A yearlong course for ages 3-7
A Year of Playing Skillfully by The Homegrown Preschooler is a wonder-based, developmental curriculum for homeschools and private schools that offer preschool, preK, or K programs. It is a must-have resource to build a firm foundation for lifelong learning! Concrete themes and character traits have been carefully chosen for children to explore. Research-based learning opportunities address the needs of the developing brain in areas such as Language and Literacy, Math and Manipulatives, Science and Sensory, Art and Music, Gross Motor and Outdoor Play, and Social Emotional and Home Life.
This curriculum pack comes 3-hole punched on high-quality paper. It includes clearly laid-out and easy-to-follow detailed instructions, along with beautiful monthly printables, calendar pages on laminated cardstock, and supply and resource lists to help you save precious time!
What People Are Saying About A Year of Playing Skillfully
“The creators of The Homegrown Preschooler bring you another great resource in A Year of Playing Skillfully. Fun and creative experiences will engage your young students in many areas from science to character building! The best part? Its clear and attractive layout makes planning and follow through a cinch for parents.” —Rebecca Keliher, Well Planned Gal and President of Home Educating Family Association
“Authors Kathy Lee and Lesli Richards explain to parents how they can provide a preschool education that is likely to be even better than what a preschool can provide because it is individualized to each child and family situation.” —Cathy Duffy, author of 101 Top Homeschool Picks for Homeschool Curriculum
“This curriculum is destined to become a treasured resources in families, the kind of book that is handed down from one generation to the next. Whether educating at home or not, the plethora of ideas herein will enrich the lives of young children and the people who love them. Weave the faith of your family into the texture of these lessons and then everything that is important to the education and development of a young child is here—and it’s beautiful.” —Elizabeth Foss, author of Real Learning & Small Steps for Catholic Moms
“Firmly committed to cultivating manners, language, and imagination through creativity, Kathy and Lesli filled this month-by-month treasure chest with playful ideas to nurture wonder in young children. Even one recipe, craft, or activity per month would be a good effort toward reclaiming play in early childhood, but A Year of Playing Skillfully offers hundreds! The cheerful photos in this resource will make you smile. An excellent guide for expecting parents, parents of young children, homeschoolers, grandparents, and early childhood teachers.” —Cheryl Swope, M.Ed., author of Simply Classical: A Beautiful Education for Any Child, from Memoria Press
“This is it—the guide we need to cultivate wonder and curiosity in our preschoolers’ lives, right where they learn and love best—at home. This visually stunning and inspiring curriculum is what every mom needs who wants to be intentional about truth, beauty, and goodness in the lives of her smallest children.” —Sarah Mackenzie, author of Teaching from Rest: A Homeschooler’s Guide to Unshakable Peace