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Best program for 3 and 5 year old

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Kara K
4/3/2019
I'm considering homeschooling my 3 and 5 year olds (19 months apart). I am very interested in this program as it seems like it will be the best fit for my teaching style and their learning styles.

My 3 year old will be 4 in September and has never attended preschool aside from classes with me through the United Way/Early Learn Coalition. She's not eligible for VPK in my state this year by a day. My 5 year old did a pre-k program and then VPK and will be entering kindergarten in the fall. The younger one can recognize letters and knows some letter sounds. Can trace letters but not write independently. She's a lot stronger with numbers and counting. The 5 year old knows all the letters, phonics sounds, and can read a few sight words. She can write when told how to spell the words she wants to write.

Which program (4-5 or 5-7) would be easier to adjust up or down to teach both.

Thanks so much for your help!
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Keith H
College Station, TX
4/3/2019
Wow! This is a hard question to answer.

As you can probably imagine, if you had asked me about each child separately, I would have recommended the Age 4-5 for the younger with the added note that you can take it really slow if your child is inclined to do so. Your older child sounds like she is just now ready for Age 5-7.

Since you want to do them both together, I think that I would recommend the Age 4-5, but with the added caveat that you should probably start the five year old on ABeCedarian Reading Program Level A as well. If your 5 year old is also ready to move on in math (and that is an "if" at that age :-) you may consider the age 5-7 math program for her as well. I think this would enable you to teach your kids together in a fun and engaging way while still challenging your older child to continue progressing in reading and math.

I hope this helps a bit with your decision. Let me know if you have additional questions.

Keith
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Kara K
4/3/2019
Thank you so much Keith. Your answer was extremely helpful! I was thinking more along the same path you suggested. I figured it would be easier to add stuff to challenge the older one than modifying to make it easier. I was definitely going to add the reading part and now I'll check the math out as well.

Thank you again!