SIMPLY LEARNING KIDS
We began our preschool at home using free curriculum, books and projects provided by Simply Learning Kids. I highly encourage you to check Kaitlyn out – she’s amazing! We have read and created learning opportunites on great preschool toddler books suggested by Simply Learning Kids such as: Good Night Gorilla, Little Blue Truck and Goodnight Goodnight Construction Site. The three books listed above are repeatedly requested by my youngest three-year-old. When my oldest son was two, these were on consistent rotation as well! I just love these board books – there are so many different discussions and themes to build on and play with that can spark your imagination (and your children’s) while reading these stories. The illustrations and sweet little stories stick in your mind long after you close the books.
There are consistently the same education tools used in Simplylearningkids with each of her literature units:
- great books
- three-part cards (a Montessori concept)
- fun, hands-on activities that promote exploration of letters
- simple counting activities
DOWNLOAD EACH LETTER UNIT FOR FREE. Simply click on the link and it will download to your computer in a PDF format. Then, you can choose to print off the pages you would like your child to work on. I like to coincide the Simply Learning letter units with the Peaceful Preschool curriculum we are currently using. So, after we introduce a letter with the Peaceful Preschool, we then complete the Simply Learning letter that corresponds with it.
PRESCHOOL AT HOME
This was our first introduction into preschool at home. We fit it into our schedule when we can, and I continue with my children only as far as they are interested. Above all, I maintained an attitude of no pressure. They love it! We enjoy focusing on the good books, fun and simple crafts therefore my children have so much fun. This is our first time working on becoming familiar with letters. The art projects are so much fun (even for Mama). We can help you find our list of essential preschool homeschool supplies.
Best of all, her resources are completely free! She also has an abundance of resources on Pinterest to compliment her learning units. You can follow her on Pinterest here for even more ideas on supplementing your current learning curriculum.
Kaitlyn has a visually pleasing blog and recommends some great quality products. I was one thankful Mama when I found her website since she makes teaching easy. The peace of mind that comes from simply being able to download a learning unit and immediately work on it with my children has been phenomenal. Please check simplylearningkids.com out!