Sorry for the delay in posting this! I’ve had internet connection troubles at my house!
When Lula turned 3 this summer, we decided it was time to implement a preschool curriculum at home with her. Because I’m staying home most time (I do work outside the home 10-12 hours a week), it’s just not in our budget to send her to conventional preschool. Plus, I was excited to try a little bit of homeschooling to see how I liked it. (Sending your child to preschool is wonderful and great, just doesn’t work for us right now!)
At first, I tried to come up with my own curriculum, but I was pretty overwhelmed. I decided I needed one thing that touched on many different subjects and pretty much told me what to do each lesson…and then I could expand on that myself. I came across Flowering Baby on Passionate Homemaking and decided to look into it. I liked that it was broken up into months and that it touched on math, reasoning, letters, numbers, reading comprehension and many more subjects. Plus, the price was right…so I bought it.
We’ve been doing it since October and it’s been wonderful! It’s laid back and fun, yet educational at the same time. Lula loves doing it and asks to do “preschool” all the time. Each month has different themes, recommended books and even music. I’ve been requesting the recommended books online at my local library a few weeks before the upcoming month. Then, I’ll just hit up the library at the beginning of the month, and all my preschool books are there waiting for me. Easy!
Most activities in the curriculum require materials that we already have on hand and little prep time. It’s also fine if you miss out on a lesson, or do two in one day or whatever. We usually do preschool about 4 times a week and it takes about 30 minutes or so. Pretty simple!
I’ve rearranged my front living room to be conducive for preschool activities and creativity in general…
You can see our new teal dining room walls peeking through…and our little table that needs to be re-painted!
I moved this little vintage magazine holder from Jane’s room to hold art supplies, library books and the preschool stuff
It’s worked very well for me to have everything somewhat organized. It’s also been nice to have the library books up high and out of reach. We’ve had to buy one library book already this year due to pages being ripped out during nap time. I’m sure it won’t be the last.
So, there you have it! That’s our little preschool routine. I’d love to hear what curriculum any of you have used or activities that have worked for you!
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