I didn’t purchase any curriculum for Ridley’s first year of homeschooling. He is somewhere between preschool and kindergarten so it was a little hard to nail down a specific curriculum that I thought would really be beneficial to his learning. There are so many free resources online and at the library that I didn’t think it was necessary to buy a boxed set. YouTube is one of the many excellent resources for educational videos.
Last year in 4-year old preschool Ridley worked his way through the alphabet. He had excellent teachers that really worked with him. I’ll have to be honest though, I didn’t do a good job of reinforcing and working with him away from school. It was our first year homeschooling our older two children and I was struggling to keep my head above water learning how to teach and still manage the rest of our life too. So, we’ve been working through the alphabet again (at a more rapid pace) to make sure he really gets the letters and coordinating sounds. During the day when I am helping the older kids, I let him watch these little video playlist to reinforce the letters we are learning that week.
This first playlist includes a collection of ABC songs. These aren’t the typical little ABC song that you learned in school. Ridley’s favorites are the surprise egg videos. Then there is a playlist for each letter of the alphabet.
I just discovered that I could have YouTube on my television through our Roku which is so helpful. Yes, I know, I am now old and behind the times on technology. Bless it, I’ll get there eventually.
The Letter A
The Letter B
The Letter C
The Letter D
The Letter E
The Letter F
The Letter G
I hope these videos are as helpful to you as they have been to our family.
** Note: These videos are not mine. They are videos that I found on YouTube and put into play list for our personal preschool learning experience. If you have problems with the videos please contact the provider on Youtube directly.