PreS-Gr 3-This resource is packed with step-by-step instructions for activities designed to encourage and promote literacy. An introductory message for adults provides insight into the importance of letter recognition, phonetics, and writing in the reading process. The reading-readiness activities are simple enough for youngsters to follow on their own, but also present opportunities that will encourage interaction between adult and child. Sidebars include recommended picture books that tie into a particular activity, suggestions for explaining and elaborating on concepts, and examples of "typical content standards for kindergarten language arts." Many of the exercises can be adapted to a variety of ages and ability levels. Boldly drawn, black-and-white cartoon drawings of smiling kids appear throughout. An inviting and useful tool for parents and teachers working with little readers-to-be.