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All Aboard the Animal Train

All Aboard the Animal Train

Preschool for 2s and 3s
Homeschool Curriculum Package for Preschoolers
Showing all items from the Deluxe Package

Package Contents

Basic Package Includes:
  • Teacher's Manual
  • Student Sheets (purchase one per additional student)
  • First Virtues
  • The Preschooler's Bible
  • A Big Treasury of Little Animals
  • Animal Orchestra
  • Baby Animals
  • Chicka Chicka Boom Boom
  • Dinner at the Panda Palace
  • The Fuzzy Duckling
  • Good Night Gorilla
  • The Lion and the Mouse
  • The Margaret Wise Brown Treasury
  • My First Counting Book
  • Old MacDonald Had a Farm
  • Richard Scarry's Best Little Word Book Ever!
  • Terrific Trains
  • The Three Bears
  • Sing for Joy CD (see the case)
  • Animal Cookie Cutters (12 shapes)
  • Crayola Washable Jumbo Watercolor Set (purchase one per additional student)
  • Gator Grabber Tweezers (2, preschool-sized)
  • And a free gift:
Deluxe Package Includes the Basic Package Plus:
  • Discovery Blocks
  • Discovery Blocks Design Book
  • Lotto Animals
  • Number Express
  • Wedgits Building Blocks Starter Set
  • Wedgits Design Cards
Preschool Educational Toy Package

Contains the educational toys from our Preschool Deluxe Package. (Does not include daily lesson plans or items in the Basic Package.) This package is for those who want a collection of preschool educational toys but not a daily preschool curriculum. Includes:

  • Discovery Blocks
  • Discovery Blocks Design Book
  • Lotto Animals
  • Number Express
  • Wedgits Building Blocks Starter Set
  • Wedgits Design Cards

Overview

Focus: God Loves Us So We Love God and Others

  • Complete Preschool Curriculum
  • Multi-Sensory Hands-On Activities
  • 12 Units Focus on Character Traits, Colors, and Animals
  • Developmentally Appropriate
  • Step-by-Step Instructions
  • 60 Minutes Daily
 
Teacher's manual

All Aboard the Animal Train is our year-long hands-on learning adventure for two- and three-year olds. This complete preschool program is flexible and simple to teach. You can begin any time of the year. You can do all the activities, or pick and choose the ones best for you. You can use the program as written for 36 weeks (3 weeks per unit) or shorten it if you want to condense the program for an older three-year-old.

Hands-on learning couldn't be simpler! Easy-to-teach activities are all scheduled for you with almost no preparation. (Who has time to gather ribbon in 6 colors, cut out 50 little penguins, or plan new activities every day?) Your child will learn about 12 animals (one in each unit) through finger plays, creative play, and colorful animal cookie cutters.

Our program is also bursting with fabulous books, all scheduled for you, about each animal. We're excited about this fun, educational curriculum with Biblical values and character development!

Each of the 12 three-week units focuses on a character trait, a color, and an animal. For example, Unit 1 focuses on love (God loves us, so we love God and others), rabbits, and red. In Unit 1 your child will:

  • Hear Bible stories about God's love, sing a Bible song from the included CD, participate in simple character-developing activities, and create a unit poster (from the Student Sheets) to display during the unit.
  • Help make red play dough from scratch, enjoy trying red foods, and go on a red color hunt around the house.
  • Pretend to be a rabbit, learn a rabbit finger play, listen to stories about rabbits, and make a rabbit-shaped sandwich with cookie cutters included in the Package.

You and your child will enjoy four different activities each day:

  1. Clean Up and Together Time — daily activity scheduled in the Teacher's Manual
  2. Story Time — books and poems scheduled in the Teacher's Manual; included in the Basic and Deluxe Packages (A list of optional library books focusing on the 12 animals you will study is also included.)
  3. Surprise Time — five semi-independent activities; toys from the Deluxe Package or other simple-to-gather items listed in the Teacher's Manual
  4. Outside Time — unstructured outside play for health and large motor development
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The goals of our program are:

Spiritual Growth
  • God loves us, so we love God and others.
  • Twelve character traits — love, obedience, patience, kindness, sharing, thankfulness, politeness, friendliness, forgiveness, joy, truthfulness, doing your best
  • Three Bible stories and a memory verse for each character trait
Cognitive Development
  • Creative thinking, problem solving, imaginative play
  • Songs and fingerplays
Reading and Math
  • Read-aloud stories and poems to develop reading readiness and a love for books
  • Print awareness, phonemic awareness skills (rhymes, etc.)
  • Informal alphabet readiness — watch the adult write and read words, enjoy several alphabet stories and an optional alphabet art activity
  • Numbers, colors, shapes — a variety of multi-sensory activities develop true understanding
Science
  • Twelve animals — what fun!
Music
  • Each unit has a preschool learning song (about animals, colors, etc.) and a Bible song, using Sing for Joy CD created by MFW.
Physical Development
  • Gross motor skills — pretend to be an animal, play outside, and more
  • Fine motor skills — squeeze play dough, paint and color, learn finger plays, and more
  • Health — focus on nutrition by enjoying healthy snacks
You may have tangible wealth untold;
Caskets of jewels and coffers of gold.
Richer than I you can never be —
I had a mother who read to me.

