayon grip, top-to-bottom habits, capital letter formation, body awareness, drawing, and counting skills.

Activities with hands-on materials: Wood Pieces Set, Roll-A-Dough Letters®, Stamp and See Screen®, A-B-C and 1-2-3 Touch and Flip Cards®, Tag Bags®, Four Squares More Squares®, and the Sound Around Box™ use multiple senses.

Simple

Activities break complex concepts into simple lessons that require minimal preparation time. Writing, math, and language domains are broken down into simple units to ensure success.

We demystify numbers and make math concepts relevant and fun for children.

Children also learn to identify letter symbols, both capital and lowercase, by letter names. They learn how these “symbols” work together to form printed words and how printed words relate to spoken language.

This program incorporates child-friendly teaching strategies, such as using music and movement to bring lessons to life, and multisensory manipulatives to build fine and gross motor skills. Our readiness and writing lessons teach body awareness, cooperation, taking turns, listening, crayon grip, drawing, building, letter and number recognition, and capital letter and number formation.

Developmentally Appropriate

The Get Set for School curriculum teaches the easiest skills first and then builds on that knowledge. Lessons are taught in a sequence that makes sense developmentally. There is no assumption of prior knowledge. After children master the easier skills, they are ready to move on to more difficult lessons.

Unique Pre-Writing Activities and Letter Order

Innovative letter order and pre-writing strategies are developmentally appropriate and promote easy learning for every letter and every student.

We’ve done a task analysis of the skills children need for writing—there are many! Children need social/school behaviors to imitate their teachers and learn with others. They need vocabulary to understand directions, alphabet knowledge, and familiarity with letters and numbers. They also need fine motor skills, and awareness of size, shape, and position.

We teach capitals first. Developmentally, capitals are easier. The capital teaching order helps teach correct formation and orientation while eliminating reversals. Learning capitals first makes it easy to transition to lowercase letters.

We’re known for preparing children for writing success. We use Wood Piece Play to develop vocabulary, concepts, and motor and social skills. It’s fun to trade Big Lines and Little Curves, to sing the “Wood Piece Pokey,” and to reach into a box to find—a Big Curve—and other pieces. Hands-On Letter Play is next, and children are taught letter formation with Wood Pieces, dough, magnetic stamps, and the Wet-Dry-Try slate activity.

Pre-K Resources & Products

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Pre-K Assessments

Free, informal assessments help identify what your children know and can do. 

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Hands-On Manipulatives

Discover flexible options for active, hands-on centers or whole-class instruction. 

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My First School Book

Draw, color, count, develop letter-awareness, and practice capital letters with this activity book.

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Readiness & Writing

Physical development and social/behavioral skills are particularly important in Pre-K. In fact, children need to develop both fine and gross motor skills to be able to write. All these skills are critical to good emotional and social development and future academic performance.

 

The Readiness & Writing program teaches body awareness, cooperation, taking turns, listening, crayon grip, drawing, building, letter and number recognition, capital letter and number formation.

Language & Literacy

Children begin developing language skills from the moment they are born. The Language & Literacy program actively teaches syllables, names and sounds of letters, words linked to content, new words in spoken language, how to respond to simple questions, and how to have discussions and share ideas.

The program focuses on building rich vocabulary, while children also learn to identify letter symbols, both capital and lowercase, by letter names. They learn how these “symbols” work together to form printed words and how printed words relate to spoken language.

Numbers & Math

Children need number sense right from the start of school. Math concepts can be intimidating in the early years, but the Numbers & Math program demystifies numbers and makes math concepts relevant and fun for children.

With playful manipulatives, music, and rhymes, our Numbers & Math program teaches counting, comparisons, spatial awareness, patterning, sequencing, matching, sorting, problem solving, and even Pre-K geometry skills.

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