Wonderful World


Wonderful World is an all-in-one program for children who enjoy picture books and are ready for some adult-directed learning with lots of hands-on fun.  Every lesson has a book list, memory verse, and hands-on activities that will help your child gain life skills as well as knowledge of a wide variety of topics.

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The Wonderful World curriculum is designed to be what children need to do to learn – play! This year-long program gives you the tools to create a magical, playful year of learning for your child. Each lesson gives you a list of picture books around a theme of the week, read as many as your child wants. Each lesson also has a nursery rhyme or song to sing, to work on vocabulary skills, and play with language. Then, there are some ways to play with the ideas of the week. These activities include games, imagination, problem-solving, and learning about the world around us!

The weekly themes include seasons, animals, trains, cars, countries of the world, and outer space. Wonderful World has activities and books that cover a wide range of things kids find interesting and want to learn about! This method means that school can be easy and fun, for all of you! Designed to be a perfect year of kindergarten, the activities also work for a range of ages, so siblings can all play and learn together. And because it is developmentally appropriate, you and your child won’t be frustrated by activities that are too hard to do for a child this age.

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All of our programs are written by a homeschooling mom who is also an occupational therapist. She saw that there was a need for a secular, developmentally appropriate option for parents who want kindergarten to be easy and fun. She also wrote it to work for older students who have learning challenges and need something different to develop their language, fine motor skills, thinking, and reasoning skills. Lessons are engaging for the whole child and include working on developing fine motor skills before you start writing.

Other programs throw kids this age into reading and writing too fast, before they are ready, This leads to frustration, and some kids think they hate learning. Instead, this program will give you the tools to build motor skills and coordination that will prepare your child for reading and writing later. They will work on telling stories and drawing pictures, things that should come before they write their great novel. Don’t worry, there is plenty of time for that later. And with a playful year of fun, they will build the imagination needed to create novels!

This is a full-color, downloadable PDF document with links to videos and external resources, book and supply lists, worksheets, and corresponding activities for a full school year’s worth of learning.

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Book List

Apple Farmer Annie
by Monica Wellington
Little Brown Bear Won’t Take a Nap!
by Jane Dyer
We’re Going on a Leaf Hunt
by Steve Metzger
Why Do Leaves Change Color?
by Betsy Maestro
Miss Spider’s Tea Party
by David Kirk
by Janell Cannon
No More Monsters for Me!
by Peggy Parish
Where the Wild Things Are
by Maurice Sendak
Harry and the Terrible Whatzit
by Dick Gackenbach
The Littlest Pumpkin
by R. A. Herman
Too Many Pumpkins
by Linda White
The Little Old Lady Who Was Not Afraid of Anything
by Linda Williams
The Vanishing Pumpkin
by Tony Johnston
Last Stop on Market Street
by Matt de la Peña
Easy Street
by Rita Gray
The Road That Trucks Built
by Susanna Leonard Hill
The Berenstain Bears and the Big Road Race
by Stan Berenstain
Richard Scarry’s Cars and Trucks and Things That Go
by Richard Scarry
Toot Toot Beep Beep
by Emma Garcia
The Little Engine That Could
by Watty Piper
The Little Red Caboose
by Marian Potter
by Gertrude Crampton
Three Bears in a Boat
by David Soman (Author)
Scuffy the Tugboat and His Adventures Down the River
by Gertrude Crampton
Little Toot
by Hardie Gramatky
The Little Airplane
by Lois Lenski
Richard Scarry’s A Day at the Airport
by Richard Scarry
Rosie Revere, Engineer
by Andrea Beaty
Violet the Pilot
by Steve Breen
by Cynthia Rylant
The Snowy Day
by Ezra Jack Keats
by P.D. Eastman
by Uri Shulevitz
Annie and the Wild Animals
by Jan Brett
The Mitten
by Jan Brett
The Hat
by Jan Brett
The Mitten
by Alvin Tresselt
Animals in Winter
by Henrietta Bancroft
The Emperor’s Egg
by Martin Jenkins
Little Polar Bear
by Hans de Beer
The Polar Bear Son: An Inuit Tale
by Lydia Dabcovich
The Three Snow Bears
by Jan Brett
If I Knew A Polar Bear
by Karen Sutula
Bringing the Rain to Kapiti Plain
by Verna Aardema
Strega Nona
by Tomie dePaola
Over in Australia: Amazing Animals Down Under
by Marianne Berkes
Living in Australia
by Chloe Perkins
One Leaf Rides the Wind
by Celeste Mannis
I Live in Tokyo
by Mari Takabayashi
The Magic School Bus Blows Its Top: A Book About Volcanoes
by Gail Herman
Maria Had a Little Llama / María Tenía Una Llamita
by Angela Dominguez
Flap Your Wings
by P.D. Eastman
The Best Nest
by P.D. Eastman
Are You My Mother?
by P.D. Eastman
The Golden Egg Book
by Margaret Wise Brown
Fluffy and Baron
by Laura Rankin
Zinnia’s Flower Garden
by Monica Wellington
The Tiny Seed
by Eric Carle
The Carrot Seed
by Ruth Krauss
Oh Say Can You Seed?: All About Flowering Plants
by Bonnie Worth
Kite Flying
by Grace Lin
Kite Day: A Bear and Mole Story
by Will Hillenbrand
The Wind Blew
by Pat Hutchins
Like a Windy Day
by Frank Asch
Are You A Ladybug?
by Judy Allen
The Grouchy Ladybug
by Eric Carle
Home for a Bunny
by Margaret Wise Brown
The Runaway Bunny
by Margaret Wise Brown
The Rainbow Fish
by Marcus Pfister
Mister Seahorse
by Eric Carle
If You Decide To Go To The Moon
by Faith McNulty
The Magic School Bus Lost In The Solar System
by Joanna Cole
Mousetronaut: Based on a (Partially) True Story
by Mark Kelly

2 reviews for Wonderful World

  1. Donna (verified owner)

    As a former elementary teacher with over 40 years of classroom experience, I must say how impressed I am with Five Senses Literature Lessons. It is chock-full of ideas which are easy to follow and comprehensive. I appreciate the effort that Laura has made in listing not just resources and materials, but also in creating the addendum. I love that some of the ideas encourage community responsibility and discovery, along with second language opportunities. I think this is a fantastic buy and a terrific way to provide children with a fun learning environment.

  2. Krystal (verified owner)

    This curriculum has been a great addition to our homeschool. It was put in my lap just as I had given up on finding something appropriate for my five-year-old with learning and physical challenges. I needed something that was easy to pick up and go and wasn’t too involved as I also have a 12-year-old homeschooling. I truly believe the best way to learn at this age is through exploration and play. This is our primary curriculum for our now six-year-old. The number of activities is just right for helping build new skills and understanding without overdoing it. A great selection of books is recommended in this curriculum. I tend to get the primary book suggested for each lesson, as a number of lessons are centered around the recommended book, then pull in related picture books from our extensive home library unless I can’t resist the additional recommendations. If you have a good library system, I think you will find many of these books there. Because this curriculum does not include writing and reading, which is mastered at a much wider range than traditional schools would have you believe, it can work for a variety of developmental levels, ages, and abilities. I highly recommend this curriculum especially if your child has any learning challenges.

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