This is the curriculum we use for our daughter for 2-3 year old preschool. I have put this together for my daughter and I hope this helps give you some ideas on fun activities you could incorporate into your preschool. I also hope these ideas I share can help many children gain skills for lifelong reading & learning.
The book of the week curriculum is not my original idea but I have put together the activities you see here, that we use that best fits our needs. In doing so I have come up with my own variation and method of doing so and these are my own ideas. These ideas work best for 2-3 year old preschoolers being taught one on one in the home, these are not ideas meant for a classroom setting. As with any curriculum, you should make it fit your own child and their needs.
I have found when working with 2-3 year old children its best to focus on one letter and letter sound at a time. Keep this in mind with your vowels, that it might be best to cover these over two weeks. So you can spend one week on the short vowel and one week on the long vowel.
Also keep in mind all children learn at their own pace. If you children needs more time on a letter or letter sound then give them to time to learn it. Some children may even begin to read on their own before finishing all the letters, where others may not. It doesn’t matter how much time you need to spend on each letter and letter sound. Just enjoy the time and you will create happy memories along the way.
I read the book to Strawberry at least once a day and try to coordinate a few activities throughout the week that relate to the book. I also pick a letter that coordinates with the book and that’s the letter we focus on the week.
We also make a letter craft each week based around the book we read.
Here are the books that we have used: (I will add to this as we finish a week)