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101 Ways To Help Your Child Learn To Read And Write

Winner of the Parents’ Choice Approved Seal,* this book provides the perfect collection of practical and enjoyable suggestions to help children develop reading and writing skills during everyday activities—in the kitchen, while watching TV, at bedtime, in the car and more! Makes an effective, affordable handout for parents. Grades Pre-K–6. * For review, see the Awards section at www.parent-choice.org

Item No.: WB-101-1500 Price: $6.95 Also Available in Spanish
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101 Ideas para ayudar a sus hijos a aprender a leer y escribir

This ideal handout for parents, also available in English, gives parents 101 ideas to help improve their children’s learning skills during everyday activities—in the car, at bedtime, in the kitchen, at the store, and many more.

Item No.: WB-101-1956 Price: $6.95 Also Available in English
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¡Leamos!/Let’s Read!

(101 Ideas to Help Your Child Learn to Read and Write) Our best-selling bilingual book offers parents 101 practical suggestions, side-by-side in Spanish and English, for parents to help their children develop reading and writing skills at home, at the store, in the car—everywhere! Short, easy ideas are enjoyable for the whole family.

Item No.: WB-101-1263 Price: $16.95 (6" x 9" Lay-Flat Binding)
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Self-Esteem Made Easy: Encourage Confidence in Your Child

Also Available in Spanish. Self-Esteem Made Easy is intended to provide parents with an overview of what influences the development of a child’s self-esteem. Author Barbara Rosin shows that the parent’s role is fundamental in forming a child’s confidence. With easy-to-follow language and examples, Rosin leads parents through some of the key issues important to the good emotional health of their children. Topics include: Setting a Good Example, Listening and Communicating, Setting Boundaries, Responsibility and more. Self-Esteem… is divided into four easy-to-read sections. Each chapter includes hints for parents. Also included is a sample situation for illustration and discussion, and a suggested reading list.

English Item No.: WB-117-2100 Price: $12.95
Spanish Item No.: WB-167-2326 Price: $12.95
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Cómo Conseguir Trabajo en los Estados Unidos

(How to Get a Job in the United States: A Special Guide for Latinos) Available in Spanish Language Only. For the first time ever—a guide for Latinos in Spanish on landing a job in the U.S. This book addresses the fears and questions relating to a job search, interviewing, and methods for finding a job. A great resource for Adult Education and ESL classes!

Item No.: WB-167-2308 Price: $12.95
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Elementary Grammar: A Resource Book

Children can use this handy resource alone or with your help to answer questions about usage, catch up or move ahead for their age/grade level, or just get practice and review. Suitable for Grades K-6.

Item No.: WB-855-1016 Price: $13.95
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Grammar Handbook for Home and School

An indispensable source for answers to questions about English grammar, syntax, and punctuation. Suitable for Grades K-12.

Item No.: WB-855-1018 Price: $9.95
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For a Moment for a Lifetime

For a Moment for a Lifetime by Terry R. Wisniewski is a delightful collection of lyric and narrative poems that gives the reader a glimpse into a world where, for a moment, the ordinary becomes extraordinary. In that moment, possibilities are born. Ranging from cinematic imagery, to thoughtful musings, with the occasional dash of dry humor, this collection makes a great gift for that friend or colleague who enjoys curling up with a good book of poetry now and then.

Item No.: WB-117-2108 Price: $12.95
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Games for Reading

The activities in this book tackle the building blocks of reading and increase the desire to read. Includes games for learning words by sight, reading with understanding, and building motivation.

Item No.: WB-117-2109 Price: $17.95
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Games for Writing

This book begins with basic pencil control and works all the way through grammar and writing style with a collection of games to help children become skilled, confident, and enthusiastic writers.

Item No.: WB-117-2110 Price: $17.95
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Games for Math

Overcome the mysteries of math with marvelous games that your kids will love. Counting, sizes and shapes, arithmetic, and puzzles are all made interesting and exciting with over fifty games to instill the basics and stimulate the imagination.

Item No.: WB-117-2111 Price: $17.955
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Games for Learning

A collection of easy-to-learn games helps your child develop and refine critically needed skills covering a wide range of subjects, including reading and writing, math, science, and social studies.

Item No.: WB-117-2112 Price: $17.95
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Grandma & Grandpa, May I Come Over?

