Wisdom Wonder Project: Little Wonders Preschool Review
Disclaimer: I received a FREE copy of this product through the HOMESCHOOL REVIEW CREW in exchange for my honest review. I was not required to write a positive review nor was I compensated in any other way.
If you've read some of my prior posts you'll recall that I've been
complaining commenting on my total lack of homeschool activities for my youngest, Ruby. In the month (month and a half?) that we've been homeschooling, Ruby has colored all the pictures, done all of the puzzles, and grown completely sick and tired of all of her toys. She's almost four-years-old and she needed more stimulation than I was giving her.
Enter Wisdom Wonder Project. Wisdom Wonder Project is an awesome homeschool curriculum program that veers towards a more classical education method and provides instruction and activities for the younger kiddos starting at preschool all the way through 2nd grade. It offers science, history, math, and literature (my favorite) curriculum options as well as bundles to make life even easier. Everything is digital so you can save it on your computer and print it out (or not, if you prefer to save paper and keep it all digital) at your convenience. It's a subscription-based program, which is great because you can pick and choose what programs will work for you, your kids, your family, and your lifestyle.
I am lucky enough to be on the Homeschool Review Crew and I was extra, extra lucky enough to have the opportunity to try out and review Wisdom Wonder Project's Little Wonders Preschool curriculum. This program entered our lives at exactly the right time and was exactly what I needed to provide my little Ruby with some stimulation and excitement.
What I really love about Little Wonders Preschool is that it doesn't require a lot of exhaustive prep work or even a ton of time. My time is limited as I'm homeschooling my first grader and third grader and trying to work almost full-time from home. This means that when it comes to homeschooling Ruby, I really need a program that's grab and go. Little Wonders Preschool is just that.
Here's how it works - each week you'll read a different picture book to your preschooler and then do various activities relating to the book. They have three basic collections for the preschool set, the Literature Collection, the Little Masters Collection, and the Block Play Collection, all of which feature different books and different activities.
For our first experience with Little Wonders Preschool, I decided to just try the October Literature Collection. Ruby loves to listen to stories and I love to read stories so I was excited to find curriculum for her that's completely literature-based. Also, if you've read prior posts you'll recall that I've admitted to not being the crafty mom. What's super awesome about Little Wonders Preschool is that all of the crafts are pre-planned for you and they coordinate with the book of the week (which also happens to coordinate with the time of year/season). Like I said, during the month of September I did the October Literature Collection with Ruby in part to give you all a little sneak peak of the fun you could be having with your little ones all October long.
My favorite week (maybe our favorite week and definitely Ruby's favorite art activity) was the week we read Apples and Pumpkins by Anne Rockwell. We ended up reading Apples and Pumpkins a lot because that's what four-year-olds like to do (and by a lot I mean, a lot...probably a couple of times a day... thankfully it's a super cute book). We also did the different suggested activities on different days to stretch the book out through the week, as suggested by the program. I'll admit though that I did not do the activities on the days suggested by the curriculum; however, I actually found this to be another positive of the program - you can do the activities whenever, wherever, and however works best for you.
Ruby's two favorite activities of the week were apple sampling (i.e., tasting different kinds of apples...she's an apple lover like her mother and Honeycrisp was her favorite) and creating apple art. Full disclosure, we actually ran out of apples (because of the apple tasting) and didn't have any left on the day I had planned to have us paint with apples. So instead of painting with apples, we painted with jujubes, which have a similar look and feel, but are much smaller.
Ruby had so much fun painting that her siblings also tried to get in on the action.
If you're looking for an easy and fun preschool curriculum, I can't recommend Wisdom Wonder Project's Little Wonders Preschool enough. Whether you're looking for a complete curriculum or just a unit to get you through a busy month or season, Wisdom Wonder Project has so many options I'm certain that just about anyone with a preschooler could find something to fit their needs.
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