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School Readiness Materials Start-up Kit

 

 

Suggested Materials and Book List

Materials for developing oral language:
• Box of assorted language photo cards
• 1 Echo microphone
• 5 Trade books with retell props including traditional tales
• 1 Nursery rhyme book
• 1 Nursery rhyme felt set
• 1 24x36 felt board or lap board
• Mystery bag (canvas) with 6‐8 theme related objects for developing theme vocabulary
• 2 Non‐fiction theme books
• 1 Set of puppets (4‐6) (animals or multicultural people)
• Building language game
• 6 sided cube with clear pockets on each side

Materials for increasing letter knowledge:
• Variety of alphabet books (6)
• Pom Poms (pair)
• Megaphone
• 1 Uppercase alphabet puzzle
• 1 Lowercase alphabet puzzle
• Upper and lowercase magnetic letters
• 2 Magnetic cookie sheets
• 1 Set alphabet letter stamps (upper case)
• 1 Set alphabet letter stamps (lower case)
• 4 Stamp pads (variety of colors)
• 2 Alphabet arc mats with plastic letters
• 1 Magnifying glass
• 2 Letter/sound matching games
• 3 Pointers (variety, theme related)
• 2 Letter frames (one to highlight words; one to highlight letters)
• 1 Sound/Letter game like alphabet bingo or lotto
• Wikki Stix

Materials for increased early mathematics knowledge and concepts:
• Set plastic/tactile numbers
• 1 Number puzzle
• 3 Trade books with math theme
• 2 sets counters (approximately 72 each) (theme related)
• 2 Sorting trays
• 1 Set of linking cubes (150)
• 1 Set attribute blocks with activity cards
• 1 Set of pegs and pegboards (number)
• 1 Set pattern cards with manipulatives
• 1 Fraction manipulatives (pizza, cookie, pie, fruit, etc.)
• 1 Set number stampers
• 1 Measurement set (containers, cups, etc.)
• Set of story mats (4‐6)
• 1 math game such as number bingo, shape bingo, dominoes, etc.

Materials to increase phonological awareness and sensitivity to sounds in language:
• 1 Listening game
• 1 Trade book about listening
• Toobaloo or PVC U‐joint (listening tube)
• 1 Trade book about children's names to use with syllable segmenting
• 1 Syllable game
• 6‐8 Variety of nursery rhyme posters
• 1 Rhyming words game
• 1 Rhyming words puzzle
• 2 Trade books emphasizing rhyming words
• Stuffed elephant for Willoughby Wallaby Woo
• 1 Trade book emphasizing alliteration
• 1 Alliteration game
• 3 Teacher phonological resource books
• 1 Compound word game
• 1 Onset rime game

Materials to foster written expression:
• Set of 4 small dry erase lapboards (9x12)
• Set of 4 dry erase markers and erasers
• 2 Writing caddies
• 2 Sets of 12 colored pencils
• 2 Sets of 8 washable markers
• Variety of fun/decorative pens/pencils (10)
• 4 Trade books with writing focus
• 2 How to draw trade books
• 2 (8 1/2 x 11) clipboard
• 2 Small clipboards
• 2 Magnet doodle boards
• 2 Packages of manila drawing paper
• Theme picture word cards with print
• 1 Pictionary (my first words)
• 2 Staplers (for bookmaking)
• 1 Alphabet poster

Texas Prekindergarten School Readiness Materials Kits

Suggested Book List


Language-Traditional Tales Books:
• The Three Bears
• The Little Red Hen
• The Princess and the Pea
• The Three Little Pigs
• The Three Billy Goats Gruff
• The Gingerbread Man
• The Emperor’s New Clothes
• Jack and the Beanstalk
• Other traditional tales of choice

Language-Classic Books and Nursery Rhymes:
• The Real Mother Goose
• Classic Nursery Rhymes
• My Bedtime Book of Nursery Rhymes
• Other classic and nursery rhyme books of choice

Language-Nonfictional Books:
• Multicultural book collection
• Science books with various science topics such as: senses, animals & animal homes, weather, foods, health, etc.
• Other nonfiction books of choice

Alphabet Books:
• Other alphabet books of choice

Rhyming Books:
• Mother Goose
• Dr. Seuss
• Other books of choice

Language Materials:
• Language photo cards-photo on front and name on back (variety of categories such as: clothing, pets, animals and transportation, etc.)
• Language games 
    o Sequence cards 
    o What goes together; matching pictures games (e.g. shoe & sock) 
    o Category sorting box; sort pictures by category 
    o Building language lotto (cards with photos and real objects) 
    o Positional words (object to place in various positions) 
    o Opposites (pictures to match)

Letter Knowledge:
• Letter/sound matching games 
    o Alphabet match up puzzles (letter and object) 
    o Alphabet mystery box (objects in mystery box, mat alphabet or letter mat

Phonological Awareness:
• Listening cards and games with CD’s 
    o Animal sounds 
    o Environmental sounds
• Syllable 
    o Theme related items; clap syllables in name of object 
    o Syllable sort; sort pictures by number of syllables
• Rhyming 
    o Rhyming basket (concrete items) 
    o Rhyming picture cards 
    o Rhyming word puzzles 
    o Rhyming mats with concrete objects 
    o Rhyming sound games
• Alliteration 
    o Beginning sound match ups 
    o Beginning sound mats with concrete objects 

Department of State Initiatives

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