Aiden has already been asking “Can we do school?” I don’t want things too structured but I know that I need to use some sort of curriculum to help me keep things fun and exciting for Aiden. We have been doing some Tot School and I plan on continuing our educational play. I found a great website with free curriculum from Brightly Beaming Resources. I am going to use the Preparatory Curriculum which is intended for 2-4 year olds. I printed the Lesson Plans and had it bound.
Each week you teach about about:
- Theme such as cows.
- Vocabulary word that goes with the theme (ex. calf)
- Nursery rhyme (ex. Hey diddle, diddle)
The curriculum also lists books to go with the theme. What I love about this curriculum beside that it is FREE is that you create a learning poster with everything you are teaching that week. This is a visual reminder for me to spend time each day reviewing what he is learning.
I also plan on using Kumon workbooks to help with tracing, cutting and pasting. Emily LOVED these!
I made some fun file folder games. I found a great, almost free to make, file folder game at The Snails Trail to teach him his name. (I love free paint swatches!)
Of course we will add some fun crafts along the way!