Nonreligious 2020 Preschool Curriculum Kit
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This program is designed for the two- or three-year-old who is ready for a more intentional approach to learning with an emphasis on activities and conversations rather than worksheets alone. Of course, most preschoolers are eager to have their own workbooks, too, so we've included the very best ones available to be sure you both enjoy this year! We asked parents who used our Preschool Kit how long they spent using these tools with their child. Nearly all estimated that they spent less than 2 hours a day on "school time," or 2-10 hours a week. You’ll be able to plan yours to work best for you with your access to the online Timberdoodle Scheduler, included with your kit. Make sure you allow yourself and your child some time to find your own rhythm!
Not sure where to start?
If you're unsure if your 3-year-old is best suited for Preschool or PreK, or your 4-year-old is ready for PreK or Kindergarten, you can have your child take our Early Education Placement Test.
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Nonreligious 2020 Preschool Handbook + Scheduler
We wanted our curriculum handbook to be extremely simple, easy to use, and promote independent study as early as possible. Our guides are designed to get you up and running today without being overwhelming, boring, or confusing.Learn More
Big Letter Bananagrams
Big Letter Bananagrams are 50% larger and can be used in the same way as their diminutive cousin, as an educational word game requiring no pencil, paper, or bulky board. Also use them to help your preschooler find matching tiles, locate a particular letter, or find a short series of letters.Learn More
Crepe Foam Alphabet Puzzles
Lauri A To Z Puzzles are perfect for teaching the alphabet to preschoolers. As children manipulate the three-dimensional bright crepe foam rubber letters, they increase visual and tactile perception, shape discrimination, and hand-eye coordination.Learn More
Wimmelbooks Set of 3
Loosely translated as a book of abundance, Wimmelbooks are a one-of-a-kind oversized board book that uses few words, yet provides endless opportunity for curious kids to discover, learn, and increase vocabulary.Learn More
Create A Story: Volcano Island
Storytelling builds the literacy skills of sequencing, narration, and comprehension. If your child can string together a couple of sentences he is ready to become a storyteller, and Create a Story: Volcano Island will give you all the tools you will need to get started.Learn More
Under the Sea Picture Puzzle Book
With each read of the Under the Sea Picture Puzzle Book your child will discover new patterns, hidden objects, or items that continue to interest him. Under the Sea Picture Puzzle Book is an oversized, super-thick paper book for 2- to 5-year-olds.Learn More
Zoo Picture Puzzle Book
With each read of the Zoo Picture Puzzle Book your child will be looking for similarities to spot or differences to detect while developing his visual discrimination, a mental and visual activity that is essential for reading readiness.Learn More
Mathematical Reasoning Beginning 1 (PreK 3)
Mathematical Reasoning Beginning 1 is a highlight for this age. The activities are simple, engaging, and colorful. At this age, math is an interesting puzzle to be solved, and Mathematical Reasoning will not let it become tedious to your child.Learn More
Farmland Math Mat Bundle
Farmland Math is 36 weeks of straightforward problems to build your toddler's skills to think math.Learn More
Building Thinking Skills Beginning
Building Thinking Skills Beginning book is a happy, colorfully illustrated thinking skills book any young child. Teach thinking skills to your preschooler with Building Thinking Skills Beginning book.Learn More
Day and Night
Day and Night Logic Game is a charming game of logic with colors, shapes, and silhouettes. Each challenge is incrementally more difficult than the last and is geared for your child's growing and developing thinking and motor skills.Learn More
Gakken Play Smart Workbooks set of 3
Believing that learning begins at home, Gakken Play Smart Workbooks, through a series of developmentally appropriate steps, steadily improve your tiny child’s ability to reason, make decisions, and concentrate.Learn More
Bunny Peek-A-Boo is a delightful brain game for your two and three-year-olds. As they arrange the large, sturdy wooden blocks and lovable bunny to match the cards, they develop 3-D spatial perception, important for reading and mathematical reasoning.Learn More
Designed for kids as young as two, Djeco's Little Memo is a delightful game that introduces memory skills to toddlers. Little Memo introduces toddlers to game-playing basics such as following rules, taking turns, and how to win and lose with grace. Little Memo also promotes the development of visual observation.Learn More
Richard Scarry's What Do People Do All Day?
