For the last four weeks I have been using the Gods Little Explorers from the amazing mom over at Motherhood on a Dime. While being amazingly thrifty this mommy blogger has somehow managed to find the time to make her own preschool curriculum. While she does offer this for free she has a much more put together and refined version for only $17. I bought the updated version and I am so thrilled with this choice!
So the basic concept is that we go through the bible learning about Adam and Eve, Moses, Noah, Jesus, even King David and King Solomon. Along the way we are learning our ABC’s 123’s and shapes. There are also many extra ideas that you can do to learn memory verses, sorting and patterning and colors. There is a complete preschool education all surrounding a strong biblical foundation.
As I said we are on our fourth week with this curriculum and are loving it. I hear my son singing about Noah and how God loves him and if you have ever heard your child singing about the Lord you know the feeling it brings to your heart! He knows about Adam and Eve and what happened in the garden, all things I feel are important for him to learn.
In addition to the bible and basic preschool skills she has also included a special part of the lesson dedicated to manners,self help, chores, and serving. Basic skills like zippers,buttons, and tying, saying please and thank you, and learning to do things for others. If you are like me you find yourself just zipping the coat or tying the shoes to just get out of the door and forget to take the time to give them an opportunity to learn these life skills for themselves so this is incredibly helpful to have time set aside each day to teach these skills!
The only things that I had questioned were that the alphabet is taught out of order and it is only a four day a week schedule. The alphabet being out of order while strange to us is actually not that big of a deal. As long as you teach your children the alphabet song they will eventually get the order. As Stacie puts it, “I would much rather my child grasp the idea that the Bible is a connected story from beginning to end.” and I must say I do agree with that statement.
While I prefer a five day a week curriculum and so does G the four days actually is nice. We go through the curriculum and then on the fifth day we can do other subjects that I feel are needed for our family such as Spanish, sign language and character traits. Also every fourth Friday we can do our field trip or community service project so it turned into a blessing for us!
All in all the curriculum has been great, my son has been learning not only what the world says he needs but also he is learning who God is and who he is to God and I can not think of a better thing for him to learn. All the while he is having fun and enjoying learning.
While she does have this curriculum for free the paid version is nicer int hat it is all together in one download and organized for easy access (love that!) She also has a page for she talks a little bit more about how its worth the little bit of money. If you are looking for a good biblical founded preschool curriculum this is defiantly the one you want!