For Avril I'm using:
Slow and Steady Get Me Ready- This book has just one, age-appropriate activity each week to build skills and understanding that will make learning easier later. I've stopped using this book the last few months, but at the beginning of September, I am going to start on Year 2, Week 30 and go from there.
I've got several over sized, colorful books with labels on the pictures to help build Avril's vocabulary. We'll read those again and again. She also loves stickers, so books like First 1000 Words in English sticker book will be a big hit.
To recognize A,B,Cs- We are going to use her ABC puzzle and favorite Usborne Alphabet Book.
To recognize 1,2,3s- We are going to use this toy. It's so fun to pull the Indians out, line them up, count and sing, "One little, two little, three little Indians..."
If Avril starts talking a lot, can hold up her fingers to show how many and can identify which letter is which by the end of this school year (and by the time the new baby comes), I will be content.