> Colorful diagrams and pictures.
> Short lessons which can easily be dropped and picked back up if the child is struggling or tired of learning.
> Concepts are introduced slowly and built upon as the unit progresses.
> Various means of learning included matching, “cross out the __”, “circle the __”, rhymes to help recall concepts.
> While a teacher’s guide is available, it is not needed if the teacher understands basic math concepts for themselves (the website says as much).
> While manipulatives are available to purchase, basic blocks such as Legos can substitute.
> Color-learning is reinforced and used in constant conjunction with math learning.
> The entire Pre-K curriculum is broken up into four books. Textbook PKA & Workbook PKA, Textbook PKB & Workbook PKB. By the end of the PKA series, numbers 1-10 have been learned. By the end of the PKB series, the student has been introduced to very basic subtraction, ordinal numbers, shapes and solids.
> On a daily level, the division of books is useful for the student. The textbook introduces concepts while the workbook further reinforces them. It has convenient to learn a concept and then setting it down for the day. Picking it back up the next day, in the form of the workbook, often solidifies the concept in the student’s mind. The separation of books helps the student feel like one thing is “done” when closing a book and like something fresh is begun when opening the next. On a semester level, it has been nice to finish an entire PKA series. The student feels accomplished and motivated to start the next PKB series.
> If your child likes to color, there is ample opportunity to do so.