I'm excited to share my collection of fun, educational activities for pre-school age children with YOU! Whether you just want to grab a few ideas for "Mommy and Me" activities with your preschool age child or you're looking for a free pre-school curriculum you can use to teach your child yourself at home, I hope you find my site helpful. Regardless of how you do PreSchool, be sure to read my PreSchooling page before leaving my site! It explains my philosophy behind this program and shows what skills are most important to help your child develop during these years. It also gives some food-for-thought as to whether or not it's a good idea to start academics early.
A little about TT PreSchool Lessons:
Below, I link to my archive of pre-school activities, divided by category. You simply pick an activity to do each day; the plans are very fluid. They don't take that long to complete, and if you don't get through with it one day, you just pick it up the next day. I think that it's important for pre-schoolers to have plenty of free time to play, imagine, explore and build blanket forts... and I think that too much time spent in structured activities with children this age can become a crutch. They need to know how to entertain themselves, and shouldn't be whiney for Mom to constantly be their playmate. On the flip side, these are precious years! My son and I both enjoy having some "Mommy & Me" time to do a special activity together. I guess it all comes down to balance. These are special years. Embrace them, enjoy them, and have fun together! Without further adieu...
1. Daily Activity
The daily activity is the part that changes day-to-day, and is the bulk of what I'm sharing on my site. Click each of the following links to access my archive of activities for each category.
2. Bible Lesson
For the bible lesson, we are working our way through the Bible, self-paced. Since I make these lessons up as I go, you're more or less on your own in this area, but check my Bible Lesson Material for Kiddos page for resources and Bible story book recommendations. If you're doing an actual lesson (rather than just reading from a bible story book) then I'd recommend doing it on Monday, Wednesday and/or Thursday, which are the days that the daily activity is pretty short. Tuesday and Friday are art and imaginative play, which tend to be more open-ended on time.
This is just a daily reminder to read-aloud together. We may read books from his bookshelf or books from the library. And the time spent varies from day to day, anywhere from 10 minutes to 30 or more (we also do bedtime stories, but those must come to an end for the sake of bedtime- so this is his open-ended time to read as long as he wants). My policy is that if he's asking to read more more more I don't refuse him. I whole-heartedly encourage a love of reading.
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4. Physical Play
This is just a daily reminder to do something physically active. It may be just about anything that exercises the larger muscles of the body.
Here are ideas for
indoor and outdoor Physical Play
Are you using TT PreSchool in your home?
If you want to use this as your pre-school curriculum, my suggestion is to bookmark this page. When you're planning your day then come here and click the appropriate day's "subject" (Monday is Math Readiness, Tuesday is Art, etc.) and choose what "Daily Activity" you want to do for the day, then visit my Physical Play page to choose your "Physical Play." Other than that, do your own Bible Story or lesson, and be sure to read-aloud each day. I'd suggest a weekly or bi-weekly trip to the library. It's as simple as that. I'd also enjoy hearing from you!