These books are so stinkin' FUN! E. D. Hirsch wrote "The Core Knowledge Series" and has a book for each grade. It includes EACH YEAR'S CURRICULUM in an easy-to-understand way loaded with colorful pictures, diagrams, age-appropriate questions that stimulate thinking, and activities. What a great way to start preparing children and supplementing their education! Plus you can re-learn lots of things as the parent too :) Maybe this would be a fun resource this summer as you review a past year or get a child ready for their next grade. The more children are exposed to ideas at home, the better able the are to retain and understand them as they learn in school.
Just as one example, our book "What Your Kindergartner Needs To Know" includes these chapters:
Reading, Writing, and Your Kindergartner
Familiar and Favorite Poems
Stories and Sayings
History and Geography