Adapted from The Virginia Homeschool Manual. Compiled by Vicki Bentley, Susan Brooks, Janice Campbell, and Rachel Ramey. Most of the subject-specific resources can be ordered from the major curriculum suppliers listed under “Homeschool Material Sources,” but publisher websites are indicated where appropriate. Publisher websites often offer additional product information, articles, links to other sites, and free e-newsletters.


Before Five in a Row

A resource book to provide you with ideas for use with your 2-4-year-olds. The first section provides activity suggestions based on classic children’s books. The second section provides activity suggestions based on daily life.


Constructive Playthings


Discovery Toys


Early Education at Home

For ages 3-5. Complete, yet flexible activity-based curriculum guide.


Kumon Workbooks

These workbooks provide practice in skills such as cutting and tracing, helping to develop manual dexterity.


Lauri Puzzles

Sturdy, textured-foam puzzles are available in a wide range of skill levels. Lauri will replace missing pieces.


Making the Most of the Preschool Years

by Valerie Bendt

Lots of activity suggestions to encourage independent play.


Slow and Steady, Get Me Ready

by June Oberlander

Week-by-week developmentally-appropriate activities for birth through age 5.