New Product: Istation Math

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Do your early childhood teachers need a program to supplement math instruction? Take a look at Learning List’s review of Istation Math.

Istation Math is a supplemental program for students in grades PK-5. Learning List recently reviewed the teacher directed lessons and the student digital app for grades PK-1.  The material is designed to support students in developing mathematical skills through instruction that is sequenced from concrete, to representational, to abstract.

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New Product: The Math Learning Center’s Bridges in Mathematics for Prekindergarten

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Is your district looking for a math-focused, developmentally appropriate program? Take a look at Learning List’s review of The Math Learning Center’s Bridges in Mathematics.

The Math Learning Center’s Bridges in Mathematics for Pre-K is play-based and provides a comprehensive mathematics curriculum for prekindergarten students. The material is sequenced according to developmental progressions of mathematics concepts and skills and is organized in nine units.  The program addresses standard areas of math instruction, including numbers, operations, geometry, patterning, measurement, and data analysis. 

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New Product: TPS’s Prekindergarten Live and Learn and STEAM Themes

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Have you thought about using the arts to teach prekindergarten? Take a look at Learning List’s reviews of TPS’s Prekindergarten programs.

TPS offers two different comprehensive programs for prekindergarten, STEAM Themes and Live and Learn. The materials are available in print and digital forms, in a variety of configurations. Live and Learn focuses on four principles: every child is unique, positive relationships, enabling environments, and children learn and develop differently. STEAM Themes focuses on “conceptual learning, basic skills, meaningful experiences, and thinking, reasoning, and communicating.” 

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New Product: Eduspark’s Pre-K System

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Is your district looking for a fully digital prekindergarten solution? Take a look at Learning List’s review of Eduspark’s Pre-K System.

Eduspark’s Pre-K System provides fully digital, fact- and vocabulary-based instruction delivered through videos, interactive games, activities, workbooks and evaluations. Print workbooks are sold separately.

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New Product: HighScope Educational Research Foundation’s The HighScope Curriculum

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Is your district looking for materials to support student independence? Take a look at Learning List’s review of HighScope Educational Research Foundation’s The HighScope Curriculum.

The HighScope Curriculumis a comprehensive program for Prekindergarten. The program supports instruction in the ten domains of the Texas Prekindergarten Guidelines through “active participatory learning, positive adult-child interactions, engaging learning environments, and a consistent daily routine.”  

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New Curriculum Review: Robert-Leslie’s The InvestiGator Club Prekindergarten Learning System

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Are your Pre-K teachers looking for an inquiry-based program? Take a look at Learning List’s review of Robert-Leslie’s The InvestiGator Club Prekindergarten Learning System.

Robert-Leslie’s The InvestiGator Club Prekindergarten Learning System is a comprehensive program for Prekindergarten. The program focuses on purposeful inquiry to help children learn about the world. The curriculum emphasizes literacy, math, and science. Inquiry-based experiences enable the development of critical thinking, problem solving, and real-world connections. The material also provides numerous resources to support emergent literacy.

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New Product: Children’s Literacy Initiative’s Blueprint for Early Learning

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Are your teachers excited about purchasing a new prekindergarten system?  Take a look at Learning List’s reviews of Children’s Literacy Initiative’s Blueprint for Early Learning.

Children’s Literacy Initiative’s Blueprint for Early Learning is a comprehensive program for prekindergarten that helps teacher plan engaging, intentional, responsive instruction. The product is comprised of digital teacher and classroom materials, most of which are printable in PDF format.  

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New Product: Children’s Learning Institute’s CIRCLE Pre-K Curriculum

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Is your district looking for a prekindergarten curriculum that provides flexibility for teachers? Take a look at Learning List’s review of Children’s Learning Institute’s CIRCLE Pre-K Curriculum.

Children’s Learning Institute’s CIRCLE Pre-K Curriculum is a comprehensive program for Prekindergarten. The program uses a balance of play and purposeful learning experiences to support cognitive and social and emotional development. CIRCLE balances teacher-and student-directed learning to address the ten domains of the Texas Prekindergarten Guidelines.  

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New Product: Learning Without Tears’ Get Set for School

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Is your district preparing for selection of PreK materials for Proclamation 2021? Take a look at Learning List’s reviews of Learning Without Tears’ Get Set for School.

Learning Without Tears’ Get Set for School is a comprehensive program for Prekindergarten. The program provides a scaffolded approach to instruction through purposeful play, engagement, and the use of specific, program-designed materials. The materials are a combination of print and digital resources. Digital resources are available through the Pre-K Interactive Teaching Tool™.

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Trends in Pre-Kindergarten Materials

Learning List recently completed reviews of all materials submitted for state adoption under Proclamation 2021 for Prekindergarten. We reviewed materials from fourteen publishers, ten of which provided both an English and a Spanish version for consideration.

As you prepare to start reviewing these programs, below are six trends Learning List’s reviewers noted across the Pre-K materials:

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