As I’ve mentioned before my favorite kind of preschool activity books are the write-on, wipe-off kind! Not only is it much easier for kids to be able to master things when they’re able to repeat them, these books, when made well, are perfect for passing along to siblings!
It is so hard for me to believe that Amber is actually a preschooler now. Although her age group has been referred to as that since she turned 3, its still hard for me to believe she’s not still just my rolly polly little baby! As a family we have decided that we are going to home school our children, and because of that I’ve been looking around and gathering ciriculum so we can start doing preschool 2 days a week once we return to Boston (modeling it off of many of the 3 year old classes schedules in the area)
I’m the kind of person who wants a good combination of Montessori sensory learning activities along with good, old fashioned, sit down and do it out of a book lessons. The Carlito C. Caterpillar Math House Games is a perfect thing for me and my teaching style! Each card contains the “game” and instructions on how to do it, and also clearly spells out for you as the teacher what this is teaching and why it is important. I absolutely love it and will be using it as Amber math curriculum this semester. I love that it starts out with the simplest of ideas–sorting objects, etc. and builds all the way up to grasping division and multiplication principles in a way a preschooler/prek student could understand.
The most important thing of all is that Amber loves it! Above we’re playing the very first game “Which object doesn’t belong” She had a blast and kept wanting to do it over and over and over. She asks every day if we can play the caterpillar game again 🙂 So this product is most certainly “kid tested and parent approved!”