I can't wait for you to visit this site! Katrina Lybbert has put together curriculum for children from 3 months through age 8. One of my favorite features about this curriculum is that it is absolutely free! That's right; you can download all the helps and ideas you want for free.
What could you possibly teach a baby who is less than a year old? How about Literature, Nursery Rhymes, Poetry, Bible Selections, Speech and Vocabulary, Classical Music, Baby Games, Lullabies, Sign Language, Foreign Language, Exercise, and Baby Massage?
From 12-24 months of age, follow the Brightly Beaming Toddler curriculum. In addition to the categories of information taught to infants, your toddler will be exposed to Children's Songs, Arts and Crafts, Musical Exploration, Puppetry, Nature Study, and Art Appreciation.
The Brightly Beaming Steps to Reading Program is created to be adapted to many ages. It is broken down into four steps:
- Step One: Preparatory Curriculum - teaches the child to recognize letters, numbers, colors, and shapes and is recommended for children between the ages of 2-4.
- Step Two: Letter of the Week - this step teaches the child the sounds of the letters of the alphabet and is recommended for children ages 2-5.
- Step Three: Sound of the Week - this step focuses on teaching the child phonics, sounds required for reading success, and is recommended for children ages 3-6.
- Step Four: Story of the Week - this step teaches the child to read simple stories and is recommended for children ages 4-7.
The Primary Curriculum offers SpellBright Level Two, Primary Journal Ideas, and Orchestral Beams (a music appreciation guide for children ages 5-7)
I plan to begin using this with all three of my girls this fall and am eager to see how this works. If it doesn't go so well, at least I haven't spent a lot of money on it, but I really do think that this will prove to be a wonderful program.
If you already use this curriculum, would you please leave me a comment detailing your experience with it? I'd really appreciate it!