Tuesday, March 10, 2009

"Let’s Get Ready For Kindergarten/First Grade" review and giveaway! CLOSED!




I have been reviewing an amazing book used to prepare children for kindergarten and first grade. Every parent wants their child to excel in their education. When your child gets ready to enter kindergarten you want them to be ready. I have this same hope for my own little ones and I want to make sure I do what I can as a mother to prepare them.
While pregnant with my first I worked as a Teachers Aide in kindergarten. I noticed that no matter how wonderful the teacher was, if the parents didn't do their part to teach their child at home then the child would begin to fall behind the other students. I didn't want that to happen with my own children. Now that my oldest is four I have been trying to find the appropriate approach in helping my son. This has has been a harder task then I thought.
"Let's Get Ready For Kindergarten" and "Let's Get Ready For First Grade" has really helped direct me to the best teaching method. One of our struggles has been spelling his name correctly. He knows which letters to use, but didn't seem the know the difference between upper and lower case. He also has struggled getting the letters in the right order. Some of the first pages included a list of all upper and lower case letters. This has really helped my son differentiate between the two. The next page
had all the letters mixed up. This gave my son the chance to search for the letters he needed. He is a lot more familiar with the upper and lower case letters. He can even spell his name in order out load without mixing up the letters. I give much credit to "Let's Get Ready For Kindergarten". My son is recognizing numbers and now working on days of the week. He loves his book and the activities. "Let's Get Ready For Kindergarten" is great for all types of learners and each page is made so that you can use dry-erase markers on them. Allowing your child to use a more hands on approach for learning. "Let's Get Ready For Kindergarten" and "Let's Get Ready For First Grade" is also available in an english and spanish version.
Stacey Kannenberg is the author of these wonderful books. I highly recommend this wonderful book. You can find "Let's Get Ready For Kindergarten/First Grade" at www.cedarvalleypublishing.com or at Amazon (and other select booksellers nationwide).

The Giveaway: One lucky person will win their own copy of "Let's Get Ready For Kindergarten" in English or Spanish/English. They will also recieve the First Grade book in English.

To Enter:
Go to Cedar Valley Publishing and tell me something you learned about Stacey Kannenberg, the author.

*Bonus Entries*

-Add my button
-Subscribe to my feed
-Post this giveaway on your blog, twitter or facebook!

Please leave a separate comment for each one and what it is for!

Rules: In order to win, you must provide a valid email. I will be notifying the winner by email. The winner will have 48 hours to respond to me with their name and address. If this information is not received within 48 hours new winner will be chosen.
This giveaway is opened to US only.

Giveaway Ends:March 22

140 comments:

Ellen C. said...

She's been featured in 22 parenting magazines. Thanks for the chance.

sweetascandy579 at yahoo dot com

Haley said...

She's a blogger! Can't wait to bookmark her blog. Thanks for the info and the contest!

Ashley said...

Stacy has a number of "Let get ready for..." books, all of which look like great reads! :)

Oh Boy...Oh Boy...Oh Boy said...

Founder/CEO of two publishing companies: Cedar Valley Publishing and Stacey Kannenberg Unlimited, an imprint of Cedar Valley Publishing

Anonymous said...

hi, it is nice to know she has many everyday life tips on her blog and has been featured around the local (milwaukee) area. it also makes me feel like she might actually know a thing or two about kids since she has two -many books leave me wondering if the author's are parents.
thanks,
sabrina
mueller1973@lycos.com

Andi said...

Stacey is the Founder/CEO of two publishing companies: Cedar Valley Publishing and Stacey Kannenberg Unlimited, an imprint of Cedar Valley Publishing. Thanks for the opportunity!

Heather said...

Stacey is a media favorite with numerous television appearances along with hundreds of radio, magazine and newspaper stories to her credit from Radio Disney to Toy Tips Magazine to the Dallas Daily News.

Thanks!

YZgirl4 said...

STacy holds workshops for teachers and educators.


yzgirl4[at]verizon[dot]net

Mrs. Hemphill's Online Classroom said...

Stacey would be a huge hit for my kids because she has been mentioned on Radio Disney!

Dina said...

Stacey is a successful blogger and many of her blog posts have lead to television segments.

summerdays said...

Is a founder of two publishing companies and has been featured in 22 parenting magazines! summrob1@aol.com

Anonymous said...

Stacey is wife to Michael and has two kids.
Thanks for the chance.
Renee
yeloechikee@hotmail.com

Nad said...

