It blows my mind that I have an almost three year old. Seriously. Blows. My. Mind. Just tonight as I was tucking him into bed, he started singing the VeggieTales theme song. He picked up a book and started “reading” to Bella earlier tonight too. I love that!
I ordered the Before Five in a Row curriculum recently. I’m not sure if “curriculum” is the right word, because it’s very flexible and is more about learning through literature and every day life. We are going to start working with it after Labor Day.
I’m excited about introducing new books to Bryson. Usually, we only read at bedtime, so I hope he’ll enjoy reading during the day too. My only ‘worry’ (for lack of better word) is that he probably will not sit still. I plan to include activities each day, but I hope we can read through each book a couple times too.
I’ve spent hours browsing BFIAR (Before Five in a Row) resources. I want to be as prepared as possible when we begin. I don’t want this to be stressful- just fun. I like that it includes ideas for early learning, activities, and children games.
We are starting out with Jesse Bear, What Will You Wear? I’ve written down several ideas, printed off some fun activities, and I have the book on hand. I’m excited and ready for our new learning adventure!
I’ll be posting updates on my blog, of course, and you can also follow my Before Five in a Row Pinterest board too, if you’d like. I’m pinning lots of ideas and inspiration over there. Another tool I’m using is online printables and downloads. I’ve found several blogs that share files pertaining to homeschooling and early learning. I love that they can be downloaded from one place, so there isn’t a need to send big files to everyone that wants to use them.
Have you ever used Before Five in a Row? I’d love to hear your experiences and any tips or ideas you want to share!