The Senior Kindergarten ideas continue to focus on lots of exploring, creating, playing and story reading while branching a little more in focusing on some concepts in fun and gentle ways.

Please have a look at the list of resources at the end that include lots of books for reading aloud, discussing and enjoying many styles of art. Also, there are some links to fun and informative websites.

Ideas and Suggestions: Items with a price can almost always be ordered through us.Items without a price are suggestions that can often be found on the internet, in libraries or in bookstores / online stores.

*Discovery Toys and Usborne Books at Home are direct sales companies. Their products can also be ordered by emailing Erin, who is a consultant at:


Carry Over Items from JK

- Usborne Bible Stories

- Poems for Little Children

- Nursery Rhyme Treasury

Wipe-Clean First Letters

Wipe-Clean First Words

Big Phonics Workbook

100 Easy English Words (with over 150 everyday words)

First Sticker Book: Easy English Words

First Thousand Words in English Sticker Book 


Letter Sound Bingo (Discovery Toys)

Sight Word Magnets (Dowling Magnets)  

Word Family Magnets (Dowling Magnets) 

Usborne Very First Reading Series

Usborne Very First Reading Series Boxed Set , click on “Very First Reading"

My First School Book (Handwriting Without Tears)


Carry Over Items from JK:

- Giant Pegboard

- Playful Patterns

- Measure Up! Cups


Fraction Magnet Cakes (Dowling Magnets) 

First Numbers Sticker Book 

Wipe-Clean First Sums 

Wipe-Clean Mazes

Wipe-Clean Telling the Time 

MathSmart Kindergarten

The World Around Us (Science, History, Geography, Culture)

Beginner’s Series (Usborne) These wonderful first reference books listed below are also developed with literacy in mind so they double as readers. They can usually first be used as read-alouds/discussion book with parents and then can be used again as readers a year or two later that will also be relevant again to topice in the next few grades. There are many titles to choose from…

Sun, Moon and Stars

The Solar System

Living in Space

Planet Earth

Caterpillars and Butterflies


Bees and Wasps


Night Animals







Farm Animals





Eggs and Chicks

Tadpoles and Frogs


How Flowers Grow

Rubbish and Recycling

Storms and Hurricanes


Earthquakes and Tsunamis







Ancient Greeks






Digging Up the Past



Great Animal Search

Big Bug Search

Great Undersea Search

Animal Jigsaw Atlas

Max (Family Pastimes)

Very First Magnet Kit (Dowling Magnets)

Exotic Birds (Safari Tubes)

Insects (Safari Tubes)

Rainforest (Safari Tubes)

North American Wildlife (Safari Tubes)

Coral Reef (Safari Tubes)

Dinosaur Jigsaw Atlas (Usborne)

Sticker Picture Atlas of the World (Usborne)

Art and Craft


My Very First Art Book

My Very First Art Colouring Book 

Colour by Number

More Colour by Number

My First big Book of Doodling, Drawing and Colouring

Big Doodling Book

Big Drawing Book

Big Colouring Book

Little Children’s Book of Things To Do

(includes drawing, painting, printing and cutting using everyday art materials. Activities are designed for young and adults to do together)

Playmais (creative craft material … see our Playmais webpage for sizes and prices)


Children’s  Songbook

Gustav Mole’s Musical Families Game (introduces to sections of the orchestra and types of music while reinforcing turn-taking and figuring things out by process of elimination.

Enthusiastically Recommended Read-Aloud List!

SK Suggested Reading

The Little Red Hen - Paul Galdone

The Pokey Little Puppy - Janette Sebring

The Pokey Little Puppy's Christmas - Adelaide Hall

Scruffy the Tugboat - Tibor Gergely

The Little Engine That Could - Watty Piper

The Little Caboose - Marian Potter

The Saggy Baggy Elephant - K. Jackson

The Runaway Bunny - Margaret Wise Brown

Chicken Little -Rebecca Emberly and Ed Emberly

The Little House - Virginia Lee Burton

Mike Mulligan and the Steam Shovel - Virginia Lee Burton

Katy and the Big Snow - Virginia Lee Burton

Stranger in the Woods - Carl R. Sams II and Jean Stoick

First Snow in the Woods - Carl R. Sams and Jean Stoick

Lost in the Woods - Carl R. Sams and Jean Stoick (includes learning activities)

Berlioz the Bear - Jan Brett

The Owl and the Pussycat - Jan Brett

Honey...Honey...Lion! - Jan Brett

Daisy Comes Home - Jan Brett

The 3 Little Dassies - Jan Brett

The Three Snow Bears - Jan Brett

Fritz and the Beautiful Horses - Jan Brett

Town Mouse Country Mouse - Jan Brett

Comet's Nine Lives - Jan Brett

The Wild Christmas Reindeer - Jan Brett

The Twelve Days of Christmas - Jan Brett

Gingerbread Friends - Jan Brett

The Night Before Christmas - Jan Brett wonderful selection of beautiful colouring pages, activities, gorgeously illustrated calendar pages and Dolch Word Lists.

The Five Chinese Brothers - Claire Hughet Bishop

The Very Clumsy Click Beetle – Eric Carle

Slowly, Slowly, Slowly, said the Sloth - Eric Carle

Mister Seahorse - Eric Carle

Strega Nona - Tomie dePaola

Horton Hatches an Egg - Dr. Seuss

Horton Hears A Who - Dr. Seuss

The Sugaring Off Party - Jonathan London, Gilles Pelletier

Sugaring - Jessie Haas, Jos A. Smith

Sugar on Snow - Nan Parson Rossiter

Parent Resources

Help Your Child To Read and Write

Healthy Food for Young Children