Free Math program

In English and Spanish. It's called MEP. I know many of you know about it, but for the others :-)

http://ohpeacefulday.blogspot.com/2009/06/mep-101.html
http://www.cimt.plymouth.ac.uk/projects/mepres/primary/y126sw.pdf
And Arithmetic for Young Children.

These two are recommended for AO Year 0.5, for those of us who are doing a Kindergarten/First before using the AO Year 1.

Year 0.5 schedule. You'll find it at the Ambleside Year 0 group.




AMBLESIDE ONLINE BOOK LIST BY TITLE

Year 0.5

This is not an authoritative list compiled by the Ambleside Online advisory, but rather a list put together by various members of the Ambleside Year 0 Yahoo group. It is meant for children of 5+ years who are ready to move beyond the Year 0 list or who live where Kindergarten is required. However, reading should not be the primary activity for a child of this age. The child should still be outside interacting with nature a number of hours each day as well as working on habits, listening to music (classical, hymns, and folksongs), and viewing prints of great art. Where possible, storytelling should take precedence over reading directly from a book.

Revised 08-14-08

*Online

+As time and preference allow

Recent addition

TITLE AUTHOR Subject YEAR
(Any and all)* Potter, Beatrix Additional Reading+ 0.5

26 Letters and 99 Cents Hobson, Tana Math 0.5

A Bear Called Paddington (and sequels) Bond, Michael Additional Reading+ 0.5

A Bible storybook of your choice. (alternate for The Golden Children’s Bible) Bible 0.5

A Child’s Book of Stories* (Omit any fairy tales that will be read in Year 1) Coussens, Penrhyn W. Literature 0.5

A Child’s Own Book of Verse, Book One* Skinner, Ada Poetry 0.5

A Visit to France (Friends Everywhere) (and others in the series) (out of print) Hail, Kirsten Geography 0.5

Among the ________People * (series) Pierson, Clara Dillingham Nature Study 0.5

Any book from this Amazon list (alternate for A Child’s Own Book of Verse, Book One) Poetry 0.5

Any of “The Twins” series* (alternate for the Friends Everywhere series and Seven Sisters Who Live on the Round Ball that Floats in the Air) Perkins, Lucy Fitch Geography 0.5

Arithmetic for Young Children* (This book will take you through at least Year 1, most likely through Year 2) Grant, Horace Math 0.5

Bible stories from a translation of your choice. Bible 0.5

Big Susan Jones, Elizabeth Orton Additional Reading+ 0.5

d’Aulaire’s Book of Animals d’Aulaire, Ingri and Edgar Additional Reading+ 0.5

Each and All (Sequel to Seven Little Sisters) Andrews, Jane Geography 0.5

For the Children’s Hour* (Omit any fairy tales or Æsop fables that will be read in Year 1) (Also has poetry selections which may be used in place of the other suggestions) Bailey, Carolyn Sherwin Literature 0.5

Handbook of Nature Study (parent resource) Comstock, Anna Botsford Nature Study 0.5

Happy Little Family (and sequels) Caudill, Rebecca Additional Reading+ 0.5

Hero Tales (any from Volumes 1-4) (alternate for Missionary Stories with the Millers)
Jackson, Dave and Netta Religion 0.5

History In His Hands Volume One Ancient History (out of print) Herzog, Joyce World History
0.5

How to Tell Stories to Children and Some Stories to Tell* (Parental reference) Bryant, Sara Cone
Storytelling 0.5

Hurlbut’s Story of the Bible* (alternate for The Golden Children’s Bible) Hurlbut, Jesse Lyman
Bible 0.5

I’ll Tell You a Story, I’ll Sing You a Song (out of print) (Parental reference) Allison, Christine
Storytelling 0.5

Ivy Cottage (and sequels) (out of print) Taylor, E. J. Additional Reading+ 0.5

Kindergarten Gems* (Omit any fairy tales or Æsop fables that will be read in Year 1) (Also has poetry selections which may be used in place of the other suggestions) Ketchum, Agnes Taylor
Literature 0.5

Leading Little Ones to God Schoolland, Marion M. Religion 0.5

Little Tim and the Brave Sea Captain (and others in the series) Ardizzone, Edward Additional Reading+ 0.5

MathStart (mainly Level 1, but some titles from Levels 2 and 3 would also be fine)
Murphy, Stuart J. Math 0.5

