looking for a program/books
I am looking for a curriculum to use with my 3 1/2 year old daughter Beth at home. I know not everyone believes in doing any kind of "formal" schooling at this age, but she really responds well to have some structure and a schedule for her day. Academically I think she is doing well for three...she knows her colors, shapes, letters, and can count to ten. So that's not really my concern...she loves to "read" and I'm sure will learn all those things in her own time. I just want to keep her excited and involved in learning - maybe teach her about the seasons, how to tell time, and things like that.
I stay pretty busy with the younger two as well so I thought buying something with lessons already planned out would be a big help for me. Two programs I am looking at our "Bright Beginnings" and "Horizons Preschool." Both have a Christian focus which would be nice, but isn't a must for me.
Can anyone provide a review of either of those programs? Or suggest a different one? Do you think she is old enough for them? She has a great attention span, but I don't want to overwhelm her with something that isn't age appropriate. Something that I could adjust to meet her level in different areas will be great. I'm also going to have to try to incorporate my two year old into some of this (he's 14 months younger than her and they're joined at the hip!) so that should be interesting. He can sit still for all of about 30 seconds so I'm sure he'll be floating in and out of whatever activity we are doing.
Thanks I can't wait to hear back from all you experienced moms and dads!