This program for 3- and 4-year-olds is a comprehensive collection of children's classic stories, rhymes, fairy tales, picture books, games, sing-alongs, and more. Children at this age have an intense desire to learn, and are naturally inquisitive and love interacting with you. This is a critical learning stage for them, and reading out loud to your children is the single most important thing you can do to build pre-reading skills and prepare them academically.
This program includes 15 picture books featuring 167 stories (fiction and true) and 34 fairy and nursery tales, as well as games, songs and art supplies. Over 77 nursery rhymes and sing-alongs on CD help your children develop listening skills. With Mighty Mind, they can learn to form geometric patterns. Matching games build memory and pattern recognition, which is the most helpful math instruction for ages 3-4 years. Quality art supplies help your children develop motor skills and express their creativity. The best part of all this is that there are no workbooks or lesson plans. No schedule to follow or worry about. All that is required is sitting back and spending quality time with your child. With only these timeless classics, aided by a Parent’s Companion to help you understand how to best use the materials, this is low-stress learning at its best. As for daily time requirements, many families spend 15-45 minutes a day reading and playing. You are free to spend as much or as little time each day as you'd like.
Your Parent's Companion was created to help you get the most out of the time spent with your child and boost your self-confidence. It includes many helpful tricks and teaching tips for both new and experience homeschoolers, and will help you to effectively organize, manage, and maximize your homeschooling experience. With creative activities for almost every story, checklists to help you track your progress in an easy, stress-free way, and links to encouraging resources, the Parent’s Companion is a helpful, complimentary guide to the materials in this program.
Enjoy watching your children develop and grow as you dive into rich stories and games. Cherish the time you get to spend teaching them with this laid-back approach to preschool learning.
Please Note: Sonlight Curriculum does not sell their materials to Exodus Books. We carry many of the same titles, and are often able to obtain used copies of books they publish. The following is culled from their 2013 website and includes much of their selection, though it is not comprehensive, nor is it in any sort of curricular order. For a complete listing, visit the Sonlight Curriculum website.