Today we purchased preschool curriculum from Preschool Palace. I had been looking around for various options for preschool curriculum that I could do at home with my new 3 year old, & this seemed like a great fit!
I had considered just putting together my own curriculum b/c
- It’s free
- He’s only 3 years old
- I love spending time on Pinterest
But I know myself well enough to know that I would spend tons of time putting together ideas, & then rarely implementing them. I need something laid out clearly for me with a set game plan, & then I have a better chance of actually doing it.
Preschool Palace does exactly that & all for $10 for 10 months of preschool curriculum!!
So we purchased the package today, & downloaded the materials. We will have to print out over 200 pages of worksheets & things for the year, but I would have had to do that if I put together my own curriculum anyway.
I am planning on starting the curriculum with Matteo in September, but just from glancing over the materials I am very happy with it! They lay out guidelines, themes, & ideas for each month. Then each day they have a specific plan such as songs, physical activities, crafts, worksheets, & more! I saw so many great ideas just while glancing through the first month’s plans.
The other nice feature is that you can start this curriculum any time b/c the holiday worksheets are separate supplements.
I will be sure to update you all as I start implementing my homeschool preschool, but for now I have to think through how I want to implement this curriculum.
I do not think that I want to be too gung-ho with a new 3 year old… I think I will have activities in my pocket to introduce & see how he reacts to them. I do not think that I will fit in all of the activities planned for every day & may end up spreading the curriculum across the next 2 years.
I do not want to put a bad taste in my son’s mouth regarding education by pushing it too hard, & I feel strongly that there is so much to learn just by playing & experiencing every day life. But I also don’t want him to start behind other kids who have more formal classroom experience. So as usual, it will be about finding that balance!