I wanted to make constructive use of my time while the oldest was working on her schooling, so I decided this would be the opportune time to start my little one on the path to reading.
There are lots of blogs and articles about preschool education and teaching the alphabet in general on the web. I definitely went down a rabbit hole in the wee hours of the morning one day looking for a direction to take with my baby.
There are generally two types of camps that I found, the letter a week approach and the themes based approach.
I’ve decided that we will be working on a letter per week and will be doing activities, coloring pages, songs and poems with words that correspond with that letter. It is just more of how my brain thinks of these things that made me choose this approach.
Then we’ll also be working on a number, a color, and a shape per month throughout the school year as well, but the main focus will be on the alphabet.
I’m basing this on an ebook I purchased from Currclick (a website where you can download lots or free homeschooling goodies) called “A-Z Toddler & Pre-School Curriculum” by Kathy Hutto. It was a great start and got me thinking more about what it was, as a parent, I wanted to be teaching and what type of framework I needed in place to get it done.
So, I’m by no means an expert in childhood education, I’m just simply documenting our journey so that I may help others with theirs as well.
I’ll be linking out to the articles and resources I use in the weekly lesson posts and updating the list of resources I find along the way down below.
The Measured Mom