Help your child build and develop early-elementary math and language skills. Extra practice boosts achievement! First Grade Basics, based on first-grade instructional goals, focuses on beginning reading and basic math, the essentials for future success in school. As with other workbooks in the School Zone Basics series, First Grade Basics can be used to reinforce what is being taught at school or introduce new skills to a child who needs more challenging material. Each page emphasizes an essential skill such as practicing vowel sounds or counting coins, while encouraging reasoning and problem solving. The cheerful illustrations add an extra dimension to critical thinking by allowing your child to make assumptions and draw conclusions about what’s happening. Each skill is introduced and presented with clear examples.