Our Favorite Books for Kindergarten

When dealing with children there is greater need for observing than of probing – Maria Montessori


Illustrated Miracles of Jesus

Illustrated Parables of Jesus

Pictures from the Gospels Coloring Book

Leading the Little Ones to Mary


Early Bird Kindergarten Math A and Earlybird Kindergarten Math Textbook B

Kumon Number Games 1-30


Short Vowel Stories

Little Angel Readers

Faith and Freedom Readers Set 1

All About Reading 1 – Use this instead of the Little Angel Readers if you child is really struggling.

For help on teaching your child to read, see these posts:

The Three Keys to Teaching Your Child to Read – Part 1

The Three Keys to Teaching Your Child to Read – Part 2

The Three Keys to Teaching Your Child to Read – Part 3

Handwriting and Phonics

Letters and Numbers for Me and My Printing Book

These are wonderful books but do not provide enough practice and review. Print out your own paper here: HWOT Kindergarten practice paper and HWOT Gr. 1 practice paper

Get Ready for the Code, Get Set for the Code, and Go for the Code

Explode the Code and/or The Little Angel Reader Workbooks

Story Time

Try to read aloud to your child every day. Here is one of several studies showing that this simple activity boosts vocabulary, grammar, comprehension, and listening skills, while strengthening the bond between parent and child.

My Book House Vol. 2 – Story Time

Our Favorite Books for Little Ones


Help your child memorize one verse of a poem per week. Work on clear diction and expressive recitations.

The Harp and Laurel Wreath


Berenstain Bear’s Big Book of Science and Nature

Ranger Rick Jr. Magazines – My kids loved these magazines and they were always so excited whenever a new one came in the mail.


I Can Draw People (Usborne)

I Can Draw Animals (Usborne)

A Child’s Book of Art: Discover Great Paintings

Putting it all together: Here is a schedule for kindergarten I have used with some of my kids: