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Scholastic Preschool Newsletter | June 2012
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Free Printables
Print these activity sheets to keep your preschooler engaged – and learning!
High Five!
Help your child master writing and counting with the number 5 using this free printable.
Science Play: Shadows
Does your child play with her shadow? Then give her this fun science activity and have her match animals to their shadows. She can also color them in!
Draw & Write Bookmarks
These three bookmarks will encourage your kids to create lists – a great way to help them organize their ideas for writing.
School & Homework Help
Help your child get the most out of school with these helpful tips.
Grading Kindergarten
What makes a good kindergarten? See how to evaluate a program – and know when a classroom doesn’t measure up.
Preschool Prep
Learn the 10 questions you should ask before selecting a preschool.
In Focus: Social Studies
The preschool classroom becomes the first community your child joins outside of your family. Learn how this important subject fits in.
Learning Activities
Partner with your preschooler for these fun learning activities.
Summer Fun + Learning
Try these 6 simple ways – from classic lemonade stands to dramatic endeavors – to sneak in some learning this month.
Our Town
Set the stage for dramatic adventures when you and your child build your own town using milk cartons, cereal boxes, and some paint.
Sock Hop
The many things you can do with this little clothing accessory will knock you off your feet!
5 Winners Will Receive All the Fixings for a Fun-packed Family Road Trip
Dear Parent,
With inevitable changes in your family’s schedule this month, plus plans for travel and long summer days together, we thought you might like some quick ways to keep your kids’ minds (and bodies) busy all summer long. From June’s hottest titles to tips on redefining road trips, these suggestions are sure to help you make the most of this month.
  June’s Most Anticipated Books
What’s new and noteworthy in children’s books this month? Check out these recommendations that are sure to please. We especially love Pete the Cat and His Four Groovy Buttons by Eric Litwin.
  Redefining Road Trips
Find ways to smooth your upcoming road trip (or even everyday errands in the car). This quick video will help you get out of any traffic jam.
  Summer Reading Challenge
With the Scholastic Summer Challenge, kids log their reading minutes to win rewards! Plus, find parent resources and booklists.
Reading Strategies
  Help your child develop essential skills — and a lifelong love for reading — with these tips from our experts.
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  Popular with Preschoolers
We asked parents what books their kids are reading these days. Here are some of the most popular titles they mentioned.
  The Dad List
Check out these charming, lively, and touching tales that are the perfect way to celebrate Father’s Day.
  Right Story, Right Time
What kinds of tales can your child understand and appreciate now? Follow these age-by-age guidelines.
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  Dog Days of Summer
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  Mother-Daughter Book Club
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