Mostly Social Studies with a pinch of history, Richard Scarry's What Do People Do All Day?, the structures in Busytown are exposed to your child's meticulous scrutiny, as are the invisible processes that make our world work.Learn More
Big Book of Things to Spot
While searching the colorful, beautifully illustrated pages, your toddler will learn the names of both animals and objects.Learn More
Primary Science Set by Learning Resources
Primary Science Set by Learning Resources is sized just right for smaller, clumsier hands, this award-winning set is the perfect science kit for preschoolers!Learn More
ThinkPlay Preschool is an international award-winning construction system with outstanding educational uses. Stack them or interlock them on their sides, Thinkplay square bricks are the same size as traditional middle-size bricks.Learn More
GeoSmart Educational Set: Deluxe Set
With GeoSmart's multifaceted Education Exploration kit, creating three-dimensional shapes is quick and effortless. Your child can construct his own amazing creations or duplicate buildings or vehicles he's seen in real life.Learn More
Plus-Plus Big 150 with Cards
Plus-Plus encourages children to think creatively about color, design, and structure and is a painless way to develop fine-motor skills and hand-eye coordination. Plus-Plus' pieces grip without slipping and come apart without effort.Learn More
Studies show that when you cultivate your preschooler’s social-emotional skills, it can result in not only less aggression and anxiety on your child’s part, but your child will become a better social problem solver. The best way to start is by naming feelings. Feelings Flashcards make it easy.Learn More
Little Children's Drawing Book
Introduce preschoolers to drawing with the adorably sweet Little Children’s Drawing Book by Usborne. With the assistance of multiple friendly animal characters, children as young as 2 will have fun drawing lines, circles, spirals, squiggles, and more, all essential skills for developing handwriting proficiencies.Learn More
Your preschooler will experiment with shapes, textures, and colors as he creates sweet pictures of a playful kitty, an ornate hen, or a small school of fish. What a fun way to develop the fine motor skills of preschoolers!Learn More
Crayon Rocks - 32 Pieces
Develop that strong tripod grip, necessary for legible penmanship, as early as possible with Crayon Rocks. Recommended by occupational therapists and teachers, Crayon Rocks are easy to hold, and their special shape allows small fingers to color in large, wide strokes.Learn More
HABA Threading Animals
Brightly-colored, oversized Haba Threading Animals Zoo Friends are not just gorgeous, but also easy to hold and grasp, plug, and thread. Threading Animals Zoo Friends can be delightful, quiet diversions during extended trips or endless meetings.Learn More
Kumon Cutting Skills - 2-Book Set
In Kumon's two-book Let's Cut Paper series your child will learn how to hold and control scissors, and will proceed from the simple one-stroke cuts of a dog's whiskers to the more complicated lines of a king's crown.Learn More
Mad Mattr Builder Pack
Mad Mattr Builder Pack Mad Mattr, an amazingly moldable, stretchable, dough-like compound, can be shaped into countless brilliantly colored creations. Now you can take your Mad Mattr to the next level by creating Lego™-like building blocks that actually lock together.Learn More
Kwik Stix 12 Pack
If you’re a mom who hates any sort of messy art project but looks wistfully at the creative output of your peers’ offspring, then we have good news for you! Kwik Stix allows your children to paint with no nasty clean-up.Learn More
Many science experiments are enhanced by the use of colored water. The Color My Bath H2O Lala 300 Tablets are completely safe, non-staining, and are the easiest way to add striking color to water.Learn More
My son really flourished with this kit! It was also easy to follow for me as it was my first year homeschooling. There was just enough to keep him interested but not so much that it felt like we weren’t still able to focus the majority of our time on learning through play and just being a preschoooler! I also love that so much of the curriculum is just that, learning through play. The games were so fun and really have just made learning ‘click’ in our family! The curriculum was so well suited for the age range and I really can’t recommend it enough. It was such a great introduction for my son to school and for me to teaching. Now that our next preschooler is ready to start school we’ll be buying the second student materials and reusing this great kit!
When we started my son was 2.5 years old and knew his letters and some of the sounds but that's about it. Now he is reading. Read his first sentence actually yesterday. He couldn't hold scissors now he's cutting independently. He can count to 20 and do basic addition and subtraction. I'm happy with his curriculum.
My 3 year old tested between the Preschool and Pre-K Kit. I didn't want her first year to be overwhelming, so I chose the Preschool kit. Next year I plan on customizing a kit between the Pre-K and Kindergarten Kit, because she is doing well in certain subjects and needs to move slower in others. After four months of teaching her, I feel I have a much clearer idea of how to best move her forward.
My 3 year old loves the Foam Alphabet puzzles and the Illustrated Alphabet book is really perfect. She requests to do Mathematical Reasoning (her favorite) and Farmland Math. We also chose to add Singapore Math to her curriculum. The Gakken workbooks are also awesome. We read a "What Do People Do All Day" chapter once a week.
Mad Mattr and Plus Plus blocks are a great investment! Both our three and five year old love them. The thinking games are a lot of fun as well.
The only item we don't use is the tactile maze. The maze itself is a great product, but her current skill set is beyond it and she finds it boring.
We are really enjoying this curriculum kit and are so happy we went with Timberdoodle!
The kit is great. I purchased the complete kit with supplements. I loved the easy-to-follow guide book and activities in it. My son was 4, but because of his birthday (August) it was two years before starting kindergarten, so I purchased this over the Pre-K Kit. So, for him, I think it would have been better to pick and choose, but I was not savvy enough to know that ahead of time. For example, the science activities, cutting guides, and mad matter were just perfect for him. He was not into writing or drawing, so the silly putty letters were just right too. He did not like the drawing faces activities, art activities, or anything to do with coloring (that's just him), so we needed to work on that. I think he was beyond the math, logic, and build picture activities, so he refused to do them or playfully gave incorrect answers and laugh uncontrollably (until I would up the ante in bribery or consequence, when we could get through it in minutes). So, great all around....I think I needed more guidance and patience as a teacher (for example, what to do if your child refuses it or does not find the activities engaging).
I was not planning on buying a preschool curriculum for my 2 year old and I'm so happy I did. I've put away some of the items until she is older. There are some that are age appropriate for her. She loves all the books. It's a great mix of materials for her. We have fun just playing through everything. Once she is closer to 3 we will implement a schedule, just to make sure she does everything. For now we are really enjoying reading and coloring together.