When grandchildren visit, they want to DO things. This book presents 52 different activitites for each week of the year. The activites are easy and inexpensive. They range from planting a seed to visiting a horse to dusting the bookshelves! All activities are both educational and enjoyable – a perfect gift for grandparents.

Item No.: WB-855-2334 Price: $12.95
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With Love, Grandma

This collection of sample letters and books to share is full of whimsical illustrations and drawings by children. Subjects include holidays, family, the seasons, and school. Also included are developmental charts and a list of resouces.

Item No.: WB-855-2333 Price: $12.95
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Gotcha, Grandpa

Opens up a dialog on many subjects and issues, including self-esteem, goals, persistence, heroes, lessons from history, and more. Each subject accompanied by actual letters from seniors, as well as age-specific book lists for sharing. Essays discuss the benefits of cross-generational communication.A great gift for grandparents.

Item No.: WB-855-2335 Price: $12.95
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Tutoring Children in Reading & Writing: Book 1 (Kindergarten)

Book 1 focuses on the building blocks of reading and writing with sample worksheets that focus on letter recognition, spelling, phonics, and comprehension. Suitable for Parents of Grade K.

Item No.: WB-855-2014 Price: $15.95
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Tutoring Children in Reading & Writing: Book 2 (Grades 1-2)

Book 2 focuses on the building blocks of reading and writing with sample worksheets that focus on letter recognition, spelling, phonics, and comprehension. Suitable for Parents of Grades 1-2.

Item No.: WB-855-2015 Price: $15.95
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Phonics Plus Book A

Develops a child’s skill in recognizing the alphabet and the initial sounds in words. 78 lessons on: printing, consonant letters and sounds, and the short vowels. Suitable for Parents of K-1.

Item No.: WB-855-2011 Price: $6.95
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Phonics Plus Book B

Help children learn to discriminate sound-symbol correspondences by listening, saying, seeing, then writing letters and words.Suitable for Parents of Grades 1-2.

Item No.: WB-855-2012 Price: $6.95
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Phonics Plus Book C

Develops your child’s skill in recognizing consonant sounds as well as the most important short and long vowels. Suitable for Parents of Grades 2-3.

Item No.: WB-855-2013 Price: $6.95
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Family Book Sharing Groups

Offers plans and agendas for six meetings where families can meet to gain mutual support and share ideas. Suitable for Parents of Grades K-12.

Item No.: WB-855-1337 Price: $8.95
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Help Your Child Read and Succeed: A Parents’ Guide

The expert advice and effective skill-building activities in this book will help boost your children’s reading -success. Most importantly, you’ll discover how to give them a good attitude and high motivation to read. Chapters also offer specific methods for improving reading, comprehension, vocabulary, and speed. In addition, parent/child activities are offered, along with recommended reading lists, stories to share, and read-aloud techniques.

Item No.: WB-100-1019 Price: $12.95
Early Book Stages Video DVD

Early Book Stages, 0-5 Years

(Creciendo Con Libros, 0-5 Años)

Parents discover how to give their children early book skills that will give them an advantage as they prepare to enter school. The video is divided into segments from 0-1 year, 1-2 years, 2-3 years, 3-4 years, and 4-5 years. The youngest child who appears on the video is 4 months old.

Parents will also learn how to enjoy books with their children at each stage of their early reading development! This practical video shows parents and children interacting with books and explains the five normal stages each child goes through—from chewing the corners of books, to proudlyreading their favorite stories.

Video Highlights:

  • Parents will learn how to read to their young children.
  • Parents will be able to identify the developmental stages of using books.
  • Children will be better prepared for success in school.
  • Families from multicultural backgrounds are depicted.
English Spanish
VHS Item No.: WB-367-2336 Price: $45.00 VHS Item No.: WB-367-2338 Price: $45.00
DVD Item No.: WB-367-2337 Price: $55.00 DVD Item No.: WB-367-2339 Price: $55.00
Fanning the Flame VHS/DVD

Fanning the Flame

This video introduces and discusses the notion that parents are their children’s first teachers. First, it shows parents what they can do to set the stage for academic achievement. Then, it gives parents and educators steps they can take to encourage their children to maintain a level of academic success.

Facilitator’s manual also includes a Blackline Master for Parenting Inventory which includes 20 things parents do to contribute to their children’s success.

