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preschool: jul 2013 - jun 2015

Liana 3-5 Years old / coen 2-4 years old

In September 2013, we moved from California to Colorado. Most of our time after school was filled with discovering Denver and establishing our roots here in Colorado. After spending six months in an apartment with all of our belongings in storage, we moved into our home in March 2014. Most of 2014 was spent getting settled into our new home and preparing for kindergarten. Unfortunately, due to our move, job change, and other family needs, we were unable to travel as much as we would have liked. Thankfully, we were able to take some awesome short camping trips within Colorado during the summer of 2014. During our camping trip to Ridgway, CO in 2014, the kiddos completed their first long hike of almost six miles on the Blue Lakes Trail!

Language Arts

  • Read aloud
  • Play audiobooks
  • LeapFrog: Letter Factory DVD
  • Explode The Code Get Ready for The Code A by EPS
  • Explode The Code Get Set for The Code B by EPS
  • Explode The Code Go for The Code C by EPS
  • Get Set For School My First School Book by Handwriting Without Tears
  • Start The Ordinary Parent's Guide to Teaching Reading at age 4
  • My Frist Book of Uppercase Letters (Ages 3-4-5) by Kumon Publishing

Math

  • Play games that use numbers
  • Practice counting to 100
  • Learn the names of geometric figures
  • Introduce money and time
  • Dot-to-dot worksheets
  • Mathematical Reasoning Beginning 1 (Age 3) by The Critical Thinking Co.
  • Mathematical Reasoning Beginning 2 (Age 4) by The Critical Thinking Co.
  • My First Book of Numbers 1-30 (Ages 3-4-5) by Kumon Publishing
  • My Book of Number Games 1-70 (Ages 3-4-5) by Kumon Publishing

Critical Thinking

  • Building Thinking Skills Beginning (Ages 3-4) by The Critical Thinking Co.
  • Can You Find Me? (PreK) by The Critical Thinking Co.
  • Dr. Doo Riddles (PreK-2) by The Critical Thinking Co.
  • For Threes Questions (Ages 3-4) by Brain Quest
  • Make a Match Level 1 (Ages 4+) by Kumon Publishing
  • Make a Match Level 2 (Ages 4+) by Kumon Publishing
  • My First Book of Mazes (Ages 3-4-5) by Kumon Publishing

Science

  • Science Play! by Jill Frankel Hauser

visual & performing arts

  • The Little Hands Art Book by Judy Press
  • My Book of Coloring At The Zoo (Ages 3-4-5) by Kumon Publishing
  • My First Book of Drawing (Ages 3-4-5) by Kumon Publishing
  • My First Book of Cutting (Ages 3-4-5) by Kumon Publishing

Kindergarten Prep

  • Are You Ready for Kindergarten? Verbal Skills (Ages 4-5) by Kumon Publishing
  • Are You Ready for Kindergarten? Math Skills (Ages 4-5) by Kumon Publishing
  • Are You Ready for Kindergarten? Pasting Skills (Ages 4-5) by Kumon Publishing
  • Are You Ready for Kindergarten? Scissor Skills (Ages 4-5) by Kumon Publishing
  • Are You Ready for Kindergarten? Pencil Skills (Ages 4-5) by Kumon Publishing
  • Are You Ready for Kindergarten? Coloring Skills (Ages 4-5) by Kumon Publishing

life skills

  • Everything I Need to Know Before I'm Five by Valorie Fisher
  • Slow and Steady, Get Me Ready by June Oberlander

Extracurricular Activities

  • Swimming (Liana & Coen)
  • Taekwondo (Liana & Coen)
  • Kinder Dance Ballet & Tap (Liana)
  • Hiking (Liana & Coen)

travel

  • 7/2013 (4 days) Road trip to Las Vegas, NV
  • 7/2013 (4 days) Road trip to Los Angeles, CA
  • 8/2013 (3 days) Road trip to Paso Robles, CA
  • 8/2013 (5 days) Camping at Ghost Mountain Ranch - Pollock Pines, CA
  • 9/2013 (6 days) Move to Colorado: Tracy, CA - Sparks, NV - Elko, NV - Salt Lake City, UT - Grand Junction, CO - Breckenridge, CO - Golden, CO
  • 7/2014 (3 days) Camping at Bighorn RV Park - Coaldale, CO
  • 7/2014 (2 days) Camping at Monarch Park - Monarch, CO
  • 8/2014 (10 days) Camping at Ridgway State Park - Ridgway, CO
  • 6/2015 (4 days) Camping at Rock Creek Hills - Jefferson, CO
  • 6/2015 (3 days) Camping at Burning Bear Campground - Grant, CO