Preschool 2 (3 – 4 years old)
Our Preschool program focuses on children from age two to their fourth birthday.
We believe that one of the best things a parent can instill in very young children is a love for learning. We suggest that a gentle approach to education be taken during these very early years, because most young children do not have adequate fine motor control to do much work in workbook-style curriculum. Instead, we recommend a hands-on method.
Although we use very few testing materials in the early years, we do recommend either a test or a checklist before starting instruction in reading. Children lacking in gross motor or fine motor skills will likely face frustration in reading instruction.
Preschool 2 includes:
Big Thoughts for Little People
Ken Taylor’s best-selling book is now updated with all-new bright and colorful illustrations and a larger trim size. Using the alphabet as a learning tool, the easy-to-use format of this beloved picture book connects Bible themes and verses that teach kids ages 3-7 Christian values. Each spread represents a letter of the alphabet and a Christian value or moral lesson beginning with the same letter. Kids are encouraged to find the lesson being modeled (or not) in the illustrations.
More Let’s Color
More advanced coloring skills.
More Let’s Cut Paper
More cutting practice as projects become more complicated.
More Let’s Sticker & Paste
Children are given further practice in placing stickers and paper parts onto designated locations.
Go, Dog. Go!
Look at all the dogs! There are dogs in cars, dogs at work, and dogs asleep.Read along and see where they go and what they do.
Mike Mulligan and More
This book contains four of Virginia Lee Burton’s best-loved children’s books, unabridged and with the original illustrations. Contains Mike Mulligan and His Steam Shovel, The Little House, Katy and the Big Snow, and Maybelle the Cable Car. Discover why these books have been children’s classics for more than sixty years.
Winnie the Pooh / A.A. Milne
It was this charming book that first introduced readers to Edward Bear – or, Winnie-the-Pooh as he came to be called. Written for A.A. Milne’s son, Christopher, this book was the result of many bedtime stories about the bear and his friends – and even Christopher Robin himself. It is in this volume that readers will find the beloved stories in which Pooh disguises himself as a raincloud to trick some bees (“Tut, tut, it looks like rain”), Pooh becomes quite stuck in Rabbit’s hole after a visit, Pooh and Piglet hunt for Woozles, Eeyore loses (and finds) his tail, Piglet meets a Heffalump, Piglet survives a flood, Christopher Robin leads an “expotition” to the North Pole, and more. Ten chapters, or stories, are included overall, accompanied by the original artwork of Pooh and his friends by Ernest H. Shepard. 161 pages, softcover.
The House at Pooh Corner / A.A. Milne
This Winnie-the-Pooh title contains ten well-loved stories you’re sure to have repeated bed-time requests for. Stories include: “In Which A House Is Built at Pooh Corner for Eeyore,” “In Which Tigger Comes to the Forest and Has Breakfast,” “In Which a Search Is Organdized and Piglet Nearly Meets the Heffalump Again,” “In Which It Is Shown That Tiggers Don’t Climb Trees,” “In Which Piglet Does a Very Grand Thing,” and more. Black-and-white illustrations, pb.
The Tale of Peter Rabbit
The Tale of Peter Rabbit is the original classic by Beatrix Potter. The Tale of Peter Rabbit was first published by Frederick Warne in 1902 and endures as Beatrix Potter’s most popular and well-loved tale. It tells the story of a very mischievous rabbit and the trouble he encounters in Mr McGregor’s vegetable garden! Re-originated in 2002 to mark the centenary of publication bringing it closer to the original edition, six illustrations were restored, four that were removed in 1903 to make room for endpapers and two that have never been used before, Beatrix having initially prepared more illustrations than could be accommodated in the original format. Beatrix Potter is regarded as one of the world’s best-loved children’s authors of all time
The Tale of Tom Kitten
The Tale of Tom Kitten is set in the cottage garden Beatrix Potter created herself at Hill Top, the farm she owned near the village of Sawrey. Tom and his sisters look so smart in their new clothes. When their mother sends them outside while she waits for her visitors, she couldn’t possibly guess what kind of mess they are going to get themselves into!
Best of Vivaldi CD (Best of Classical Kids)
This CD includes 45 minutes of carefully chosen music from a variety of the Vivaldi’s work. This would work well as an introduction for young children to classical music or just for listening pleasure anytime.
Learn numbers by lacing! Lacing activities by themselves are a great way to work on dexterity skills. When combined with learning the sequence of numbers, some serious learning can happen all while having fun! This set contain 6 thick, durable cardboard animal shapes with pre-punched holes, featuring a full-color, charming picture of a farm animal.
All 33 pieces of the set are stored in a wooden box with a durable plastic cover. Basically, the set includes a mini wooden cutting board, a wooden cutting knife, and eight wooden pieces of food. These colorful food items are pre-sliced into 2-5 pieces and re-attached by hook-and-loop fasteners. Children can take a piece of food, place it on cutting board, and cut through the fastened pieces like they are cutting through real food.