Early Childhood

Getting Your Preschooler Ready for Common Core? Try This!

By Catherine Gewertz — January 15, 2014 1 min read

We already knew the marketing machine was in high gear for common core, but it’s always interesting to see just how far it’s trying to reach.

Exhibit A for today: a workbook that purports to get your 3-year-old up to speed for the new expectations.

For the sale price of $8.99, you can have confidence that your “little learner” will have “the engaging activities and worksheets they need to succeed at school.” Sound like all work and no play? Rest easy: the workbook includes music that’s “also educational.”

A quick search on Amazon yields more than 100 preschool resources for the common core.

A version of this news article first appeared in the Curriculum Matters blog.