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Friday, May 31, 2013

Our Preschool Curriculum Choices

For Preschool we do a really light, hands on fun load!  If you’ve been following my blog you know we do a lot of theme based Montessori inspired activities, and I’m working on my own curriculum.  These items will also carry over into Kindergarten.

There are a few items I have started to implement that I will continue to use next year with my 4yo  (my 2yo likes to play along as well)

The 3 R’s – Reading, Writing and Arithmetic

Touch Math

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When we finish Pre-K we may continue with the K program or switch to Math U See.  We love Touch Math, but it is pricey….  We already have all the Math U See levels. 

Happy Phonics 

Happy Phonics

Great game based phonics program!  There are a few other recommended products besides what comes with the actual program, but MOST of it is right here! 

Handwriting without Tears

My First School Book

The important components of this program are the wood pieces and the music CD.  The chalk board is great, but now there is an app that can replace it.  The play dough and magnet pieces are nice, but not necessity.  I also got the flip crayons this time around (I did not use them with my oldest), and the pencils are great!  The SIZE is key. 

The most important factors for me when choosing products for this age group is HANDS ON and FUN!  These items fit the bill! 

360283_ABCMouse.com-Online Preschool Games-First Month Free-Click Here!
You can read my review of ABCMouse.com HERE
The hardest part about this program is REMEMBERING to have my kids do it, we are not big media folks, and so I forget to have them log in.  They really enjoy it when I do though!

Stay tuned for my curriculum….I am planning several posts the end of July, and the final product shortly thereafter!  See the preview by clicking on the icon in the top left sidebar.

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