Today I’m sharing the Preschool Learning Folder that I’ve put together for my three year old son to begin working on this year. It contains all the major preschool concepts and presents them in an interactive engaging way.
The plan is to use this preschool resource over the next couple years to prepare him for kindergarten readiness and give him his own ‘school’ while we homeschool our older daughter.
So far, it’s working wonderfully.
We are almost a month into our schooling and he still grabs it every morning when Jovie heads to the table for her handwriting. And the best part is that he is learning as well!
The Preschool Learning Folder
This printable ended up being a bigger task then I originally thought it would, but I digress. the project is done and I couldn’t be happier.
From learning colors to skip counting this binder is packed full of things he will be able to learn. Furthermore, I pushed the boundaries of preschool and even added a few concepts he could grow into much as clocks and money.
What is the best age to start the preschool learning folder?
It depends on your child. I made this folder with my three-year old in mind. He was engaged, interested, curious, and excited to learn, so I took that as a great time to start.
Like I said before, the variety in this folder covers varying levels of preschool abilities. As you progress through, you will find that the folder is organized with the easiest pages toward the beginning and then progressing to the back with more challenging topics like money and time.
When I sat down to make a list of the topics, I realized that the possibilities were endless. There are so many things preschoolers can learn at home! After much deliberation, I settled for the ones that would work best with my kiddos. The topics included are:
- Letter Recognition
- Vowel Sounds
- Numbers and Counting
- Phone Number
- Skip Counting
- The Five Senses
- Parts of a Flower
How we use the preschool Learning folder
When we pull out the preschool folder in the morning, we usually go over the page together. I like to ask my son questions and get him verbalizing what he is learning. Other times, I give this the notebook and let him maneuver the pieces around all on his own. (Even if he doesn’t get it all correct, he is building his fine motor skills as he works to attach the pieces.)
Here are some examples of questions I might ask:
- What shape is that?
- Can you tell me what these colors are?
- What letter does the word ‘hat’ start with?
- Can you think of another word that rhymes with ‘cat’?
- Can you make a pattern like this using something else?
- Can you tell me the names of these fruits? Show me their match.
- What season are we in now?
How to assemble the learning folder
I really wanted this binder to withstand a three-year old boy. Therefore, I decided to laminate each page and use clear velcro to attach the movable pieces. (I used velcro tape for the larger pieces and used the velcro dots for the smaller pieces.)
Once again, a little more work upfront, but well worth it. Assembly materials used: (This list contains Amazon Affiliate links.)
- Clear Velcro Tape
- Clear Velcro Dots
- Laminating Machine
- Learning Folder Printable
- 1.5 inch Three-Ring Binder
- Laminating Pouches
How to store the preschool learning folder
We have found that, keeping the pieces attached to each page works the best. We try to do one page at a time, and do our best to put pieces are back in place, before they turn to the next page to work on.
Printable Preschool Learning Folder Download
You can use this printable preschool resource for your little ones too. Download the Preschool Learning Folder today and get started!
Available in Spanish
Looking for a printable Spanish preschool resource? Look no further, the Preschool Learning Folder is also available in Spanish as well! (Carpeta de Aprendizaje Preescolar)
Other Preschool Resources
- Things Your Preschooler Can Learn at Home
- 25 Preschool Activities That Will Build a Love for Learning
- Preschool Daily Skill Builder
- Prewriting Notebook
- Letter of the Week Resources
- Build a Bear for Learning Colors
- Printable Playdough Mats
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