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Gryphon House Releases Kick-Start Kindergarten Readiness

Lewisville, N.C. – Gryphon House, Inc. announces Kick-Start Kindergarten Readiness, a tool for preschool teachers to increase parent and family involvement in their children’s academic growth and development. Through easy to do, engaging, fun activities that teachers send home, families can better understand and support their children’s cognitive, social-emotional and physical development as they help prepare their children for kindergarten.

Alison Pepper brings preschool teachers a new resource to help them build a stronger home-school connection with families. This book includes more than 50 letter templates to guide them in interactive and fun family activities that directly relate to skills children need for kindergarten readiness. Activities range from math and science to language and literacy to social-emotional and motor-skill development.

“Early family engagement at home and in school is critical for young children’s readiness for kindergarten,” said Pepper. “Providing teachers with simple, yet intentional, developmentally appropriate activities to share with families helps strengthen the home-school connection while also equipping children with more confidence for a smoother transition to kindergarten.”

Kick-Start Kindergarten Readiness will be widely available October 1, 2017. The book is available for preorder now. To request a free excerpt or e-galley copy, contact [email protected].

ISBN 978-0-87659-735-4; 120 pp.; PB and e-book; $16.95.


About the Author

Alison Pepper is an early childhood education expert and consults in the areas of quality improvement, program design, leadership development, family engagement, accreditation, project development and training. She has written articles for Young Children and Child Care Information Exchange and is a trainer for the Connect4Learning pre-K curriculum. She holds a master of science degree in education, early childhood supervision, and administration from Bank Street College of Education.


About Gryphon House, Inc.

Gryphon House, Inc., is an award-winning publisher of resource books for parents and teachers of children from birth through age eight. Filled with developmentally appropriate and easy-to-use strategies, Gryphon House books provide parents and teachers with the tools they need to bring the joy of learning to young children.