Does this new resource make anyone else want to have more children? My youngest is 10. SCM resources for little ones always make me wish I had more kids….alphabetikaParticipant
Seriously! Stay tuned for a possible SCM baby boom. 😛AprilParticipant
I’m really excited about this. Possibly the first time I’m super excited that my daughter is developmentally disabled. She will be 10 in August, but according to her neuropsych evolution she is functioning as a 3-5 year old depending on what area we are looking at. The five year old level is more relationships, but she has one letter she can recognize, she does know a few shapes, she knows her colors, she can count objects to 10, but has no number recognition, she loves stories and can sometimes narrate parts of stories. She can memorize anything she hears and loves to sing. She only has half her brain after disconnection the right side due to uncontrollable seizures. I don’t know what level to order. If someone has a suggestion I would love to know. Due to her age I think I should do the 5 year old level, but then again… 🙂 Welcome to my world of confusion of trying to educate a child they say won’t learn to read, write, add simple figures and just needs to learn to self care and eventually go into a group home. I will not accept that is all she has without fighting tooth and nail.
You cracked me up! Thank you for the SCM baby boom laugh. 🙂
April, I feel blessed to know you are excited to use this with your daughter. The only difference in the subscription box will be the book that comes. The rest of the supplies and the digital content are the same with leveling up and down ideas based on a child’s ability (which sounds like a perfect fit for your situation). I have had kiddos ages 4 and 6 both enjoy the books (read multiple times) for ages 4 and 5 as well as the chapter book. I really believe you could chose either the book option for age 4 or 5 and not go wrong.KimParticipant
Is there a list anywhere of the monthly books or themes for Our Preschool Life? It looks amazing, but we have quite an extensive picture book library already and I’m wondering if there would be a lot of duplication!Tamara BellModerator
We do not have a list of the monthly books available. Our boxes do not generally have a “theme” however you will find winter appropriate books only coming in winter, etc.
We like to encourage families who end up with a duplicate to consider using the duplicate as a gift to bless another family (perhaps one who does not know what living books are??).
My boys light up when their box comes. We have had a few duplicates but my kids like to take that opportunity to discuss who gets a particular book for “their” children. I’ve settled with the idea that I’m building a library for my grandchildren. lolHollySParticipant
We also have an extensive library, and we had only one duplicate in the 5 boxes we’d received. The chapter books were another matter for us. We kept getting books we not only owned, but ones I had recently read aloud to my kids. We don’t read that many books, so it was just a big coincidence for us. 😂 I would consider the picture books to be lesser known classics…I was familiar with a couple of them, but a few were totally new to me.
I wish I’d had these boxes with my younger ones too! My son just turned 6, so we’ll be speeding the rest of the year finishing up the boxes we’ve received and moving on to year 1 next fall. 😢 The time goes so fast.KimParticipant
Thanks Tamara and Holly!
We’re on our second batch of kids… our grown daughters took their whole collection of books with them when they got married and their children are loving them. We’re rebuilding the picture book library for our two little guys, and I could definitely find a home for any duplicates among the grandchildren! 😍kristinasmithParticipant
This totally cracked me up! 😂 I have a newly 3yo and this month is our first box. I am loving this gentle not-preschool-but-still-doing-something resource!! I had chosen another gentle preschool resource, but became increasingly convicted to not use it…enter OPL!! Thank you, thank you, SCM! 🥰 I also love the slow entry into the SCM world.
I do have a question. Does anyone know if the is a particular forum topic dedicated to OPL questions/comments/issues? I don’t want to post questions in the wrong place.
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