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Old 12-23-2012, 09:47 PM   #1
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Secular Curriculum?

Hi, mamas and dads! DD is almost 3, and I want to get started on preschool with her, as she is very advanced. What is a good, secular, non-religious curriculum that I could use? I don't even know where to start! Thanks so much!

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Have you looked at SecularHomeschoolers.com's forums?
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Have you looked at SecularHomeschoolers.com's forums?
Thank you! I'll check that out!
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I like the stuff I've seen at Timbedoodle. Although, I often just use their boxed set as a guide then pick and choose things we want. Also, I just found a book called What Your Preschooler Needs to Know that might be useful.
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My DD just turned 3 too and is pretty advanced also We haven't started with any "real" curriculum yet, but just wanted to mention that I picked up the Brain Quest Pre-K workbook at Costco a couple months ago and she LOVES it! We have been doing a page or two a day and it's her new favorite thing to do with mama. She will even bring it to me and say "time to do letters!" Maybe start small with something like this and work your way up I also went to a teaching supply store and got her a couple alphabet and number posters for her room, she likes those as well.

Here is the workbook if you're interested: http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0761149619/ref=nosim/chrisficti-20
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Here's a preschool curriculum round-up post I wrote up. It's mostly a secular list but there are a few faith-based curriculums in there. If you have any questions, just ask b/c I'm really familiar with the majority of them.
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Also, I just found a book called What Your Preschooler Needs to Know that might be useful.
We got Hirsch's 2nd preschooler activity book that goes with the above for $2 new at a yard sale, then borrowed the above from ILL. Together, we really like them. My daughter found all of it interesting (even though she's heard most of the nursery rhymes and songs before) and she loves working on the activity book with me. We are skipping the history section as I think it's a bit too much for us right now. The text and activity book both have questions to ask and things to point out to the kids which I think is cool since I'm not a teacher by trade. We won't use it for a whole year, but it's nice to feel like we're doing something a little structured yet gentle. I've also gotten Flowering Baby year 3, but it's a little too basic for us.
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moving beyond the page has a pre-k that looks really fun. We're doing their 5-7 level right now with DD1. Considering buying the pre-k next year for DD2 (she'll be 3 this november)
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