I’ll be honest. I think there is way too much emphasis on academics at a young age. In my opinion, young children should be allowed to play and explore. Read to them, of course…lots of great, quality picture books. Go places. Have new experiences. But beyond that? No. I do not have a desire to sit my 4-year-old down at a table, put a pencil in her hand, and beginning formal learning.
Of course, just when you have a solid theory on something, circumstances change. Right now, my circumstance is a fiery little girl that is adamant about “doing school” just like her older siblings. Oy.
I have been a little slow to get on board. Then, I had an idea! I just love it when that happens. I decided that we needed to do the Jr. Kindergarten that Memoria Press puts out. Have you ever seen the inside of a Memoria Press catalog? I’m telling you, it is drool-worthy! Take a peek.
See? Now, I may be kind of an odd duck in that I LOVE to pour over homeschool materials. I delight in researching my little heart out until I find the perfect thing. But seriously, aren’t their materials just gorgeous. That makes them even more fun to use!
So, guess what? I contacted Memoria Press and asked them if I could review the Jr. K program, for you, my dear readers. They sweetly agreed, and I am excited to share all about it in the coming months. If you have up-and-coming preschoolers, consider subscribing to Milo & Oats. I will be sharing more about our adventures and I wouldn’t want you to miss it 🙂
Want to take a closer peek at the Jr. K program? Me too!
Here is what Memoria Press has to say about the program.
Based on years of research, Memoria Press is pleased to offer the first year of our planned Junior K-12 classical curriculum. By following the 2 day a week lesson plans in our full year Curriculum Guide, you will have every tool you need to give your child the very best education possible.
How great is that? A gentle 2-days a week! I’m also excited about all of the book selections, and I have been drooling over their alphabet and number books for awhile. My first grader loves any sort of art project as well so I’m sure he’ll be joining in the craft fun!
I can’t wait to get started! If you want to learn more, head on over to Memoria Press. They have great samples. You can also look are their delicious catalog right there on their website.
What else will we be doing for preschool? I love reading through The Jesus Storybook Bible with my young ones, so we will continue that. They always beg for more because it is so engaging. I am completely smitten with it.
Other than that, lots and lots of play. And character training. This child, she keeps me on my toes.
Do you have a preschooler? I would love to hear about your plans…or lack thereof. Shout it out in the comments.
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