If you are looking for a homeschool curriculum for your preschooler, then I highly recommend that you check out the “Learn and Grow” christian preschool curriculum by Michelle Caskey.
I have used this curriculum for all three of my boys. For my older two, I found there was much more information than I even needed in the curriculum, and I just chose a few pieces of it here and there as my boys made their way through their preschool years. They were not very interested in “school” at that age, so I didn’t really push reading and writing too much on them until kindergarten (they liked the counting and art projects best).
For my youngest son, however, this curriculum is a life saver. Now that I am homeschooling all three of my boys, it has been a challenge keeping my preschooler busy while his twin brothers are doing their third grade school work. I need to spend a lot of time with them working on their reading, writing, and times tables.
I eventually want them to go to a College Prep High School, and there will be many tests they’ll have to pass in order to be determined fit for it. My plan is to prepare them as best I can, but I’m sure I’ll find a summer school than can help them as well, so I’m not too worried. That’s still quite a ways away though. Learning to teach my kids has been quite the experience, and they’re so different too.
It is easy to leave out the four year old, and oh how he wants to join in! He is begging me to let me him “do school”. Isn’t this what every mother dreams of? Well, yes, and no, not when we are busy trying to help older children.
I am excited that my four year old is so eager to learn. He is actually doing pre-kindergarten work, which is no problem even with this preschool curriculum.
The author of this curriculum has used the alphabet as a basis for the curriculum. Every week has a series of lessons associated with the letter of the week. For instance for the letter “A”, your child will be making apple prints with paint, making a handprint apple tree, having fun with an apple toss, counting, sorting, lacing, and much more. Each lesson also includes resources so that you can go to the library and check out books about the letter for that week.
You will find out there are more activities than you will probably complete in one week, but the nice thing is that you don’t have to complete them all in a certain amount of time, and you can pick and choose the activities as you go. Every letter in the alphabet is covered (there are 130 lesson plans and 700 activities).
So if you are looking for a comprehensive resource for teaching reading, writing, and math fundamentals to preschoolers, you will not have to look any further. To order a .pdf copy of this curriculum you can order it from the author’s web site at http://www.homeschool-your-boys.com. You can also order a hard copy of the curriculum at Amazon.