The Ready-Set-GO! English Picture Book Reading Club website is for teachers and parents. I have used these materials and this format in Japanese kindergartens to help parents read English picture books to their children. Doing this as a club means that every family needs to buy only one book, but is able to share the books that the other club members buy, too. And everyone gets to share in the fun of reading picture books with their friends.
I hope you'll give it a try!

Thursday, February 19, 2009

Ordering Books

After choosing their book, mother’s are asked later to put the cost of the book in a sealed envelope with their name on it and give it to the kindergarten liaison/teacher (warn them that the costs are based on the exchange rate current at the time of the printing of the booklist and could differ somewhat, plus or minus).
After the books arrive, sit together with the liason teacher to check the titles, cost and amount of money in the envelopes. Doing this together eases the responsibility of there being any errors. Then pass the books out to the mothers together with 32 blank cards to be used to make the paired vocabulary cards.