Steps include how to:

  • Recognize a child’s natural skills and abilities
  • “Fan the Flame” of each child’s motivation to succeed
  • Identify the positive influences in a child’s life
  • Build the relationship between school and home to support academic success
VHS Item No.: WB-317-2101 Price: $69.95
DVD Item No.: WB-367-2347 Price: $79.95
Make a Difference Video DVD

Make a Difference: Talk about Books

(Sea usted una buena influencia sobre sus hijos: Hable acerca de los libros)

Reading aloud and talking about books is the most powerful modeling behavior parents can do to promote their children’s reading and learning. This video demonstrates enjoyable ways parents can share books with their children, connect with their kids, promote mutual respect, improve school performance, and instill a love of reading.

Parents receive specific ideas they can use at home. The video is divided into three brief parts with opportunities to stop and discuss after each section. Includes a 16-page discussion guide. Appropriate for parents of children in grades Pre-K–6.

English Spanish
VHS Item No.: WB-309-1628 Price: $59.95 VHS Item No.: WB-317-1698 Price: $59.95
DVD Item No.: WB-367-2342 Price: $69.95 DVD Item No.: WB-367-2343 Price: $69.95
Parent Involvemene Parent's Role VHS/DVD

Parent Involvement: The Parent’s Role

This video encourages parents to get involved in whatever ways they can. Drs. Motsinger and Edwards interview parents who are successfully involved in promoting their children’s efforts at school in a variety of ways. They also show that teachers want to hear from parents and find it helpful to talk with them even when things are going well.

Facilitator’s manual includes Family Activities for Success in School with 10 ways parents can support academic success.

VHS Item No.: WB-317-2106 Price: $69.95
DVD Item No.: WB-367-2341 Price: $79.95
Parent Involvement School's Role VHS/DVD

Parent Involvement: The School’s Role

In this video, Drs. Hillery Motsinger and Annie Edwards help educators get a handle on parent issues and give them ways to make parents more confident, comfortable and able to support their children in school. Interviews with school principals, teachers and parent coordinators, provide insight into parents’ issues and give educators strategies to use in order to effectively communicate with parents.

Facilitator’s manual includes the Home-School-Community Involvement Survey with 20 ways schools can support Parent and Community Involvement.

VHS Item No.: WB-317-2105 Price: $69.95
DVD Item No.: WB-367-2340 Price: $79.95
Parents as Tutors VHS/DVD

Parents as Tutors: Helping with Homework

(Los padres como tutores: Como ayudar con la tarea)

You can help parents with homework headaches! This video shows parents how to help their children with common homework problems in a way that encourages children and builds upon their study skills. Parents learn strategies to guide their children through reading assignments and comprehension, vocabulary and word recognition, writing assignments, and preparation for tests and oral reports.

Divided into four short parts, this video allows for discussion with parents and includes a 16-page discussion guide. Appropriate for parents of children in grades K–6.

English Spanish
VHS Item No.: WB-304-1506 Price: $59.95 VHS Item No.: WB-317-1699 Price: $59.95
DVD Item No.: WB-367-2345 Price: $69.95 DVD Item No.: WB-367-2346 Price: $69.95
Self-Esteem Behavior Video

Self-Esteem and Achievement Oriented Behavior

In this video, Dr. Motsinger gives parents the tools they need to identify where their children are on the stair-steps to self-esteem and achievement oriented behavior. Dr. Motsinger identifies for parents specific ways to positively influence their children’s self-esteem.

Each parent can learn to:

  • Meet a child’s basic needs
  • Meet a child’s relationship needs
  • Recognize and respond appropriately to each child’s different style of behavior
  • Recognize the traits of self-esteem and achievement oriented behavior
  • Encourage achievement oriented behavior in a child

Facilitator’s manual also includes a Blackline Master for Activities for Building Self-Esteem in Your Child from A–Z.

VHS Item No.: WB-317-2102 Price: $69.95
Ventilando la llama VHS/DVD

Ventilando la llama

(Fanning the Flame)

In this two-part video, almost 40 minutes in length, a Spanish-speaking facilitator talks with Hispanic parents about what parents can do to help raise their children’s levels of academic success.

Part one introduces and discusses the idea that parents are their children’s first teachers. In part two, guidelines are given for supporting children during their school life. Parents and facilitator share ideas on everything from providing a place to study and frequent communication with the school to establishing family activities and showing children they are appreciated.

