Curriculum

Let’s Play School Product Breakdown

This is our #1 most asked question: “I’m looking in your shop, my child is ____ and I just do not know what I should buy. Can you help guide me in the right direction?”

YES! I am breaking it all down for you here by product. I will probably sound like a broken record on this, but our children will ONLY be using Let’s Play School and Explode the Code books A, B, and C for Preschool and PreK. Once they reach Kindergarten we will add Horizons Math Level K and continue on with Book 1 of Explode the Code for Kindergarten.

Our Let’s Play School programs were created after teaching and watching our oldest daughter learn at home for 3 years and teaching preschool children for almost 20 years. Let’s Play School has everything your child needs for preschool and MORE. I am proud that now with our Let’s Play School Subscription and Book Club, we are also able to continue teaching children in 1st Grade and beyond as well!

Baby & Toddler (newborn – 2.5)

I do not recommend doing any curriculum prior to 2.5 and even that is a bit young. It all depends on the child. Our oldest daughter loved doing “school” at 2.5, but our younger daughter has only recently shown interest around age 3.5 and she is thriving! I would even be fine waiting until she was 4 if she wanted to start preschool then. What is most important (in my opinion) is that prior that any formal preschool / curriculum that you are playing and engaged with your child. Allow them to be with you and help you while you do your household tasks such as cleaning and cooking. Play outside! Read books with them all-day-long. Set up small sensory bins of water or Cheerios for them to explore and dig for toys. At the age of 2, our youngest daughter loved to unwrap her puzzles from tinfoil. We played over and over again. Help them to focus on their speech development and using sign language if needed. There is no reason to push the alphabet or numbers on them. When they are ready…you will know, and they will learn quickly BECAUSE they are ready.

I do not recommend using any Let’s Play School products before the age of 2.5. At age 2.5 I would only use the hands-on portions of our My First School and Subscription. I would hold off until closer to 3 for any of the printable activities.

Preschool (age 2.5-5)

*In addition, I also recommend our Holiday packs that we release at special times of the year: Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas, and Valentine’s Day.

Pre-Kindergarten (age 4-5)

*In addition, I also recommend our Holiday packs that we release at special times of the year: Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas, and Valentine’s Day.

Kindergarten 

*We recommend using Horizons Math Level K as well as starting with the Explode the Code books. Aside from those two curriculum items, our children will only use Let’s Play School for preschool, preK and kindergarten!

*In addition, I also recommend our Holiday packs that we release at special times of the year: Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas, and Valentine’s Day.

First Grade

*We recommend using Horizons Math Level 1 as well as continuing with Explode the Code for phonics. Your child should now be reading. We recently found the All About Reading program and while the program itself would not work for our family, the Readers that are included are beautiful and fun to read for the kids!

*In addition, I also recommend our Holiday packs that we release at special times of the year: Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas, and Valentine’s Day.

Second Grade & Beyond

We hope that this is helpful for you in deciding which curriculum will be best for your child. We are excited that our curriculum programs have now been purchased over 35,000 times by families all around the world!

Let’s Play School!

 

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