Free Resources: Slow and Steady, Get me Ready

August 17th, 2010 by Mandi

Thumbnail of Slow and Steady Get Me Ready progress recordThe Well-Trained Mind, at least the version we own, recommends using Slow and Steady, Get me Ready by June Oberlander as a preschool curriculum.  The book describes one developmental activity for each week of a child’s life from birth through age five.  It covers everything from developing gross motor skills to packing a travel bag.  Not only is it well-recommended and comprehensive, it’s free!  You can download a PDF copy from the Education Resources Information Center (ERIC).

Levi will only benefit from one year of the activities, but I intend to try some of them with the younger kids as well.  If nothing else, it will give me fresh ideas to entertain them.  To keep track of their progress, I created a spreadsheet with cells that correspond to each week the program.  I’ve shared it here in PDF and Excel formats. Feel free to customize the spreadsheet, print it out, make copies, and share with your friends!