Stacey is a frequent presenter at Early Learning and Head Start Conferences where she holds workshops for teachers and educators entitled: Empowering Parents 101.

treflea4 at gmail dot com

Anonymous said...

I learned she has 2 daughters, Heidi and Megan.

Thank you,
cammei@triad.rr.com

Maby said...

Some of her blog posts are about making a mom's life a little bit easier :)

Claudia

maby dot mnmy2 at gmail dot com

TXsunlover said...

She is the founder of 2 publishing companies and also has a blog!
Thanks for the chance to win!
proudyaya04 {at} yahoo {dot} com

Kristinia - Loving Heart Mommy said...

I didn't know that Stacey blogs and has some really good posts for parents, I'm especially interested in the getting rid of clutter!

Kristinia - Loving Heart Mommy said...

Adding your button here:
http://www.lovingheartmommy.com/2009/02/mommy-blogs-e.html

Sue said...

Stacey is the Founder/CEO of two publishing companies: Cedar Valley Publishing and Stacey Kannenberg Unlimited, an imprint of Cedar Valley Publishing.
I'd love this - I have two kids that this is so perfect for.
Thanks for sharing~

deedleweedle said...

Stacey is a media favorite with numerous television appearances along with hundreds of radio, magazine and newspaper stories to her credit from Radio Disney to Toy Tips Magazine to the Dallas Daily News.

andrea v said...

She is a mom of 2 children and featured in 22 Parenting Magazines
vickers at comcast dot net

Sara said...

Stacey is a frequent presenter at Early Learning and Head Start Conferences where she holds workshops for teachers and educators.
Thank you so much for entering me. I would love to win and use these books for my son, I would be so excited!!
Sara
marriedrosesatyahoo.com

Anonymous said...
This comment has been removed by a blog administrator.
kathy55439 said...

I would love to these to get the guys ready for school..... She does many childrens confreneces which is great for preschool teachers

Meredith said...

She's been featured in 22 parenting magazines and on may television shows.
meredycat*lycos*com

Ashley said...

Stacey is an avid blogger.
Stacey’s blog success was highlighted in a Milwaukee Journal Story in January.

Way to go, blogging women rock! I would love to win!
~ashley
ashlomb at yahoo dot com

clc408 said...

I learned that Stacey is a frequent presenter at Early Learning and Head Start Conferences where she holds workshops for teachers and educators entitled: Empowering Parents 101.

mclorijo said...

I would love this book in English..
Founder/CEO of 2 publishing companies: Cedar Valley Publishing & Stacey Kannenberg Unlimited

Steph said...

Stacey has 2 little girls. I'd love to win the English version!

ms0812@zoominternet.net

scarlette10 said...

she is Founder/CEO of two publishing companies: Cedar Valley Publishing and Stacey Kannenberg Unlimited, an imprint of Cedar Valley Publishing.

Aaron and Melissa said...

She is a presenter at schools- helping parents, kids and teachers prepare. And as well, she presents at book publishing conferences. She has been featured in 22 parenting magazines...

Aaron and Melissa said...

I blogged about your giveaway on my blog... http://theclintfamily.blogspot.com/

Cindy said...

Stacey has two girls: Heidi 8 and Megan 6

cindy.coupons@yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

The most important she is a Mom! mmbroderi@yahoo.com

Nicole said...

She was featured in 22 Parenting Magazines, and has had numerous tv interviews.

Andrea said...

Stacy is a great women and is a presenter at Early Learning and Head Start Conferences where she holds workshops for teachers and educators. Thanks for this giveaway
a10small@hotmail.com

Malaika said...

That she is the founder of 2 publishing companies and also has a blog. She´s also a mother of two, so when does she have time for all this!

laikilu@yahoo.com

jceko77 said...

She is a founder/CEO of two publishing companies
jceko77@yahoo.com

JamericanSpice said...

Stacy a founder of two publishing companies and has been featured in 22 parenting magazines!

calliemist@yahoo.com

JamericanSpice said...

Tweet

http://twitter.com/calliesan/status/1329460373

calliemist@yahoo.com

Bovee Brigade said...

She has a blog with great tips on time saving for busy moms and other helpful ideas for moms who want to be a better. I would take the english version in both.

Nica0326 said...

Stacey is a frequent presenter for Early Learning and Head Start Conferences--You go Stacey. Please enter me!!!!!!

Kymberly said...

Stacey was just listed as one of the Top 50 Children's Publishers for 2009!

Kymberly.myers@ymail.com

Naddez said...

