Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Ideal Preschool Curriculum

Ideal Curriculum is a preschool curriculum that covers the topics, Literacy, Math/Calendar, and Science/Social Studies. It is unique in its approach because it sells topical, one month kits. I was sent the first month, Transportation, to review for you.

I think Ideal is a thorough curriculum. It has everything laid out in a very easy to follow format once you get it figured out. (It is a bit confusing to figure out what to do with all the files at first.) This is especially good for the first time homeschooler. One of my favorite aspects to this curriculum is that along with your various printable downloads; you also download mp3’s that go along. Music is a great way for kids to learn and remember things, so I Love the fact that this is included.

You can purchase one month or all 9. I think this is a good thing as well because you can try it out and see how it works for your child and you don’t have to buy an entire years worth.

My one concern about this curriculum is that it may be a bit much for the preschooler. I believe in a more natural learning approach in the early years. More play and less structure. There’s plenty of time for structured learning, with my preschoolers we played games and read, read, read.

But, for those that are looking for a little more structure, but don’t quite now where to start, Ideal Curriculum might be just the thing for you.

They are offering a discount in the month of May. 10% if you type in the code ‘welovekids’ The regular price for a one month kit is $30 and $55 for a print version.

You can go here to find out more about Ideal Curriculum and you can click on the icon below to see what others had to say about it.

Happy Homeschooling!

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