Category: Ages 2-6: Preschool at Home

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Preschool at Home: Activities You Can Do with Your 2-4 Year Olds (Fine Motor Skills)

I frequently get questions from parents who wonder just what to do and where to start with their preschoolers.  I thought I would spend a few posts sharing some of the things I’ve done with my kids along the way. Many of the things we did are things most parents do naturally in their home: free play with toys, time exploring and playing outside, dancing to music, reading books aloud...

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K4 Preschool Plans for the Fall

Last week we started back to school, but I thought I’d spend a few minutes sharing our overall goals this for this next semester. I’ll start off sharing our plans for ED’s preschool. Early next week I’ll share the plans for DD (age 6) and LD (almost 9). Math This year I decided to go with Right Start Math Level A for ED (age 4).  I did this curriculum with...

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Butterfly and Insect Lapbook

A few weeks ago, I asked DD what she wanted to learn about. She chose to study butterflies and insects. We used two lapbooks. One is no longer available. The other one was a free lapbook on butterflies from Yee Shall Know. (If you’ve never seen any of her lapbooks, I highly recommend her free lapbooks. They are based on the Magic School Bus chapter books and she’s done topics...

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Sunny Side Up (game learning about double digit numbers)

I brought out a dice game to play with DD called Sunny Side Up.  The dice have the numbers 1-5 and a smiley face.  I made little cards that have 9 numbers using just those digits (such as 51, 42, 14, 3, 5…).  We each have our own card and take turns tossing the dice.  We try to build numbers using the value on each die.  So you need a...

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Preschool Activity — Living Non living cards

I’m sure I will talk about this elsewhere, but my three year old loves these cards! These cards also sort into the 5 Living Kingdoms (animal, plant, fungus, etc.) We have Living Non-Living Cards here: Montessori Living NonLiving Cards We also have Vertebrate-Invertebrate Cards here And don’t miss our animal classification worksheets and other animal materials: You might be interested in this related post: 20 Activities for Early Elementary That’s...