I'm so glad you found this page! If you are looking for a free preschool curriculum for your child, here it is.
What is Read to Me & ABC?
This is a literature-based letter of the week curriculum for preschoolers. Well, it's not really a curriculum (such stuffy words for such little people don't really work for me). It's more of a collection and organization of ideas.
While I was writing Read to Me & ABC, my goals were simple. I wanted to expose my preschooler to great books and introduce him to alphabet sounds while making fun memories together. I also wanted him to know that he would receive special time with mom each day–school time wasn't just for big brother.
How Does This Preschool Curriculum Work?
Each week there is a book to go with a letter of the alphabet. We read the book each day (yes, five times!), and worked on an alphabet notebook. We also read a few go-along books and did a hands-on project or activity for each letter of the alphabet.
Simon created one piece of letter art for each letter. We then pasted it to the front of a file folder and filled the inside of the file folder with the other learning activities he does that relate to the book we are reading as well as the letter of the week. All the folders were stored in a 3-ring binder for the student to showcase and review.
You will need 26 regular sized file folders, a three hole punch, and scissors to get started on your alphabet notebook.
Three hole punch each file folder.
Cut the "extra" part off.
Your folder will be ready to add your alphabet art to the outside and your learning activities on the inside. (pictured below: bubbly blue B)
Book Basket for Read to Me & ABC Preschool Curriculum
Each letter of the alphabet has "book basket" suggestions. These are not necessary but will enhance your time together. Don't stress about getting all the books on the list and feel free to substitute with other books you have available to you. Some of the books were selected because they relate to the main literature selection; other books are on the list because they emphasize the week's letter. Ask your student to find the letter in the titles of the books before you read them. Say the sounds together, too!
Let's Make a Memory
This was my favorite part of this preschool curriculum! I included at least one fun activity for each week. Some of the literature units include activities, too; please don't try to do it all. Simply choose one memory making activity to do with your student each week. You will be blessed with these memories for many, many years!
Simon jumping on the J's during our J week.
Read to Me & ABC Preschool Curriculum
I have blogged about all 26 weeks below. Simply click on a letter to read the plans.
A is for apple (The Apple Pie Tree by Zoe Hall)
B is for boat (My Blue Boat by Chris Demarest)
C is for carrot (The Carrot Seed by Ruth Krauss)
D is for dog (Angus Lost by Marjorie Flack)
E is for egg (Humpty Dumpty)
F is for feathers (Feathers for Lunch by Lois Ehlert)
G is for gift (Ask Mr. Bear by Marjorie Flack)
H is for hand (Hand, Hand, Fingers, Thumb by Al Perkins)
I is for instruments (Zin! Zin! Zin! A Violin by Lloyd Moss)
J is for jump (Five Little Monkeys by Eileen Christelow)
K is for kitten (Three Little Kittens by Paul Galdone)
L is for Ladybug (The Grouchy Ladybug by Eric Carle)
M is for moon (Goodnight Moon by Margaret Wise Brown)
N is for nap (The Napping House by Don and Audrey Wood)
O is for ocean and octopus (various books)
P is for pig (If You Give a Pig a Pancake by Laura Numeroff)
Q is for quick (I'm as Quick as a Cricket by Don and Audrey Wood)
R is for rainbow (A Rainbow of My Own by Don Freeman)
S is for snow (The Snowy Day by Ezra Jack Keats)
T is for teddy bear (Jesse Bear, What Will You Wear? by Nancy Carlstrom)
U is for Up! (Great Day for Up! by Dr. Seuss)
V is for vegetables (Growing Vegetable Soup by Lois Ehlert)
W is for water (Mrs. Wishy Washy by Joy Cowley)
Y is for yellow (The Yellow Ball by Molly Bang)
Z is for zoo (Goodnight Gorilla by Peggy Ratham)