Age 4-5

Age 4-5 Videos

Learn more about the Age 4-5 level, see what makes it unique, and look at many of the projects you will finish over the year.
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Unboxing Age 4-5
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The Moving Beyond the Page Age 4-5 level is the most enriching, all-inclusive, hands-on program available for preschool or kindergarten homeschool families. Journey through fun and exciting literature selections. Follow amazing characters who pick blueberries, catch fireflies, and go on leaf hunts. Enjoy hands-on art activities, engaging dramatizations, and fun musical experiences.

Along the way, learn letters and sounds, vocabulary, and sight words, and practice handwriting. Each unit contains integrated math activities to reinforce basic math skills in counting, adding and subtracting, comparing, and sorting. The literature selections inspire engaging science and social studies activities, including making maps, modeling land forms, researching animals, and conducting fun science experiments. You and your child will love this integrated approach to all of the subjects.

Each unit includes the following elements:

  • a literature selection,
  • math activities,
  • science and social studies activities,
  • letter recognition activities,
  • handwriting activities,
  • reading workshop,
  • writing workshop,
  • vocabulary words,
  • sight words, and
  • art, music, and drama activities.

The Moving Beyond the Page Age 4-5 program can be used as a comprehensive preschool curriculum. It can also be used as a kindergarten curriculum if used in conjunction with a reading program. Coupled with a reading program, the Age 4-5 program is aligned with the Common Core standards for kindergarten math and language arts.

One of the highlights for you as the teacher is that this level comes with a materials kit so there will be very little shopping that you will have to do to provide this rich, hands-on learning environment for your young child. You will receive a box that includes fun art materials, stickers, die-cuts, and other supplies that will make implementing this curriculum easy and fun!

Your child will love learning science, social studies, language arts, and math with this integrated, hands-on approach.

Student Skill Prerequisites

  • Interested in being read to
  • Able to converse about what is being read
  • Able to hold a pencil
  • Has a beginning interest in sounds and letters

Beyond Standards

When combined with a reading program, the Age 4-5 level covers the Common Core standards for kindergarten math and language arts. We have also aligned this level with state and national standards for science and social studies. We do, however, go far beyond the standards, which are a minimal requirement for what your child should be learning. We don't just want to teach your child what she needs to know to progress to the next grade level. We want her to love learning and to become a lifelong learner.

Age 4-5 Common Core Alignment

Our curriculum has excellent coverage of the Common Core standards for ELA and Math.

  • English Language Arts
    Review our alignment with the Common Core Standards for Language Arts.
  • Math
    Review our alignment with the Common Core Standards for Math.

What Else Do I Need?

The Moving Beyond the Page Age 4-5 program will introduce your child to reading and writing letters and words, but it is not a complete reading program. If you are using this level as a preschool program for your child, you should not need to supplement with a full reading program. If this is your child's kindergarten year, however, you may want to consider using the 5-7 Full Year Reading Package in conjunction with the Age 4-5 program.

Most families that use Moving Beyond the Page don't choose to supplement with a separate math program for children in preschool or kindergarten. Our curriculum does not provide the structured review that a separate math program, but we do cover all of the standards for kindergarten. If you think that your child is more advanced in math and is ready to move forward you can consider starting with the Age 5-7 Math Program.

Age 4-5 Curriculum Samples

Our sample center now includes the first two weeks of lessons, for every subject, in every age level. All of the required literature and our incredible manipulative kits are included in our full year packages.

Unit List

  • Week 1: A - A Is for Musk Ox
  • Week 2: H - Hondo and Fabian
  • Week 3: I - The Little Island
  • Week 4: T - What Do You Do With a Tail Like This?
  • Week 5: L - We're Going on a Leaf Hunt
  • Week 6: F - Fireflies
  • Week 7: E - But No Elephants
  • Week 8: C - Millions of Cats
  • Week 9: G - The Real Mother Goose
  • Week 10: O - Owl Babies
  • Week 11: S - Seasons of Arnold's Apple Tree
  • Week 12: D - Dinosaurs Big and Small
  • Week 13: P - Harold and the Purple Crayon
  • Week 14: B - Blueberries for Sal
  • Week 15: R - Rain
  • Week 16: N - Night in the Country
  • Week 17: M - Marshmallow
  • Week 18: U - Umbrella
  • Week 19: J - Jump Frog Jump
  • Week 20: K - Kindness
  • Week 21: V - Zin! Zin! Zin! A Violin
  • Week 22: Y - Little Blue and Little Yellow
  • Week 23: W - George Washington's Birthday
  • Week 24: Q - The Quilt Story
  • Week 25: X - An Extraordinary Egg
  • Week 26: Z - Greedy Zebra
  • Week 27: Halloween
  • Week 28: Thanksgiving
  • Week 29: Christmas
  • Week 30: February Celebrations