At such a tender age, it seems almost impossible to believe this is the most important time in your child's education.
But it is.
This is when your child forms the foundation, the most basic of building blocks, for their educational endeavor. As it turns out, reading is essential to your child's development. According to the non-profit organization "Reach Out and Read," reading aloud is widely recognized as the SINGLE MOST important activity leading to language development. Among other things, reading aloud builds word-sound awareness in children, a potent predictor of reading success. And when a loving parent is the one reading aloud to their children, these effects are amplified because the child associates that closeness and bonding with their reading activity.
Stories are also a great way to pass along fascinating tales of adventure or to teach life lessons. Jesus often used stories as a way to convey his message. Indeed, the parables of Jesus remain some of the best known stories in the world.
Sonlight's literature-rich curriculum is there for you -- at this stage and every additional step along the way to high school and beyond.
"Sonlight gives my children a love for learning," said Mom Kathleen D. from Rocky Mount, VA. "And if they love learning, they can succeed in whatever they decide to do in life."
Just think, while you are cuddling on the couch reading aloud with your kids you are actually laying the foundation for the rest of their lives.
With Sonlight's Pre-Kindergarten Homeschool Curriculum you'll laugh while doing skill-building hands-on activities together. At this stage, a young child's mind is like a sponge, soaking up every tidbit of information it can find. With Sonlight's help, you'll open up the world to your young explorers.
You'll also see learning spill over into playtime. The lively characters you meet in your storybooks show up in spontaneous play. The books and activities lead to all sorts of child-initiated, brain-building creativity.
Complete Pre-K Homeschool Programs
Don't sweat being able to teach your child. Sonlight's Pre-Kindergarten Home School Curriculum takes the fear out of teaching and gives you the tools you need to succeed. You'll get just one homeschool package and inside will be everything you need for your Pre-K student succeed in developing motor skills, visual acuity, exceptional auditory skills and comprehension. Our informal preschool program for 3- and 4-year-olds provides the best-ever children's classics, plus engaging games and activities.
Give your pre-K student a wonderful introduction to the Bible with this Bible story book. Your children will be amazed as they learn about how God is working around the world. Starting now and continuing throughout their Sonlight years, your kids will meet worthy Christian heroes they can admire and emulate. On this journey they'll read exciting biographies of missionaries and courageous Christians worldwide.
Pre-K Lesson Plans
Your Pre-K Sonlight Instructor's Guide takes a more active role in helping you teach. This year, you'll find a daily homeschool schedule as well as helpful notes and teaching tips. Your Pre-K program still provides a gentle introduction to formal learning, giving you plenty of time to enjoy being with your children. With everything planned out for you in a flexible layout, you can focus on your children and skip the time-consuming planning part.
Pre-K Reading & Language Arts
Studies show attitudes, fears, hopes and values are strongly influenced by story. Whether they are the stories you tell, or stories in books, stories are one of the ways that children learn to enjoy reading. In fact, the single greatest predictor of children's future success is how much they are read to as children. Reading aloud to your children greatly increases their vocabulary and attention span. Basic children's books contain a much wider vocabulary than most college-educated adults use in normal speech. Watch your children effortlessly learn the words they need to know through your reading.
Reading and telling stories to your child can become a very special sharing time. It helps your children to learn to love books and to develop a sense of being a lovable person. Many children remember their story times for the rest of their lives.
Science, in its most basic definition, means "pursuing knowledge." With Sonlight's Pre-K Science module your children will learn about life on a farm, seasons, weather, the ocean, simple machines, plants, animals and more. Perfectly targeted to this age group, your children learn science principles through vivid illustrations - from how a lever lifts ... to how camouflage helps animals ... to how scuba divers explore the depths of the ocean.
These components add up to a wonderfully delightful pre-kindergarten program that helps you give your children what they need to grow. Finish your curriculum with great memories, a closer relationship with your children, significant improvements in fundamental skills and the spark for a lifelong love for learning that will continue to grow in the Sonlight years ahead.