When I was little I went to 'Joy School'. It's a program that has been around more than 30 years, and my sisters and I LOVED it! Growing up, I always knew that I wanted to do it with my kids! It is for 3-4 year olds to help them get ready for kindergarten. It is twice a week and ran by the mom's! My mom would take it one week, another mom the next, another mom the next, etc. Similar to a pre-school I suppose! You can read more about it on valuesparenting if you would like to learn more! . Anyway, my husband and I decided that it would be a good idea, and with part of our tax return I have started into it. For now, it's just my son, as he is almost 3, but in the future, I'd like to add a few more kids. It didn't use to be, but now with all the technology, after you enroll, everything is PDF from their site. You can even listen to the music there, though they do still send the CD's. I love that each week, the lesson, activity, everything is all written out, minute by minute to keep the kids actively listening and entertained! Here is some of the prep stuff I've done.
Joy-boy and Joy-girl puppets