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June 28th, 2011, 08:58 PM
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We are planning on reading, obviously. As if you all haven't been bored to tears with my posts about that We are also planning on doing Kumon math workbooks which teach everything from ordinals to money and time (love those books!)

But what else? Do you usually just call it good there? I don't want to overburden her so young...playtime is a big thing around here. But she's interested in so many things right now! Do I capitalize on it while I have her enthusiasm? One thing we've been looking at is music for beginners, I think it's called Music for Little Mozarts or something like that. I've also been thinking about a simple animal science.

What do you do?
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June 28th, 2011, 09:22 PM
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We do the three R's: reading writing and arithmetic.

Reading: Hooked on phonics
Handwriting: Horizons
Math: Horizons

Anything other than that is extra, we do some art and she got science and history from over hearing her sister's work. Music is Piano through Pianimals (we are just starting this though).
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June 28th, 2011, 10:22 PM
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I keep it simple in K. I don't start science or social studies until 1st. If you want to do music, there are a couple of cool places online to get free resources:

DSO Kids | Listen by Composer
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June 29th, 2011, 03:48 PM
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I plan on phonics and math skills for kindergarten, like others have said, but I also plan to introduce social studies and science concepts through stories and play. Just to familiarize them with vocabulary and such they will see later on. I don't focus on anything specific, but just go with what interests them. For example, when I went to see a friend's new store she has opened, she mentioned that one of the other stores in the shopping village had a live butterfly display. So of course I took the girls to see it. They had a ball looking at all the butterflies (they were in a green house with lots of plants) and since it wasn't busy the caretaker took time to show the girls butterfly eggs, caterpillars, and chrysalises. Since they had such a rich experience, I rolled with it and got butterfly books from the library and printed off a simple butterfly life cycle coloring page. I don't expect them to explain the life cycle of a butterfly at 3 years old, but they have talked about it, looked at real and pictorial examples, listened to it explained several times, and worked with the vocabulary words. When they reach first or second grade and are expected to learn about the life cycles of various animals, they will have the background knowledge to make it easier.
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June 30th, 2011, 05:49 AM
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Jill, it sounds like the girls had a blast with the butterflies! We will be doing the same thing, I think. Cassidy is interested in so many things that to limit her to math and reading would be hard for her. But as for formal textbook teaching, I think she's probably not developed the attention span for that yet
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June 30th, 2011, 06:57 PM
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I would add a little H.W. but that's all... Other than that I would just keep reading good books to her with colorful illustrations and keep it fun. I love Usborne books. I am amazed how much they learn from those, but they are really cute, too.
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June 30th, 2011, 08:54 PM
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I hear Barefoot Books are a good choice too LOL!! I would also make sure you do a bit of handwriting as well.
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Yes, handwriting has made the final cut into the curriculum, lol. I love good handwriting almost as much as I love good spelling!
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