We are so impressed by My Father’s World. It is a great choice for your preschool curriculum. I am fully persuaded that preschoolers should be allowed to learn through play. Learning should be fun for them at this age not all seatwork assignments. Seatwork is bound to frustrate your little one and make them dread school instead of love it. This is not the foundation that you want to lay for learning.
This is why MFW Preschool is the perfect choice if you are of the same persuasion.
This was our second year using MFW Preschool and we are still loving it. I can’t wait to do it again with our third child next year.
We chose to the deluxe package when we bought ours. I believe the extras are important with this set, so we didn’t skip out on them. This year they updated their curriculum to make it more challenging, I do not have the upgraded version so I can’t share my thoughts on that. (I do plan on purchasing the additional items when our Little Lady does preschool next fall. She is already doing so much of the preschool stuff for fun while I worked on school with the boys this year. So I already know that she will need to be challenged more.)
At the time that we purchased our set it included:
What We Loved:
I loved having the easy to use activity cards. If you are new to homeschooling it really does help to have the cues written out for you until it becomes natural for you to teach these skills. If you are lacking in confidence in actually being able to teach they also gain the confidence. I loved that it was laid out in easy to hard activities. This allowed me to pull cards that were all on the same difficulty level fairly quickly.
I loved that the cards were durably made. I wasn’t afraid of ruining them in just one year of schooling. They have help up great after 2 years! I separated each category and clipped them together with binder clips
Along that line, everything in the set is very high quality. All of the lacing shapes are thick cardboard. I’m not worried about them getting beat up too quickly. This is a big plus when you are planning on using the set for multiple children. You can count on the pieces being good quality.
I also love the colorfulness of the set. It is very age appropriate.
I love that the material thinks of everything for the little ones. Fine motor, large motor, math, thinking skills, language development and even following directions. You can rest assured that you are preparing your little one for kindergarten.
What We Didn’t Love:
While I am convinced that preschoolers should do the most of their learning through play and exploration, I do think that learning some seatwork is also important. At the time of purchasing our set, they didn’t have seatwork included (they do now!) so I have supplemented with the basic preschool set from Rod and Staff. These books were the perfect addition to MFW. I am glad that we decided to go this route. They only do 2-3 pages a day. Just enough to learn to sit for a few minutes but not enough time to overwhelm them.
I also didn’t like not having the introduction to the alphabet. I think preschoolers can be introduced to letter recognition. So each week we learned a new letter, we would do some practice writing and lacing it, and we would do an animal craft made out of the letter of the week.
Adding these two things to the MFW preschool set made the perfect preschool curriculum for our family.
Would I recommend MFW preschool to a friend? Absolutely!
Especially the latest version. I can’t wait to get my hands on the new material for our next preschooler. I think it will be an even better program with the additions.
I think this set introduces school in such a gentle way and that is why I love My Father’s World. They make it so fun for the little ones. I don’t think the fun needs to stop at the end of preschool either. I made my Kindergartner do some of the lacing throughout the year to master his fine motor skills further. I plan on doing the same with the Little Guy this fall.
You will definitely get your money’s worth out this set for years to come!
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Your turn! Do you My Father’s World? Are you considering it for the future? Let me know if you have any questions, I’d love to answer any questions that I can!
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