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Kindergarten in our family is more about participating in what is already happening, learning a few basics, and having fun than following a rigid formatted curriculum. Our kindergarten homeschool curriculum consists of easy books, apps, printables, workbooks, and educational toys.
Our kindergarten studies tend to be thematic, either built around a holiday, letter, number, or shape. I organize the lessons for an entire year using file folders with one folder for each school day.
Easy Books for Kindergarten
- My First BOB Books: Pre-Reading Skills
- The Very Hungry Caterpillar
- Chicka Chicka Boom Boom
- Green Eggs and Ham (I Can Read It All by Myself)
- One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish
- Little Blue Truck
- GOOD NIGHT, GORILLA (Picture Puffins)
- Eating the Alphabet: Fruits & Vegetables from A to Z
- Caps for Sale: A Tale of a Peddler, Some Monkeys and Their Monkey Business
- Where the Wild Things Are
- We’re Going on a Bear Hunt
Apps for Kindergarten
My children love having school time on the iPad, and honestly… it gives me time to focus on the older kids. So, I try to stock my iPad with fun and educational games.
- Motion Math: Hungry Guppy – Motion Math
- ABC Letter Toy – Letters & Numbers Handwriting Game for Kids – song zengqi
- Hooked on Phonics Learn to Read Classroom Edition – Hooked on Phonics
- MiniSchool – Divine ApS
Printables for Kindergarten
When the older children are working through a book or unit study and I can incorporate a similar theme for my younger children, I will create a Prek-K printable pack. All of these packs are available for free inside the Premium Member’s Library. You can get the membership for $25.
Workbooks for Kindergarten
You could spend a ton of money on workbooks for your kindergartener, but I tend to stick to those we find at the Dollar Tree. I take the books apart and stick the pages into the lesson file folders, following whatever letter or theme I have already placed together.
In addition to those workbooks I pick up from a dollar store, I create workbooks from the printable pages at Education.com. I also purchase Brain Quest Workbook: Kindergarten and Brain Quest Kindergarten: 300 Questions and Answers to Get a Smart Start to use as an assessment to see how much knowledge is being retained.
Educational Toys for Kindergarten
We have tons of educational toys… and I do mean tons. I think I am more addicted to buying learning toys than I am curriculum. These are just a few of our favorites.
Lauri Tall-Stacker Pegs Building Set
Educational Insights Design & Drill Activity Center
Learning Resources Gears! Gears! Gears!
Let’s Go Fishin’
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