Updated: Aug 2, 2021
A Companion Guide to Busy Toddler's Playing Preschool Curriculum
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For moms and caregivers teaching homeschool preschool with Busy Toddler's Playing Preschool curriculum, I recommend book substitutions related to the theme of each unit.
*Books with an asterisk are my Top 5 Picks to Add to Your Home Library for this unit.
Q is for Duck - Elting, Mary
Oops Pounce Quick Run - Twohy, Mike
Chicka Chicka Boom Boom* - Martin, Bill Jr.
Z is for Moose - Bingham, Kelly
Alphabet Adventure - Wood, Audrey
AlphaOops! The Day Z Went First*- Kontis, Alethea
Additional Book List
I have a deep love for interactive books because they are the best of both worlds: part book, part toy. With flaps that lift, windows that slide and textures that stimulate the senses, they engage children more than just visually.
A is for Apple (Trace and Flip)* - Tiger Tales
Lift, Pull, Slide, Find ABC - Make Believe Ideas, Ltd.
A to Z Menagerie- Ultman, Suzi
TouchThinkLearn: ABC - Deneuz, Xavier
Alphabet Street - Emmet, Jonathan and Arrhenius, Ingela P.
ABC for Me: ABC Yoga* - Engel, Christiane --> children use their bodies to make animal poses for each letter of the alphabet
A B See - Doyle, Elizabeth --> A captivating seek-and-find book
LMNOPeas* - Baker, Keith
Once Upon an Alphabet - Jeffers, Oliver
The Zoo's Grand Opening - Drews, Judith .
ABC's for Boys - Kracht, Micheal
The Construction Alphabet Book - Pallotta, Jerry
Cement Mixer's ABC: Goodnight, Goodnight, Construction Site - Rinker, Sheri Duskey
ABC for Me: ABC What Can He Be?: Boys can be anything they want to be, from A to Z - Sugar Snap Studio (promotes gender equality)
ABC for Me: ABC What Can She Be?: Girls can be anything they want to be, from A to Z - Sugar Snap Studio (promotes gender equality)
A Is for Awesome!: 23 Iconic Women Who Changed the World - Chen, Ava (promotes gender equality)
A is for Activist - Nagara, Innosanto (promotes diversity)
Eating the Alphabet - Elhert, Lois
Eric Carle's ABC's - Carle, Eric
ABC - Dr. Seuss
Curious George Learns the Alphabet - Rey, H.A
Bible ABCs: People of the Word - Corral, Jacy (religious)
What was your favorite part of this unit? What other books did you read? What other activities did you do? Please share your photos and feedback in the Playing Preschool with Busy Toddler Curriculum Facebook Group in "Units" → Year 2: Unit 3 - Alphabet
Until next time, may your coffee be warm and your toddler be busy.
Up Next: Playing Preschool: Year 2: Unit 4 - Blocks