Because I desire to make this curriculum easy to use, I have strived to remove as much of the prep work as possible. Also, I have tried to minimize the materials needed as much as possible. Although no items are required for learning to occur and any suggestion can be substituted, an *asterisk is placed by items that I reference frequently throughout the curriculum.
I have also included items that I have found very beneficial to our family. To make it easy to find out more details, all items underlined are linked to Amazon.com and the pictures of religious items are linked to Christianbook.com. You can also visit Our Favorites to view these and other items.
Below are the items that I believe can enhance the learning process and are used throughout the curriculum.
*Sandpaper Letters & Numbers - Used weekly in the 3 Year Curriculum. Directions to make
*Dry Erase Board and markers
*Play Doh - Playdoh is excellent for fine motor skills and imagination. Directions to make
*Children's Safety Scissors - Child should have safety scissor that fit their little hands. Teaching How to Use Scissors
*Flashcards - Make or purchase sets
LeapFrog Fridge Phonics® Magnetic Set - Comes with Uppercase letters. Lowercase Letters Expansion Pack available as well
Blocks - Parquetry Block Super Set, Pattern Blocks and Boards, or Pattern Blocks - These blocks are used in the Visual Perception Activities
Wooden Magnetic Number and Letter Set
Bath Letter & Numbers - Bath time is a wonderful time to extend learning.
Duplo Legos - The larger legos are better for toddler and early preschool age children
Legos - The smaller legos provide a lot more versatility and are better for ages 4 and up.
A-B-C and 1-2-3 Cutter Set - These are fun to make cookies, play with playdough, or trace.
Lacing Beads & ABC Lacing Beads - combine the alphabet with lacing
Fingerpaint- a wonderful sensory and fine motor activity
Aquadoodle or Magna Doodle - Another wonderful way to give your child opportunity to write and draw
Lacing Books and Cards - Lace & Learn Get Dressed & ABC Lacing Cards - Wonderful fine motor activity
Beginning Sorting Set - Use for the sorting activities in both curriculum