* Voyage of Discovery – A Pre-K Adventure!

Using MFW Preschool & Pre-K Packages, as well as occupying babies and toddlers while teaching
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Marie
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* Voyage of Discovery – A Pre-K Adventure!

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I’m excited to announce that our new pre-k daily curriculum, Voyage of Discovery, is about to leave port and head for the open seas!

After all the fun of creating All Aboard the Animal Train, I couldn’t stop! After all, I now have a four-year-old grandson.

God has been faithful to inspire me and keep me going and help me in so many practical ways. We’re not finished yet, so your prayers are appreciated.

A wonderful artist has created the cutest sea animals for us. A sweet coworker has made countless trips to the library, bringing up to 200 books at a time home for me to preview. Pilot families are trying the activities and making them even better. (Thanks to you amazing families! We all owe you a big debt of gratitude.)

Voyage of Discovery is our new year-long pre-k adventure for 4s (and older 3s). In this complete program, children will discover many exciting things about the world in which we live. They’ll gain academic readiness skills with the alphabet and numbers and enjoy read aloud times. They’ll learn about their community – post office, fire station, church, grocery store – and make delightful science discoveries. They’ll develop fine and large motor skills and increase in cognitive skills. Most important, they’ll learn God’s truth and be encouraged to live it in their lives.

The Voyage of Discovery is very flexible and you can begin any time of the year. Lessons are about an hour, four days a week, for 32 weeks. You can easily adapt this if needed, by condensing days or taking two days to teach one day’s lesson.

See our website for information; it’s expected to ship by the end of May.

P.S. If you will be teaching a kindergartner as well, see this post: viewtopic.php?f=2&t=15482
manyblessings
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Re: NEW! Voyage of Discovery – A Pre-K Adventure

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EEEEEEK I'm so happy to see this-I have been stalking the board and the website for this news :-) Thank you, Marie, for everything you do. I have loved MFW since my oldest kids were little. I did the whole curriculum-hopping thing through the years and now I am thrilled to have another chance to stick with MFW for my youngest daughter, who is 3 and a half. We are enjoying Animal Train so much, and it's nice to know we will have Voyage of Discovery by the time we finish :)
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tiffanys
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Re: NEW! Voyage of Discovery – A Pre-K Adventure

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Now I wish I had a 4 year old to do this with! I'll admit, it took many several years to jump to MFW, but I can't imagine using anything else now. I recommend it to all my friends!
Tiffany
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lea_lpz
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Re: NEW! Voyage of Discovery – A Pre-K Adventure

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So excited! I was hoping a preschool package for 3/4's would come out soon! I know we'll get some good use of it as in have a 2 year old and newborn twins! Looking forward to using it when my toddler is old enough!
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snowyday
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Re: NEW! Voyage of Discovery – A Pre-K Adventure

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Hi! I have four boys and will have a 7th, 3rd, and 1st grader next year. My youngest son will be turning 5 in late May. I'm reluctant to start him in K next year. He's bright but otherwise is a very wiggly, active boy!! Voyage of Discovery says it is for 4yo and older 3yo. I was wondering if it would be appropriate to use with a young 5yo who needs some extra time before he begins K. Honestly, I just want to enjoy some special time with my last Pre-K child but didn't know if this curriculum would be too young developmentally.
Thanks!
mainemom
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MFW & Pre-K

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We have a 4yr. old boy and have decided to homeschool him instead of putting him in PS like his 3 much older brothers. After much reading and research, I realized MFW (early grades) has what I was searching for. The curriculum is gentle and fun while providing the academic education I was hoping for. Some parents don't want to use any curriculum until 5 or 6 while others use lots of workbooks or other curriculum and load the academics.

MFW gives enough academics to 'school' but yet in a super fun, gentle way. When I showed my husband the Voyage of Discovery TM (which son calls The Big Orange Book of Fun), and how much he's going to learn while being quick & easy, he asked when can we start? He was so excited that I found what we wanted for! I plan to use MFW for the long haul. If I'm trusting MFW in the early years, why wouldn't I trust them later on too?

Oh, the customer service is absolutely incredible which was also a deciding factor for me in using MFW. I feel like they are my partners in educating my son. A team. I highly recommend MFW.
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Re: MFW & Pre-K

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I love what you shared, mainemom! So true! I love that MFW is academically thorough, but it is such a fun and gentle introduction to formal learning. Some of my favorite things about MFW are that it integrates the Bible throughout, is literature-rich and very hands-on, and it allows me to teach my kids together for many subjects. Those are just a few of the things I love!

It's such a blessing for those of us who have been using MFW for a long time to hear about new families who discover MFW and are blessed by it the way we have been. Thanks for sharing! And welcome to homeschooling and to MFW!
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manyblessings
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Check-In Time

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We are just into week 4 of Voyage of Discovery, and it is going really well. I really appreciate how everything is laid out for me, including structured and free outdoor playtime, chores, and Bible readings for Mom! It's got all the "little" but important things that I used to struggle to squeeze into my days in the past.

With Voyage of Discovery to help fill my youngest child's "Mom tank" in the mornings, I am able to devote 1 to 2 afternoons a week to helping my high-schooler with math while the little one occupies herself (mostly :) )

Our favorite weekly outing so far was the pet store. Our local pet store just happened to be having a Kid's Day just when I needed it. My Pre-K child got to pet an albino ball python and a guinea pig, as well as look at all sorts of birds, fish, reptiles and rodents. There were a few dogs to be seen as well. She also got to feed the fish and take home an educational coloring book.

I am looking forward to many more years with My Father's World. I wish I had never left!

Posted Mon Nov 14, 2016 4:11 pm by manyblessings
Despite the stress and interruption of moving, we have made it up to week 9 in VOD. My little one enjoys our special time together, and has really stepped up in the area of chores. In our new place we have no dishwasher, so she has learned to wash dishes with me or her big sister by hand, and she loves it :) It also pleases me to see how much learning she has retained even though we had to take a month off.

Thankfully, with my 4 year old maturing and learning to spend time in the backyard or in her new bedroom playing quietly for a while, I think I can help my teen get back on track in her online program. It makes me wish she had let me homeschool her independently for her final year, but I don't think that is an option right now.
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Questions about Pre-K curriculum

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arosemalone wrote:
Mon Oct 03, 2016 11:42 pm
I am considering the Pre-K package for my four-year-old son. How much time does it take per day? I also have a fourth-grader doing ECC.
Hi, we've just finished week 6. I have the deluxe set, and it takes between 1 to 2 hours a day for us, including the playtime outside. Just depends on whether we spend more time outside, or take longer on an indoor activity.

It's been a lot of fun so far. :) In fact, I just started a break because we are getting ready to move at the end of the month, and my 4 year old was very, very disappointed we did not do PreK today!
Lourdes
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allgrace
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My preschool girl needed more one on one so I started her on Vod and she loves it! We are just going slow and having one on one time is great, plus she is learning the Bible at her level.

My son is doing Adventures and my other kids join in for the science and activities.

My kinder girl is challenged by the writing in K. so she copies my words. I am wondering if I should slow the pace down for her.
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My one year old boy is climbing and making messes and I am in my first trimester pregnant with number 5! I'm not feeling well and I am exhausted so I am grateful we started school early so we can slow down until I feel better in the second trimester. We also school year round so we are ahead of schedule. We also just moved to a new state in May, and then recently to a new city.
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