I learned that Stacey is the Founder/CEO of two publishing companies: Cedar Valley Publishing and Stacey Kannenberg Unlimited, an imprint of Cedar Valley Publishing.

sam94son05@sbcglobal.net

Sue D said...

Stacey's blog posts have led to television segments.
slrdowney at hotmail dot com

Mommy's Home!! said...

Stacey is the Founder/CEO of two publishing companies: Cedar Valley Publishing and Stacey Kannenberg Unlimited, an imprint of Cedar Valley Publishing.

holly K said...

Stacey has 2 daughters. She is a successful blogger. Some of her posts have turned into television spots! cookiecutter72 at hotmail do tcom

Junior & Lydia Hostetler said...

Some of her blogs have turned into tv segments! She has experience with her own 2 girls who are both in grade school!

rosannepm said...

Stacy is a nationally renowned education expert and award winning author.
rosans4@comcast.net

Cortney said...

Stacy has been featured in 22 parenting magazines.

couponcrazymom00 at gmail dot com

kimberly said...

Stacey is one of the Top 50 Children's Publishers for 2009.
burlyangel(at)yahoo(dot)com

justicecw said...

She is a frequent presenter at early learning and head start programs. thanks, justicecw@hotmail.com

Alexis AKA MOM said...

Love that she has been such a hit with the media. She's been mentioned in magazine and newspaper stories and hello Radio Disney .

Very Cool!

AlexisRunningAway(@)gmail(dot)com

christi said...

Stacey is a frequent presenter at Early Learning and Head Start Conferences where she holds workshops for teachers and educators entitled: Empowering Parents 101.

thanks for the chance to win!

blessings ~

CTgirlinKS said...

I twittered about your giveaway today... hope you see more readers!

CTgirlinKS said...

I've blogged this for my friends/family: http://ctgirlinks.blogspot.com/2009/03/lets-get-ready-for-kindergartenfirst.html

Anonymous said...

She has 2 cute daughters and I love her taste in clothing LOL. I'm sure she is a wonderful speaker too and I'm going to go check out her blogs now.

Thanks!

hotmommy100 at comcast dot net

Tracysweetangl said...

SHE HAS BEEN FEATURED IN 22 PARENTING MAGAZINES! THANKS FOR THE GIVEAWAY!

Sarah said...

Stacey is a frequent presenter at Early Learning and Head Start Conferences...
she sounds like an excellent teacher.
Thanks so much for this contest! I am excited!

Jay said...

She is a frequent presenter at Early Learning and Head Start Conferences and has two girls!
rbjj32825[at]lycos[dot]com

Anonymous said...

..a nationally renowned educational expert.......

Thebigwomanb@aol.com

Mommyhood is Thankless said...

I am a subscriber!

mommyhoodisthankless{AT}gmail.com
legacyofbrutalitysa{AT}gmail.com

Erma said...

I would love the chance to win, thanks.
erma.hurtt@sbcglobal.net

Anonymous said...

She's the founder of a publishihg company and does workshops for teachers.
Diane Baum
dianesmb@aol.com

Cassie M said...

I learned that Stacey is a successful blogger and many of her blog posts have lead to television segments!
Cassie
cjm92995@yahoo.com

Qwill said...

I learned that her workshops are entitiled Empowering Parents 101

Bakersdozen said...

"During Back to School, she was featured in 22 Parenting Magazines from Indy Parent to Houston Parent to OC Parent to Metro Parent as well as numerous television shows from FOX 6 News to Milwaukee’s Morning Blend to WEAUTV to the WB’s Daily Buzz". vidomich(at)yahoo(dot)com

lilyk said...

I learned that Stacey is wife to Michael and Mom to Heidi, 8 and Megan, 6.

ms.lilyk@gmail.com

Becky said...

Stacey is the Founder/CEO of two publishing companies: Cedar Valley Publishing and Stacey Kannenberg Unlimited, an imprint of Cedar Valley Publishing. Thanks for the opportunity!

purplepassion126 said...

Stacey is a Principal in Mom Central Consulting where she helps brands reach moms through a viral grassroots approach.

Deirdre said...

Stacey is a frequent presenter at Early Learning and Head Start Conferences where she holds workshops for teachers and educators entitled: Empowering Parents 101.

Gianna said...

She is the founder of 2 publishing companies and also has a blog.

trixpixel said...

Stacey is the Founder/CEO of Cedar Valley Publishing and Stacey Kannenberg Unlimited. Thanks for the giveaway!

Tylerpants said...

Stacey Kannenberg was featured in 22 Parenting Magazines along with numerous tv shows.