Picture Book Preschool is a preschool curriculum by Sherry Early based on picture books that she has been reading to her children for the past twelve years. Each week of Picture Book Preschool is built around a theme, and includes a suggested character trait to work on, a Bible verse, and a list of seven picture books to read to your children. Most weeks also have a few optional suggested activities tied to the theme for the week. Here is an example of the first week, built around the theme of the new year and the changing seasons:
Week 1 (Dec/Jan) THE NEW YEAR/SEASONS
Character Trait: Patience
Bible Verse: It was you who set all the boundaries of the earth; you made both summer and winter. Psalm 74:17
Thomas, Joan Gale. If Jesus Came to My House. Lothrop Lee, 1985.
Zolotow, Charlotte. Over and Over. Harper, 1957
McPhail, David. Farm Boy’s Year. Atheneum, 1992.
Zolotow, Charlotte. Summer Is . . . Harper, 1985.
Lionni, Leo. Mouse Days. Pantheon, 1980.
Gibbons, Gail. Surrounded by Sea. Little Brown, 1991.
Tudor, Tasha. First Delights. Platt and Munk, 1988.
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