How do I download the unit?
First make sure you all disable pop-up blockers for my website. Just click on the banner image, like this:
A window or new tab should pop up and take you to Google Drive. Depending on your Google Drive settings you should be able to download the zipped packs in one of the following ways:
- Click on File in the top menu bar, then scroll down to the bottom of the drop down box and select Download.
- Click on the DOWN ARROW in the bottom right hand corner. A pop up window will show up allowing you to save the file to your computer.
Once you’ve downloaded the pack to your computer you will need to extract the pages from the zipped file. For PC users, right click on the zipped file and select “Extract all.” For Mac users, just double click on the zipped file and a new folder will be created next to your zipped file with all the extracted pages.
Do you do all of these printables with your kids every week?
NO. We pick and choose the printables that work for our kids. Kiddos are different and you as the parent know them best. Our goal is to provide a variety of ways to learn, so that you can decide what is best for your kiddos!
What should I be doing with my toddler and/or preschooler each week anyway?
Only you can decide that. I did try to follow some sort of routine at our house, but what worked for me may not work for you. I tried to have “tot school” three days a week, and I tried to have something to do each “school day” in Language Arts, Math, and Science/Practical Living. On our off days we might do an “extra” activity, such as a craft, recipe, or one of the center type activities. I also incorporated calendar time, and you can read more about that over at 1+1+1=1 or Homeschool Creations.
Our tot “school time” lasted about 30 mins-1 hour, depending on my son. (Factors that influenced the time were his age, if he was enjoying or not enjoying one of the activities, etc.) When my son was 4 years old, I did school 4 days a week to help get him ready for a 5 day schedule.
What is this and how do I use it?
No printable has caused quite so much confusion! This is a magnet page. You can use it several different ways, but the “holes” in the page are to be cover with something. You can use several different things with your magnet pages. Do-a-Dot Paints work great, but then you’ll only get one use out of them. You can also laminate the pages and using Bingo Chips, Power Magnets or homemade pom-pom magnets with them. We like to switch it up.
Why would you do this with your kid? Primarily because its a way to help with letter recognition, while also working fine motor muscles. Of course, my kiddos think they are a lot of fun as well!
We hope this clears some things up! If there are some more questions that I haven’t answered, post them or e-mail me, and I will do my best to answer them.