Acorn to Oak’s Kinder Forest is an Early Learning Curriculum
that brings education to the child’s whole being. Each nature lesson is experienced through poetry, art, whole body movements, nature crafts, fine motor activities, finger plays and recipes. Kinder Forest is the sequel to Alphabet Forest.
Along the way, learn about animals, herbs, trees, bugs and other wonders of the natural world through nature studies, guided walks and nature crafts.
Each nature study guides you through:
– A Book List
– Animal and Plant Studies
– Gross Motor Games
– Fine Motor Activities
– Finger Plays
– Nature Crafts
– Art Lessons
– Prompted Drawings
– Phonics Lessons
– Rhythmic Reading Lessons
– Writing Prompts
– Mindfulness Practices
– Social Studies
– Reading Lessons
Kinder Forest was designed to make homeschooling or supporting your child’s education at home affordable, sustainable and accessible. Every craft is comprised of recycled materials and materials found in nature. The recipes are made with simple, minimal ingredients.
You will also learn how to create your own learning resources such as:
– Loose Parts
– Phonics Manipulatives
– DIY Modeling Beeswax
Acorn to Oak has created a new method of teaching reading called the Rhythmic Reading Method. Children will learn to read using poetry. This method of reading is a collaborative process between caregiver and child using language rich literature.
Poetry is the integral tool used in the Rhythmic Reading Method. Reading poetry is a collaborative movement between caregiver and child. The caregiver reads the unbold text, and the child reads the text in bold.
The poems are used to reinforce letter sounds, to discriminate between long and short vowels, hard and soft letter sounds, and to reinforce words that have been learned previously. Reading poetry reinforces the development of auditory discrimination. Poetry uses devices such as alliteration, rhyme scheme, assonance, onomatopoeia, to convey an image. The child is able to naturally pick up on these sound patterns, and predict words based on the patterns they hear.
In the Rhythmic Reading Method, children learn to read using real-world text. There is no transition between reading levels. The child reads real poetry from the start. Rhythmic Reading is taught in combination with phonics with sight words, setting the foundation for fully understanding our written language and how it functions. The Rhythmic Reading method combines the child’s natural curiosity and captures them with engaging text. The child learns to read new words intuitively, and is given the opportunity to become a natural reader from the very start of their reading journey.
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