curriculum for 1 year old Toddlers

MY FIRST SCHOOL - LEVEL 1

PLAYFUL LEARNING LESSON PLANS TO GET A HEAD-START WHEN ENTERING PRESCHOOL

MY FIRST SCHOOL is an at-home preschool lesson plan curriculum – year 1 (12-24 months), designed to foster early development and a love for learning in your child. 

This curriculum combines structured and flexible approaches to teaching essential skills through engaging, hands-on activities.

Have more structure to our day and also teach core concepts through play.

Each week, you will find a variety of activities covering literacy, numeracy, science, arts, and physical development, all tailored to your child’s unique pace and interests.

Your toddler will be hitting milestones right in front of your eyes! and feel so proud because you helped them get there!

Let’s embark on this educational journey together, ensuring that learning is both effective and enjoyable.

With checklists, assessment trackers, weekly activities,  this is your guide to helping your child reach those early milestones!

Includes sensory activities, gross motor, fine motor skills, and art activities to learn through play!

WHO IS THIS CURRICULUM FOR

This curriculum is designed for parents and caregivers of preschool-aged children, typically between the ages of 12-24 months, who are seeking a structured yet flexible educational plan to use at home.

It is for those that want to be part of their learning milestones and feel confidence while developing their child’s  brain.

It is ideal for those who want to actively participate in their child’s early education, providing a foundation for lifelong learning through a variety of engaging and developmentally appropriate activities.

Whether you are homeschooling or supplementing traditional preschool, this curriculum will help you create a nurturing and stimulating learning environment for your child.

WHAT'S INSIDE

Our comprehensive at-home preschool curriculum offers a rich and varied collection of educational resources designed to support your child’s early development. Here’s what you can expect:

  •  12-month unit studies
  •  30+ weekly lesson plans

 

12 Months of Unit Studies

Each unit study delves into a specific theme, providing an in-depth exploration that keeps your child engaged and curious. These units are crafted to enhance knowledge and understanding in a focused area while integrating multiple developmental skills.

30+ Weekly Lesson Plans

With over 30 weekly lesson plans, this curriculum offers a full year’s worth of structured learning. Each week is thoughtfully organized with daily activities that cover a range of key developmental areas, ensuring a balanced and comprehensive educational experience.

Bonus Sensory Sibling Activities

To include younger siblings in the learning process, we’ve added fun color, counting, and holiday activities specifically tailored for one-year-olds. These activities are simple, engaging, and developmentally appropriate for the youngest learners in your home.

Easy-to-Follow Instructions

Each activity comes with clear, step-by-step instructions, making it easy for parents and caregivers to implement and guide the learning process. Whether you are a seasoned educator or new to teaching, you will find these instructions straightforward and helpful.

Monthly Themes

12 months of themed-centric activities

Weekly Schedule

Five activities to do each week to work on all areas of development using a no-mess approach

But on Friday, you get art/sensory play!

Printable Games

Printable games to enhance learning through nursery rhymes and vocabulary games.

ALL THE ACTIVITIES HAVE BEEN TESTED AND APPROVED!

FINE MOTOR DEVELOPMENT

This is everything that is eye-hand coordination, pre-writing skills, and small hand and finger movements

Getting your little one ready to write is an important task at this age. Hand movement, grasping, eye-hand coordination, and hand muscle strength will be worked on using the activities on this curriculum.

LANGUAGE DEVELOPMENT

This is everything to gain vocabulary, learn to talk, and everything related to speech development.

As a parent, you play a vital role in your one-year-old’s speech development. By the end of their first birthday, they should be saying about 20 words. But before they can speak, they need to learn and master sounds. We will be working together, using songs, rhymes, and animal sounds to achieve this.

A lot of vocabulary needs to be learned, and we will use fun games to learn body parts, common item names, fruits, and more…

COGNITIVE DEVELOPMENT

This area works on everything that has to do with critical thinking, cause, and effect such as sorting, counting, and problem-solving. 

The workbook has matching activities, memory skills, counting, and matching to work on these skills in a fun way. 

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BONUS VIDEO MASTERCLASS

WHAT TO TEACH AT EACH AGE

Things can seem overwhelming now if you want to start teaching your toddler at home. This masterclass will give you the step-by-step path from here until your child reaches preschool.

Learn how to keep your child interested in an activity while they learn.

Get the downloadable checklists to track your child’s progress and follow the guided path to starting to teach a toddler at home. These checklists are designed to make the process manageable and convenient for you as a parent.

As featured on PBS Kids

I have done the research, I have taken the training that teachers do to master PLAY in their daycares and classrooms, and I have adopted those to home environments.

I am certified in Montessori nature; I have studied the Reggio approach and combined the best learning through play pedagogy and research to create the perfect at-home learning system.

My approach to nature activities have been featured in Kid Vision for PBS KIDS!

This curriculum system has been tested and approved by many other parents. I tried every idea in my sensory classes dedicated to one-year-olds and kept only the best ones – true and tried – for you! 

I saw what worked and what didn’t; the result was this simple  system you can now implement at home. 

WHAT OTHER PARENTS SAY

“I can tell you about the animals! we started with the cow lesson, and I was teaching her MOO and after only 3 tries she mimicked MMM… she couldn’t get the OOO part, but she is only 11 months old, I consider it a success! Also the songs… I sang them, and when I stopped she began to hum” Sesali

The activities were a good fit for my 13.5 month old. I like the variety of activities shared and the instructions were easy to understand. She LOVES music. We sang “I am special” 3 times in a row. A couple of days later I sang it to her and paused before “mommy” and of course she said “daddy!” – Kayla C

“I bought MY FIRST SCHOOL Lesson Plans. I live in Indonesia, another part of the world from you, but the lessons really work! Your plan make my life much easier during this pandemic. I have to struggle between works, my daughter school from home schedules, and one adorable baby boy. It really save my time from thinking and experimenting plans for my boy. I am really glad I found you. Thank you” – CHANDRA

Hi, I’m Alexa, a bilingual mother, infertility survivor, sensory and nature teacher, and promoter of learning through play.

Through my courses, blog, and classes, I share play and learn ideas for moms like you to do at home.

With a passion for kids and years of supporting kids through play to reach milestones, I created a community of moms supporting each other while caring for their kids at home.

I host monthly free circle time events and weekly sensory and nature classes, translating those into learning programs to recreate at home.

I am your play coach! Your resource to keeping your child entertained while reaching educational milestones using simple, fun activities- all based on research focused on how kids learn best. PLAY.

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