Pubisher's Description:


Designed to be used with children ages 2 through 4, Before Five in a Row is a rich treasury of creative ideas that help you gently, consistently prepare your children for the lifelong adventure of learning. Now in a revised second edition, this bestselling volume is the foundation for inspired learning through great books and future studies with the entire Five in a Row curriculum.


Before Five in a Row is divided into two parts. Part One contains hundreds of simple ideas and activities developed around 24 of the finest books ever written for young children. You’ll find delightful activities built around such wonderful classics as The Runaway Bunny, The Carrot Seed, Corduroy, Caps for Sale, We’re Going on a Bear Hunt, The Snowy Day, Katy No-Pocket and Blueberries for Sal. Each unit provides creative ideas and enjoyable activities designed to cultivate joyful intimacy with your child while building vital learning-readiness skills.


Part Two is a rich resource filled with specific ideas designed to help you prepare children for learning through simple, everyday activities. You will also find ideas for bath time, bedtime, in the kitchen, at the grocery store, and much more—information and inspiration to help you maximize these precious years, guiding and preparing your children well for their future academic journeys.


Our Boxes provide EVERYTHING you need for a beautiful, literature based approach to Preschool!



Before Five In A Row Teacher's Manual



Book List

Jesse Bear, What Will You Wear? by N. W. Carlstrom
Yellow Ball by Molly Bang
My Blue Boat by Chris L. Demarest
The Little Rabbit by Judy Dunn
Ask Mr. Bear by Marjorie Flack
Blueberries for Sal by Robert McCloskey
Goodnight Moon by Margaret Wise Brown
The Big Green Pocketbook by Candice Ransom
The Runaway Bunny by Margaret Wise Brown
The ABC Bunny by Wanda Gag
If Jesus Came to My House by Joan Gale Thomas
Caps for Sale by Esphyr Slobodkina

The Carrot Seed by Ruth Krauss
The Snowy Day by Ezra Jack Keats
The Quiet Way Home by Bonny Becker
Play With Me by Marie Hall Ets
Prayer for a Child by Rachel Field
I Am an Artist by Pat L. Collins
Angus Lost by Marjorie Flack
Katy No-Pocket by Emmy Payne
We’re Going On a Bear Hunt by Michael Rosen
The Red Carpet by Rex Parkin
Corduroy by Don Freeman
Jenny’s Surprise Summer by Eugenie*

*note: Jenny’s Surprise Summer is currently out of print. It was included as an extra title because it provides an excellent opportunity to present decision making at a very young level. It may or may not be included, depending on availablity.  Please check with HCL before rental if you are interested in that title as well.

Before Five In A Row Set

  • multiple titles and cover options.  Varies per set.