Let me begin by saying that I use the term curriculum broadly to define any resource that can be used for a preschooler, such as, books, arts and crafts, science experiments and outdoor exploration. I enjoy having structure and ideas at my fingertips, so purchasing ” boxed curriculum” works for us. However, it may not work for every parent or preschooler. Knowing yourself and your childs strengths and interests is very important when creating a preschool plan (more on that in Part III) and choosing curriculum.
I am exited about going in a new direction with my four-year old preschooler. Child directed teaching is important at this age and I believe I have created a curriculum using a variety of resources that she and I will thrive in throughout the next 12 months. I would like to share our curriculum choices with you first and later in the post I share a list of resources that many I have not personally used, yet read very good reviews about each of them.
Our 2013/2014 Curriculum Choices
This coming year I wanted to focus on three main areas, character, the bible and letters/phonics. Here is what we will be using, links and pictures of each of these resources is listed below. If you would like to read more about my curriculum choices visit my Preschool page HERE.
Character Concepts for Preschoolers
Positive Action Bible-Exploring God’s Love K4
Grapevine Studies Beginner traceable Workbook
Summer-Good Morning Girls Anything Book & Bible Study (They have a great tie in for kids that goes along with the adult study)
God’s Animals from A-Z * This is my own curriculum creation to tie together letters,phonics, handwriting, literature and science.
All about Reading Level Pre-1
Explode the Code-Get ready, set and go for the code
Handwriting without Tears- Get Set for School
Preschool Curriculum Resource Ideas for YOU
Arts & Crafts
Part III: Planning, Scheduling & Organizing