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Does Your Child Know How to Follow Directions?

Can they follow directions with more than one part? For example: Tie your shoe and then bring me a napkin.

Books To Read Together

McGrath, Barbara Barbieri
Uses "M&M's" Chocolate Candies to introduce counting, addition, subtraction, sets, colors, and shapes.
Planting A Rainbow
Ehlert, Lois
A mother and child plant a rainbow of flowers in the family garden.
The Secret Birthday Message
Carle, Eric
A message in code starts Tim off on an exciting treasure hunt until he finds his special birthday surprise. Features die-cut pages.
How to Make An Apple Pie and See the World
Priceman, Marjorie
Since the market is closed, the reader is led around the world to gather the ingredients for making an apple pie.

Watch and listen on DVDs and CDs

Getting Ready for Kindergarten
Jill and Joey are excited about kindergarten! This video teaches kids essential skills through fun songs, animated characters and real children.
Things That Go!
"Things that go! is the second program in the award winning Monkey Doo Series. Designed for kids ages 2 and up, this program will get kids moving. Flip, Tumble, Twist, and host Maureen will help viewers explore the movements and sounds of airplanes, scooters, jets, bicycles, boats, and more.
Physical Ed
This fun fitness music video is designed to help children develop balance, strength, coordination and motor skills such as following directions, body identification, and right and left discrimination.
Between the Lions
Animal Stories! joins the cubs as they make friends, learn about pets, face their fears, and more, in eight exciting adventures: Dear Mr. Blueberry & I Wanna Iguana; Mole and the Baby Bird & Owen and Mzee; Are You a Snail? & Wonderful Worms; and Trosclair and the Alligator & The Coyote and the Rabbit.
The Monkeydoos
Three playful, colorful, 3-D animated monkeys named Flip, Tumble and Twist invite viewers to mimic their actions. Combining original music and simple movement, Monkeydoos taps into a child's energy and mind; awakens a child's imagination; stimulates a child's desire to move and play; develops positive attitudes towards learning. Will help in a child's cognitive, physical and social development.
Dance with the Animals
Children unleash their imaginations as they learn about animals, dancing along with real kids on screen while imitating animals from the farm, forest and zoo. Exciting live footage of more than 60 creatures and fun facts about them all!
Mixing It Up!
La Bella, Margie
La Bella, Margie
La Bella, Margie

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Tips to Try 

Let your child help set the table.

Let your child help with recipes/cooking.

Learn to do something new together. Build a model, learn a new game; read the directions together and refer back to them together to show the importance of following directions. 

Have a scavenger hunt - only by following the directions correctly will they find the prize at the end!

Play Simon Says with multipart instructions (Simon Says touch your nose then your toes!) 

Have your child help you with a task that has two or more parts. Ex: Take your clean clothes to your room and then bring me your backpack.)