When to Start School

As some of my friends were posting pictures of their children’s 1st day of preschool I started to panic. Being a stay at home mom, it didn’t make sense (logically or financially) for me to send my kids to preschool, but seeing my friends cute little kids with their massive back packs on and new shoes gave me the sensation I should be doing something “educational” with my kids too. So naturally, I ran to Pinterest and pinned all sorts of activities and printables that would make my kid SO SMART and me look like  rock star mom. Unfortunately Pinterest and reality are two completely different things! There was no rhyme or reason  and my 4 year old could tell I had no clue what I was doing. After much googling, I stumbled upon a FUN curriculum called A Year of Skillfully Playing. And let me tell you it has been a lifesaver! You can find it here at the homegrown preschooler  Every month is full of fun and easy activities that are planned out to a T. It even has a supply list for each month. It is suggested for ages 3-7 year olds, but it could easily be adjusted for younger or older children to enjoy. One of my favorite things about the activities in this curriculum is that they are basic skills every child needs to learn but could easily be skipped over in a structured school setting, like making your own bed, following recipes or sorting laundry. The laundry struggle is real when you have a big family! There are also crafts, books, field trips, games and printables for every month. Do as much as you are comfortable with at your own speed. It’s rewarding and memorable all at the same time! This is also and all in one curriculum, so every subject is covered: math, language/ literacy, music/art, home life/ social- emotional, science/ sensory and outdoors/ gross motor skills. The creators of this curriculum very much embrace the idea of saying YES more and make it easy on you as the parent to do so. I hope you’ll check it out and find yourself excited to say YES!

Kai

 

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