Looking for an Awesome Preschool Curriculum? For Free?

November 19, 2008

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This amazing site was one of my first introductions to the generosity of so many people who use the internet to give back and share their work with us all. 

Katrina Lybbert has homeschooled her children from birth, and on Letter of the Week, she shares her entire curriculum with us.  It is aimed at children from birth to age 8.  When I first discovered her website, the main premise was to pick a letter to study each week.  She has laid it out so that it is very easy to understand and implement.  There is a general plan for the week, showing an outline of what to study and for how many minutes. 

Instead of a boring lesson on the letter “C“, how would your children like to read Caps for Sale by Esphyr Slobodkina, listen to Aaron Copland, sing “Never Smile at a Crocodile”, eat Cantaloupe and Crackers for snack, read about The Creation, learn about a Calendar and how to Classify for math, study Cougars and Crabs for science, Christopher Columbus for social studies, mix Colors for Art, and play Catch for sports?

No, not all in one day, unless you’re an over-achiever 🙂  This is over the course of a week . . . or more.  Whatever works for you and your child.

For each letter, she has a list of specific resources including:

  • Language Arts
  • Theme Words
  • Poetry and Rhymes
  • Books to Read Aloud
  • Music with specific composers and songs
  • Snacks
  • Bible stories and character traits
  • Math
  • Science
  • Social Studies
  • Art Project
  • Sports and Games

Over the years, her site has expanded to offer even more excellent curriculum outlines for tons of other topics including:

  • Nursery Curriculum
  • Sound of the week
  • Story of the week
  • Science of the week
  • Country of the week
  • 2 Levels of Spellbright – her spelling curriculum
  • Journal Ideas
  • Orchestral Beams – music appreciation
  • and much more . . .

I have really appreciated this curriculum for my younger ones!  Thank you! 

And best of all?  Once again, it’s free 🙂

Do you have a favorite resource or curriculum for your preschoolers?  Please share it with us in the comment section or email it to me at HomeschoolBytes @ gmail.com  (If you’re looking for more ideas for early reading and phonics instruction, check out this series or other posts under “Reading Curriculum“.)

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