Teachers will love the new, easy-to-use format and children will enjoy the fun, age and developmentally appropriate activities that fill this one-volume edition. Fun thematic units for twelve months include centers for individual play and learning and circle time around the Big Red Barn for group learning. Activities encourage phonemic awareness through introduction and recognition of letters. Activities also include introductory math activities through number recognition, counting, sorting, and patterning. Manners and habit training is incorporated in Happy Habits suggestions and Heritage and science are addressed in fun hands-on discovery opportunities as well. Lessons are flexible for 2-5 day weekly programs.