Includes a comprehensive Facilitator’s Manual that provides:

  • Step-by-step guidelines for 4 Parent meetings
  • Blackline Masters in both English and Spanish for:
  • Parent Sign-up sheets
  • Video objectives and outline
  • Parent Group Discussion Forms
  • Family Activities list
  • Parenting Inventory (Reminds parents of the ways they contribute to their children’s success.)
VHS Item No.: WB-317-1080 Price: $119.95
DVD Item No.: WB-367-2344 Price: $129.95
Work with At-Risk Students VHS/DVD

Working with At-Risk Students: 2 Video Set

This two-part video series provides educators with background on at-risk students how they can learn and what drives them to achieve.

In Part I, The At-Risk Student Can Learn, gives criteria for identifying at-risk students and describes efforts and relationships that can work in tandem to make positive and effective interventions.

In Part II, Motivating the At-Risk Student, educators can gain insight into what basic factors influence student motivation as well as what motivates different students to succeed at school. Identifying a series of behavioral styles, Dr. Motsinger helps educators to positively respond to different students’ motivational needs in order to get the same result—improved student achievement.

Facilitator’s manual also includes a Blackline Master for Parenting Inventory which includes 20 things parents do to contribute to their children’s success.

VHS Item No.: WB-317-2103 Price: $119.95

Bookmarks

Available in English or Bilingual
Bookmarks are 2 1/2" x 8 1/2".
All titles may be personalized with school/program information.

Available in Bundles of 20 Price: $7.95 per Bundle
Encouraging Homework Habits Bookmark

Encouraging Good
Homework Habits

WB-201-1007 English

WB-201-1876 Haitian-Creole/English

WB-226-2251 Lao/English

WB-201-1008 Spanish/English

WB-220-2249 Vietnamese/English

Help with Math Bookmark

Parents Can Help
with Math

WB-201-1004 English

WB-201-1690 Spanish/English

Be a Good Model Bookmark

Be a Good Model
for Your Child!

WB-201-1006 English

WB-201-1507 Spanish/English

Encourage Self-Discipline Bookmark

Encourage
Self-Discipline
in Your Child!

WB-201-1003 English

WB-201-1508 Spanish/English

Make Writing Meaningful Bookmark

Make Writing Meaningful
for Your Children

WB-201-1010 English

WB-201-1011 Spanish/English

Teach about Money Bookmark

How to Teach
Your Child
about Money

WB-262-2303 English

WB-250-2297 Spanish/English

Care for Pet Bookmark

Helping Your Child Choose
and Care for a Pet

WB-262-2304 English

WB-250-2298 Spanish/English

50 Ways Praise Child Bookmark

50 Ways to
Praise a Child

WB-262-2305 English

WB-250-2299 Spanish/English

Help be Creative Bookmark

Help Your Child
to Be Creative

WB-262-2301 English

WB-250-2295 Spanish/English

5 Steps Healthy Eating Bookmark

5 Simple Steps to
Healthy Eating

WB-262-2302 English

WB-250-2296 Spanish/English

Speaking and Listening Bookmark

Speaking & Listening to
Your Child

WB-201-1012 English

WB-231-2254 Spanish/English

Tips for Test-Taking Bookmark

Tips for Good
Test-Taking

WB-201-1009 English

WB-222-2218 Spanish/English

Parents are Special Bookmark

Parents Are Special

WB-217-2137 English

WB-231-2259 Spanish/English

Build SelfEsteem Bookmark

Building Self-Esteem
in Your Child

WB-231-2255 English

WB-231-2256 Spanish/English

ABC Caring Kids Bookmark

The ABCs of Caring Kids

WB-201-1790 English

Successful Student Bookmark

Be a Successful Student!

WB-217-2123 English

WB-201-1949 Spanish/English

Summer Fun and Learning Bookmark

How to Combine Summer Fun
and Learning

WB-201-1005 English

Spelling Bookmark

Parents Can Help
with Spelling!

WB-201-1791 Enlglish

Six Steps Word Power Bookmark

Six Steps to Word Power

WB-201-1793 English

Wholesome Hints Bookmark

Wholesome Hints Bookmark Collection

Contains 50 each of the following titles:

  • Help Your Child to Be Creative
  • 5 Simple Steps to Healthy Eating
  • How to Teach Your Child about Money
  • Helping Your Child Choose and Care for a Pet
  • 50 Ways to Praise a Child

All Five Titles for the Price of Four!

