My son is three and a half and here are the photos of his artwork. We do this once a week as a part of our homeschool curriculum. He waits for art and craft the entire week. Continue reading Kabir’s Artwork – 2010
My son is being home schooled right now. He is three and a half years old and his curriculum includes the following.
Reading Books: I love Sonlight P3/P4 curriculum as we are reading quality books and also, we do some of the suggested optional activities for each book in the reading list. We read Nursery Rhymes once a week. We participate in a book club once a week.
Activity Books: I have him working on 5-6 types of activity books at a time. I let my son do a page from each in a day. I like Kumon and BrainQuest Activity books. I have following types of activity books that he has been working on: dot-to-dot, mazes, tracing, cutting, folding, coloring, thinking skills, sticker books, and so on. We do these 3 days a week.
Reading Lesson: We are working with “Teach Your Child to Read in 100 Easy Lessons“. Teaching my son to read has been a cake-walk because of this book so far. The best part is that he is enjoying it thoroughly. Continue reading 3 Year old Preschool Curriculum for my son
My elder son is three and a half years old. Recently, he took Infant Swimming Resource classes. They teach how to swim-float-swim to the nearest ladder, steps or the edge of the pool. This is the first time that my son has taken swimming survival classes. Also, we didn’t use any floaters and stuff like that when we used to play in the pool for the last three years. Hence, the instructor didn’t have to undo the wrong tactics learnt.
After five weeks of classes, my son is able to swim-float-swim without any hiccup. He opens his eyes under water. This is a big deal for me because I have a hard time opening my eyes under water. Above all, it has given me peace of mind so that I can relax and enjoy the pool with him. The other day, my son missed the step of the pool but he saved himself by swim-float-swim. I highly recommend it. In fact, I think this is the first step until the kids are old enough to learn proper swimming. I’ll definitely make my younger son take these classes when I feel he is ready for them.
Here are few activities that are favorites of my 3 year old. Here’s the list of children activities he did when he was younger. I hope this is helpful. Please feel free to recommend more types of activities that I can do with my son.
- Reading Books
This is one of the favorite activities. There is a glitter in my son’s eyes as soon as I suggest that I will read to him. We still get lot of books from the library.
- Household Chores
I let my son help me with following household chores:
putting clothes in washing machine,
taking out clothes from dryer,
transferring cutlery from dishwasher to the cutlery drawer,
arranging table mats and cutlery for everyone on the table before meals,
cooking where fire is not involved such as salads, cake batter and so on,
raking leaves in the fall and helping his father in yard work.
- Activity Books
I have him working on 5-6 types of activity books at a time. I let my son do a page from each in a day. I like Kumon and BrainQuest Activity books. I have following types of activity books that he has been working on: dot-to-dot, mazes, tracing, cutting, coloring, tracing uppercase, thinking skills, sticker books, big fat comprehensive activity books and so on.
My son is 3 year old and his favorite books are:
- Berenstain Bears Series
- Beware of the Frog by William Bee
- Blueberries for Sal by Robert McCloskey
- Bob The Builder books
- Burger Boy by Alan Durant
- Children Books by Idries Shah such as The Silly Chicken, The Lion Who Saw Himself in the Water, The Boy Without a Name and so on …
- Clarence the Copy Cat by Patricia Lakin
- Clifford Books
- Dr. Seuss’ Books
- Eric Carle’s Books