What do our parents think?
"A Breath of Fresh Air!" - Nancy, Mother of 2 year old:
"JDE Curriculum has been a breath of fresh air. My 2 1/2 year old is into anything and everything and has a hard time staying focused. The curriculum is perfect for my busy toddler because most activities last no more than 15-20 minutes. All the materials are items we have on hand, so there's no need to make a special shopping trip. The activities keep my son engaged, have helped him learn, and best of all, he thinks we're just having play time! I would definitely recommend the curriculum to any parent wanting to strengthen their kids knowledge and have great time while doing so." - Nancy (Mother of a 2 1/2 year old) - Completed Level 1 Curriculum
"Easy to Understand" - Emily, Mother of 3 year old
"As a part-time stay at home mom to a busy 3 year old boy, I'm always looking for fun and creative ways to engage with our community and enhance his early learning experiences. He attends preschool 2 days/week so I'm not looking for anything too involved or structured and the JD Educational Curriculum is a perfect supplement. We are currently going through the activities in the Level 2 modules and I enjoy that there are clear learning objectives, straightforward directions and simple supplies. The activities are easy to incorporate into our day and can be adapted to different learning styles and abilities. Here is "G" helping me grocery shop after completing the Grocery Coupon Hunt activity. I look forward to doing more!"- Emily (Mother of a 3 year old) - Completed Level 2 Curriculum
"Even My Older Child Loves Them!" - Tara, Mother of 3.5 Year Old
"We did the first two lessons today, and even my 7-year old loved them. He was able to practice his handwriting and learn more about the solar system. It's great that the lessons can be differentiated to include older siblings."
- Tara- mother of a 3.5 year old
"They CAN Learn WITHOUT Worksheets!" - Erin, Mother of 4 year old
"I have been using the JDEducational curriculum with my son who is 4 years old. He is in preschool part time, but I was looking for activities we could do together to supplement his learning. I love how the curriculum is not a book of worksheets to hand off to my son and does not list expensive or complicated materials to go out and purchase. My son and I look forward to completing the activities together. Each one we've done has been high interest for him and quick enough to hold his attention. They give us great starting points for conversations throughout the day and I can see his vocabulary developing. I've also appreciated how well written the curriculum is. The materials and directions are clearly laid out in logical steps that are easy to follow with little prep."
- Erin (Mother of a 4 year old) - Completed Level 3 Curriculum
"Learning While I Drive!" - Krystle, Mother of 2 year old
"We used Level 1 Module 9 A7 with our 2 year old. She learned her body parts this past year, so this activity was great for starting patterns. At first she would get easily distracted as I added to the patterns, but the more we play around with them in the car, the more she catches on. I love being able to do this in the car on the way to daycare to get her mind working and ready for the day!
We also did activity A10, which she LOVES. She gets very antsy in the car and being able to explain the steps of our day (whether errands or adventures) helps her feel involved and calmer as we transition throughout the day. What I love is that she is catching on and will now tell us, "I am going to eat, then get a cookie, then brush my teeth!"
Some of these activities we will be doing as she matures a little. I can't wait to go over colors and start playing iSpy on road trips. She is already working on some bigger items like school buses and trees.
What I love most about this module is that I can do it with her even if I am driving. A lot of them are songs or things I keep in the car, so I can do them on the way to work or while running errands. She also includes a VERY helpful guide to road trips and tips for kids who don't love car rides. Well worth the money for the activities!
– Krystle Smith (Mother of 2 year old) - Completed level 1 Curriculum
"A Simple and Engaging Way to Learn Kindergarten Skills." - Tara, Mother of 3 year old
"My daughter and I had so much fun completing all the lessons in Module 6! While painting, building, drawing, and jumping, she learned about colors shapes, numbers, and letters. The JDEducational curriculum is a great way to prepare your child for kindergarten! The lessons are easy to follow and can be completed in 15 to 20 minutes. My daughter learned so much while playing and having fun. She loved discovering new colors with paint, building her very own tent, and learning the letters in her name with jello. The alphabet review activities at the end of the module were a great way to practice all of the letters. I highly recommend JDEducational to anyone who is looking for a way to prepare their child for kindergarten."
– Tara (mother of 3 year old) - Completed Level 2 Curriculum
Check out a recent Blog Post written by a Mom who tried out JDEducational Curriculum - Located here (on her blog): Flavors Fashion & Fun
"The Blog Posts are SO Helpful!" - Sue, University Professor
"I forward the Preschool -POTTY TRAINING Tips blog post to my son (grand daughter turns 2 Sunday) and our hair cutter (who has a 16 month old grandson and next kid due in 2 months). She's thinks the tips on potty training hit the spot with all new parents.
Our generation had much larger families, sometimes multi-generational, so there were lots more childrearing experience (if NOT wisdom) which got passed along to all of us, but now the one/two child standard household doesn’t offer much scope. This support will help them so much!
I Really like the curriculum materials for the younger kids, especially the division between “puts in mouth” and “not to put in mouth”. Chronological age is one method to divide approaches/materials, but given the overlap in rates of development, it’s probably less useful than behavioral stages. This guidance may free some new parents to work with where their children are in their emotional and physical progression. This is Great stuff!"
- Sue - University Professor (uses information for grand-daughter)