This is what I use for both 4 and 5-year olds.


Curriculum Guide:

The Well-Trained Mind: A Guide to Classical Education at Home



Museum ABC

 The Ordinary Parent's Guide to Teaching Reading

Leap Frog - Letter Factory

Leap Frog - Talking Words Factory

Leap Frog - Talking Words Factory 2 - Code Word Caper

Color by Letter Worksheets



I love these readers. They are strictly phoentic readers:

Phonics Practice Readers: Series A, Set 1/10 Reader's Plus Teacher's Guide

Phonics Practice Readers Teachers Guide Series A, Set 2

Phonics Practice Readers: Series B, 1/10 Readers Plus Teacher's Guide (Series B, Set 1)

Phonics Practice Readers, Series B, Set 4


Story Time:

Blueberries for Sal

Make Way for Ducklings

  Harold and the Purple Crayon


The Little Engine That Could

  The Giving Tree

  Amelia Bedelia

Miss Rumphius

One Morning in Maine

The Complete Little House Nine-Book Set

and lots more!



Color by Number Worksheets

The Math Worksheet Site

Houghton Mifflin Math Grade 1

Dot to Dot



I use dotted lined paper and draw letters and numbers for the children to trace.

I also use the beginning handwriting pages from Donna Young's site.

Trace the Alphabet

Individual Letter Practice




The Magic School Bus: The Complete Series

Stanley - Spring Fever

Stanley - Hop to It



I Can Draw Animals

  I Can Draw People

What Shall I Draw?

We use modeling clay,  washable watercolors, watercolor pencils, paper, pencils, crayons, glue, construction paper, etc.

Dover Sampler Pages

Coloring Pages for just about every character that your child knows and likes (this site is awesome--I use it everyday--but it does have a lot of popups)




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