MEP Math Year 1* (alternate for Arithmetic for Young Children) Math 0.5

Miss Suzy Young, Miriam Additional Reading+ 0.5

Miss Twiggley’s Tree Fox, Dorothea Warren Additional Reading+ 0.5

Missionary Stories with the Millers Martin, Mildred A. Religion 0.5

Mother Goose (The Real Mother Goose suggested) Poetry 0.5

Mother Stories from the New Testament* (alternate for The Golden Children’s Bible) Bible 0.5

Mother Stories from the Old Testament* (alternate for The Golden Children’s Bible) Bible 0.5

My Father’s Dragon (and sequels)Gannett, Ruth Stiles Additional Reading+ 0.5

Our Animals at Maple Hill Farm Provensen, Alice and Martin Additional Reading+ 0.5

Raggedy Andy Stories* Gruelle, Johnny Additional Reading+ 0.5

Raggedy Ann Stories* Gruelle, Johnny Additional Reading+ 0.5

Richard Scarry’s Best Counting Book Ever Scarry, Richards Math 0.5

Seven Little Sisters Who Live on the Round Ball that Floats in the Air* Andrews, Jane Geography 0.5

Stories of American Life and Adventure* Eggleston, Edward American History & Biography 0.5

Stories of Great Americans for Little Americans* (alternate for Stories of American Life and Adventure) Eggleston, Edward American History & Biography 0.5

Stories to Tell to Children*(Parental reference) Bryant, Sara Cone Storytelling 0.5

The Children’s Treasury of Virtues (a compilation of The Children’s Book of Virtues, Heroes and America) Bennett, William J. Literature 0.5

The Golden Children’s Bible (alternate for Bible stories from the Bible) Bible 0.5

The House at Pooh Corner Milne, A. A. Additional Reading+ 0.5

The Hundred Dresses Estes, Eleanor Additional Reading+ 0.5

The Plain Princess (out of print) McGinley, Phyllis Additional Reading+ 0.5

The Princess and the Admiral (out of print) Pomerantz, Charlotte Additional Reading+0.5

The Rackety Packety House* Burnett, Frances Hodgson Additional Reading+ 0.5

The Story of Holly and Ivy (the author’s other titles are more for older children) Godden, Rumer
Additional Reading+ 0.5

The Wonder Book of Bible Stories* (alternate for The Golden Children’s Bible) Marshall, Logan (editor) Bible 0.5

Twig Jones, Elizabeth Orton Additional Reading+ 0.5

Two Bad Ants Allsburg, Chris Additional Reading+ 0.5

Uncle Remus Suggestions:

---Uncle Remus: The Complete Tales by Julius Lester
---Classic Tales of Brer Rabbit by Don Daily Harris, Joel Chandler Additional Reading+ 0.5

What Your Kindergartner Needs to Know (Omit any fairy tales or Æsop fables that will be read in Year 1) Hirsch, E. D. Jr. All subjects except Bible 0.5

Winnie-the-Pooh (if not read in Year 0) Milne, A. A. Literature 0.5

0.5
PHONICS

Charlotte Mason’s preference was to wait until age 6 for formal reading lessons. Until then the child could work (play) at learning his letters and some simple word building. However, if you think your child is REALLY ready, here are some suggestions. The only program truly in line with CM is the Yahoo group CM Reading Lessons. While this is not complete, it will be added to and does offer enough information for you to make up your own lessons once you have used some of the material in the files.

0.5

CM Reading Lessons
This Yahoo groups contains enough to begin simple CM reading lessons with word building of short and long vowels, and some selections for further reading skills.

Phonics
0.5

Alpha-Phonics

If using a formal phonics program, this is my first choice. It requires little teacher preparation and is done orally. Blumenfeld, Samuel L.


Phonics
0.5

Phonics Pathways
While this is an excellent program please be aware that it is not in line with the way Charlotte Mason advocated teaching reading. Instead of using word building (c-at), it uses (ca-t). Hiskes, Dolores


Phonics
0.5

Reading Made Easy
A very thorough program, but also very teacher intensive. Bendt, Valerie

Phonics
0.5

The Ordinary Parent’s Guide to Teaching Reading
A very thorough program, but also very teacher intensive. Wise, Jessie and Buffington, Sara


Phonics

0.5
I also like the suggestions from THE TANGLEWOOD SCHOOL CURRUCULUM

I start from these and mix and match, tweak and modify to meet our family's needs and preferences.

(Picture to the left, the KACH GANG kids at the park last Thursday).

(The links to the books and Amazon aren't working because I had to redo the table that was messing with my blog code, but I'll put them up soon).

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