A Plan in Place has come out with an Early Learner Edition for preschool and kindergarten children, and it’s absolutely awesome!
Planners are just as useful for preschool and kindergarten children as they are for older children. Have you ever made a mental note to read a book and discuss it with your child, only to forget when the time came? Thought up a wonderful idea for science only to realize you were woefully unprepared?
Perhaps you do what I do and keep forgetting to add a calendar to your child’s school crate. It’s rather hard to record the weather on a calendar that doesn’t exist.
Young children also want anything their older siblings have. If their older siblings have a planner, the little ones want a planner. To be honest, our early learners need their own planner.
And what could be better than a planner created just for them.
Personalize Your Plan in Place Planner
A Plan in Place allows you to customize your Early Learner Planner to meet your specific needs in the weekly schedule. You’re able to list specific courses such as language arts, phonics, math, handwriting, science, history, or extras.
The sky’s the limit since you fill in the rows you need in your planner. You even have the option of leaving blank lines, just write blank on the line.
The daily checklist underneath the weekly plan is also able to be personalized. Do you need your children to make their beds, review memory work, tidy their room, brush their teeth, or feed the dog? Fill in your needs for the daily check list.
Take your time working through the customization options before ordering a proof to make certain everything looks just right.
There are also many wonderful accessories to include with your planner. I picked up the weather stickers, which I’ve adored. I also chose to include a couple of pockets. We always end up with loose papers and the pockets are a great place to store them.
If all the options are overwhelming, A Plan in Place includes an excellent stock option.
Goal Setting and Planning
The Early Learner Edition begins with a section for goals and planning. There’s an All About Me page to put a picture of your child, their favorite color, and some fun facts. You also have space to list resources, study plans, long range plans, and your daily time schedule.
One of my favorite sections is the calendar section. There are calendars for each month of the year. You’ll need to fill in the specific days, but my favorite math program includes that as part of our calendar time. I adore having the calendar included with my child’s planner.
A Plan in Place even includes the option of weather stickers to use with the calendars. Drawing the sun, clouds, snow, and rain symbols on the calendar has been a challenge. My preschoolers have all had trouble drawing them in the boxes. The weather stickers solved the problem!
The third section is the weekly schedule, which as I mentioned above, you’re able to personalize to meet your needs. The Early Learner Edition only offers the option of a week per page, but that’s more than enough room for me to write our weekly plans.
You have the room to write plans for your school day or even to simply write down what you did each day. Kids love checking off the daily tasks. Get dressed, brush hair, brush teeth, feed puppy, etc.
The notes section is simply a spot for notes. Did you do something special, was there a memorable event, or did your child say something you want to remember? Write it down!
The Plan in Place Early Learner Edition isn’t simply a planner, it’s also a record of your child’s year.
Notes and Record Keeping
The final section is for notes and record keeping. There’s a page to track your child’s skills as they develop over the year, such as hopping on one foot, doing a somersault, or reading 3 letter words? It also serves as a reminder about teaching children their address and phone number, or when and why to call 911. You also have space for extra curricular activities, log field trips taken, record achievements, and growth.
A Plan in Place Early Learning Planner doesn’t just give you a way to track your weekly plans, it gives you a record of the school year. A record you can pull out and enjoy thumbing through in years to come. A record of exactly what your child has learned.
Have you used a Plan in Place planner before?