I purchased Jean Warren’s books long before blogs. Object Rhymes: Reproducible Emergent Readers to Make and Take Home (Reproducible Rhyme Books) was well used and is still in my stash of favorite things.
Jean is no longer publishing her books, but has created Preschool Express as a free on-line educational activity resource for parents, teachers, and grandparents.
I frequently tell parents about this site when making suggestions for working at home. The Activity Calendars are the best! Each daily activity is easy to complete and labeled by skill.
Jean has practical advice and suggestions for parents in the Learning Station. Recognizing Teaching Moments, Teaching Children the “Language of School,” and 20 Ways to Raise Self-Esteem are three of my favorites.
There is so much more on this site; activities for numbers, letters, art, games, food, science, motor skills, social skills, music, phonemic awareness, and thematic units.
Check it out! I know that you will like it!
Links and content updated March 2015.