So in typical, ooh shiny thing fashion, I was reading a book where the author was talking about training your children in the ways of god and was talking about books about character training. This was the last thing I read before going to bed last night. So of course, the first thing I do when I get up this AM is start looking for books on ebay and amazon. I’m not finding much. Then I remember that Catholic Heritage Curriculum has a bunch of preschool stuff that I’ve been drooling over. Does this sound like anyone else? Am I the only one that does this?
Anyway, so I buy a bunch of stuff from them for my soon to be 3 year old. I purchased the Preschool/Kindergarten lesson plans and a bunch of books that are very, well, it can be school without feeling like school. Specifically, I bought:
Devotional Stories for Little Folks
My Jesus and I (Teacher’s Guide)
Who Am I? Religion Series (Teacher’s Manual)
My Jesus and I (Booklet)
I Can Find Numbers and Shapes
I Can Find Letter Sounds
Who Am I? Religion Series (Workbook A (age 3))
Mother’s Little Helper
Making Music Praying Twice (Complete Set of 5 CDS, 5 Songbooks, and Teacher’s Manual)
Little Book of Saints (Volume 1)
My Little Missal
Eloise Wilkin Stories
As you can see it is mostly storybooks that I can read to DD while I am nursing the new baby. There was another set of books I wanted, but they are currently out; I’ll have to get them next time. I also got out Little Saints: A Catholic Preschool Program. I purchased that last summer, but it was a little over her head. I think she will do fine this year, though.
The other thing that I finally got off my butt and did was figured out my Artist and Composer schedule for the year. I always wanted to have more of an appreciation of art & music but wasn’t really taught much in school. I found some awesome artist board books at the library and I have a set of CD’s by Masters of Classical Music and figured we’d just look and listen to a different person each month and maybe talk a little about them. As she (they) get older we can do more, but she is only 2-1/2 :). Frankly, I’m looking forward to being able to identify music by composers myself! I’ll share that schedule & any resources I find later.
Does anyone have a good preschool resource for Michaelangelo and/or DaVinci? Those are the only two I wanted that I can’t find anything for.