WB-967-2310 English

Price: $71.80


WB-950-2300 Spanish/English

Price: $79.80

Parent Booklets

  • Ten fun and easy-to-read activities to boost learning at home.
  • Full-color, large-print, illustrated booklets
  • Perfect for parent conferences
  • Great handouts for PTA meetings!
  • Appropriate for tutors and mentors.
Available in Bundles of 25 Price: $29.95 per Bundle
Help Math Booklet

Click cover to view sample pages

You Can Help Your Child
with Math

Item No.: WB-401-1504

Matematicas Spanish Booklet

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Usted puede ayudar a sus hijos con las matemáticas

(You Can Help Your Child with Math)

Item No.: WB-401-1505

Help With Homework Booklet

Click cover to view sample pages

You Can Help Your Child with Homework

Item No.: WB-401-1691

Help with Homework Spanish Booklet

Click cover to view sample pages

Usted puede ayudar a sus hijos con la tarea

(You Can Help Your Child with Homework)

Item No.: WB-401-1692

Motivate to Learn Booklet

Click cover to view sample pages

You Can Motivate Your Child to Learn

Item No.: WB-401-1502

Motivate to Learn Spanish Booklet

Click cover to view sample pages

Usted puede motivar a sus hijos a aprender

(You Can Motivate Your Child to Learn)

Item No.: WB-401-1503

Build Vocabulary Booklet

Click cover to view sample pages

Build Your Child’s Vocabulary

Item No.: WB-401-1794

Speaking and Listening Booklet

Click cover to view sample pages

Speaking & Listening to Your Child

Item No.: WB-401-1795

Prepare for Parent Teacher Conferences Booklet

Click cover to view sample pages

Preparing for Parent-Teacher Conferences: First Steps

Item No.: WB-430-2258

Prepare for Parent Teacher Conferences Spanish Booklet

Click cover to view sample pages

Prepárese para una conferencia padre-maestro: primeros pasos

(Preparing for Parent-Teacher Conferences: First Steps)

Item No.: WB-444-2291

Family Resource Center Handbook

Family Resource Center Handbook

Make the development and administration of your family resource center as smooth and worry-free as possible! This practical handbook offers step-by-step guidelines to establish and manage a successful family resource center. The authors present a tested framework for a parent-powered center that strengthens partnerships between families, school, and community.

Item No.: WB-501-1689
Price: $49.95
Leamos Parent Meeting Leader Guide

¡Leamos!/Let’s Read! Parent Meeting Leader Guide

(Side-by-side Spanish/English)

This one-of-kind bilingual meeting guide helps you connect with Spanish- and English-speaking parents to offer fun and easy ways they can promote their children’s success with reading and writing.

Your meeting will foster the important home-school partnership that is a key ingredient in every successful educational program.

Each ¡Leamos!/Let’s Read! Leader Guide containsthe following:

  • A complete agenda
  • Planning aids
  • Presentation notes
  • Group activities
  • Agenda transparency and blackline handout masters
  • One copy of the book ¡Leamos!/Let’s Read!
  • 25 Bookmarks with parent tips
Item No.: WB-501-1045
Price: $49.95

Parent Booklet Package #1

Includes 3 packets (75 booklets) each of the following titles:

  • You Can Help Your Child with Reading and Writing
  • You Can Help Your Child with Math
  • You Can Help Your Child with Homework.
Parent Booklet Rack
Item No.: WB-901-1743
Price: $199.00

Parent Booklet Package #1 in Spanish

Includes 3 packets (75 booklets) each of the following titles:

  • Puede ayudar a sus hijos a leer y escribir
    (You Can Help Your Child with Reading and Writing)
  • Usted puede ayudar a sus hijos con las matemáticas
    (You Can Help Your Child with Math)
  • Usted puede ayudar a sus hijos con la tarea
    (You Can Help Your Child with Homework)
Parent Booklet Rack Spanish
Item No.: WB-901-1749
Price: $199.00

Parent Booklet Package #2

Includes 3 packets (75 booklets) each of the following titles:

  • Build Your Child’s Vocabulary
  • Speaking & Listening to Your Child,
  • You Can Motivate Your Child to Learn.
Parent Booklet Rack 2
Item No.: WB-901-1807
Price: $199.00