Recently, however, I found a preschool program that’s just under $10. It’s called The Preschool Journey and it’s written by Angela Thayer of TeachingMama.org.
I was given a free copy of this book to review. (My opinions are my own) I was impressed by the professional design of the book and the good quality content. Angela is a former teacher so she has a good understanding of child development and important preschool skills. The activities she has chosen for preschoolers to do are age-appropriate and educationally sound.
Now, here’s a look at what you get with this product.
The book begins with a 2-page Introduction that answers the questions…
- What is preschool?
- Why am I choosing to teach preschool at home?
- Why am I writing this book?
In this section, Angela explains the foundation of her philosophy as well as her reasons why she chose to teach preschool at home. She also describes her purpose for writing the book which is to provide you with the tools and resources you need to teach your child. This section is very well thought out.
Next are 2 pages on setting up your home for teaching preschool. In this section, she shows you her set-up method and includes a list of supplies that you’ll need to complete the activities. She also shares with you a schedule for teaching the curriculum so that you have a general idea of how long it will take. See the image below.
In the following section, she covers her strategy for teaching the alphabet. It includes 5 different activities that work well for various types of learners, all of which are easy to implement in your home. See a sample page below.
Then you get 10 pages that help you understand what your child should be able to do in the areas of math, language, literacy, motor skills, the arts, sensory play, and social development before he or she starts kindergarten. This section has simple lists of skills as well as ideas for helping your child develop these skills. See an example below.
Finally, you get a complete set of engaging lesson plans that include 26 weeks of fun activities centered around learning the alphabet. A book list for each letter is included as well as activities that teach math, language arts, gross motor skills, and more. See an example page below.
You get a bonus gift in this product – a link to 50+ pages of exclusive printables that you can use with the curriculum. That alone makes this product worth the $9.99 price tag.
All in all, I think The Preschool Journey is a fun, inexpensive, easy-to-use curriculum that you can use to teach preschool skills to your child.
You can get The Preschool Journey by visiting Angela’s site TeachingMama.org. (referral link) Click on the My Store tab to find it.