Yes, it's doable and many of us have done MFWK with younger than K children (especially girls). Do take your time though. Your plan sounds good. Be aware that their 1st grade and beyond programs fit better for kids that are "the right ages."snickelfritz wrote:I think my dd is ready for the k program material, but not ready for 90 minutes of lessons 5 days a week. I am looking at next year, but I still think that's a bit much for a 4 year old. I also know that I won't really know what it's like, until I order. I had in mind something more like half the time (per week) that is described. I am just not sure if stretching it out over 2 years is a good idea, since you cover a letter with each lesson.
She knows her letters and most sounds (but she doesn't really get the concept of blending them into a word), she counts objects reliably to 10 and recognizes those numbers. She can count objects "mostly" reliably to 20. She knows how to write some letters and a few numbers. She already has some lacing cards and she has a great time with them.
How much of the lessons are sitting down seatwork, vs. something you should just try to do that day (ie. nature walk, crafts, watching the ants, or tracing letters in a salt tray?)
There is some seatwork (ie. learning to correctly write letters and cut and glue sheets) but a lot of the curriculum is reading library books and doing interesting projects. It's not very workbook-oriented at all, more "hands on."
Younger kids often have a tough time with the handwriting sheets, since it's hard for their little hands to hold pencils and get the pencils to do the right things. So, if your dd is having a tough time with the handwriting, put it aside for a year or so. Until then, try writing letters in a tray of salt (we kept salt in a 2-cup flat Rubbermaid container, closing it with a lid between uses) or a piece of waxed paper with pudding on it (or finger paint -- but the pudding does taste better).
Go for it.