Strickland Gillian

This program might be just right for you if:
  • You'd like to spend memory-making time each day with your child — an easy-to-teach Together Time activity (15 minutes), Story Time (books and poems provided), a semi-independent Surprise Time activity, and unstructured Outside Time.
  • You are looking for a flexible, easy-to-use, educationally-sound, character-developing program.
  • You'd love a big stack of read-aloud books, paint, sturdy activity sheets, and educational toys, with daily lessons already planned — all at a great price.
If you have a very young two-year-old: duck

Our Teacher's Manual includes a list in the appendix of "Ideas for Two-Year-Olds" that you can use for several months before beginning the formal curriculum. All Aboard the Animal Train is designed for three-year-olds and for two-year-olds who are ready for more focused learning activities and can understand the read-aloud books in the program. (Also consider these educational toys, not in the All Aboard the Animal Train packages, that are ideal for young two-year-olds — Tall Stacker Pegs and Pegboard and Shape and Color Sorter.)

If you have an "almost" four-year-old:

For a child that is ready for more of a challenge, you might take a look at our Pre-K Package and see if it is more appropriate. But then again, all children will enjoy the fun hands-on activities in Preschool — making play dough and puppets, painting, preparing snacks, etc. — and will benefit from the focus on 12 character traits and the wonderful books included.

If you are already homeschooling older children:

The All Aboard the Animal Train Teacher's Manual is very easy to follow, and you may find that an older child would enjoy helping you teach your preschooler. However, another option is to just order our Preschool Educational Toy Package for 2s and 3s which is designed for those who want a collection of preschool educational toys but not a daily preschool curriculum.

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To Complete Your Curriculum

noticeFirst, select either a Basic or Deluxe package (above) and add it to your cart. Next, select below which additional items you need.
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Testimonials

The first time I read through the lessons I started getting teary-eyed … it is such a gift that someone out there had the time and passion to create something so valuable for the rest of us! There are so many values and experiences you want to give to your children, but the pace of life doesn't usually give you the time to think it through and plan and research out all the details. This package puts it all at your fingertips! Fun, exploration, good balance of learning and play, values taught in a relaxed way, and more. Wow. Thank you! It's great!

Elizabeth M.

You have done an amazing job putting together the sweetest things for our little kids. Thank you!

Rebecca H.

I like the simplicity of the activities. I like that the projects are easy and I do not need to buy lots of supplies. I LOVE the books.

I like that this teaches character and it is not overwhelming. I had [a different] curriculum I was going to use, but I am glad to be using this instead. This is much easier and less work, but allows my son to feel like he is doing school. This really does not take too much time. The crafts are easy and the books are all excellent choices.

Magda L.

This curriculum seems to go along well with "habit training"—getting my son used to the idea that he has to follow directions and that I have certain activities preplanned for him. I think this is preparing him well for school in the coming years.

I love the great books included in the curriculum. Such a nice selection of books! It's also a great pace and a lovely amount of time—not too much, no stress, not killing his love of what he's learning. I applaud you for that! Thank you so much!

Katie B.

I like being able to open lesson plans and follow a well thought out program. It is easy for me to adjust a program, but it is much harder for me to invent one. My college training in Science and Engineering did not really prepare me to teach preschool. Thank you for all your hard work because I have more time to spend teaching and engaging my children with less stress and frustration for all of us.

Maegan F.

One thing MFW has done for me is really hold my hand and help me do those things that I desire to do with my kids, but never really have the time to plan and prepare.

Thank you for offering this program. It is giving me the tools and resources to be intentional with developing our relationship and also working godly character traits into her life.

Tina P.

We are just loving your program. :)

My daughter loves all the books and wants to read them over and over throughout the day. :) we give them a huge thumbs up. :)

This program has helped me carve out little bits of time just for my daughter and she really looks forward to this new routine. :) She eagerly runs for her cards and activities. :) It is a huge blessing. :)

Thank you. :)

Leah M.

I just love that the approach with this program is gentle, and yet has really impacted and helped my son's learning in a way that he loves. It takes all the ideas of what a child loves to do, and incorporates it into fun learning units. I have seen this with colors, numbers, Bible stories, and pre-writing skills. I am glad you can create something that is filled with learning skills, and keep it interesting and fun for the child.

Heather J.


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Number puzzle, peg set, and creative play board all in one. Load the 20-inch train with "passengers" or see how high the 15 pegs will stack. A tactile, entertaining way to learn numbers 1-5, using durable crepe rubber train pieces and colorful plastic pegs.

Included with the Preschool for 2s and 3s package.
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Manufacturer Item:
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14.99
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11.99
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This card-deck provides 46 design ideas at 4 difficulty levels - ideal for toddlers, preschoolers, and older siblings.

Included with the All Aboard the Animal Train Deluxe Package (and the Preschool Educational Toy Package).
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00008
7.99
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This fun and challenging multi-dimensional building set is the winner of several awards. Toddlers can discover a variety of ways to nest and stack the colorful plastic blocks. Preschoolers can create hundreds of unique vertical and horizontal designs with this open-ended building set that the whole family will enjoy.

Included with the All Aboard the Animal Train Deluxe Package (and the Preschool Educational Toy Package).
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00007
24.99
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Starting with designs a two-year old can complete and progressing in difficulty, this volume can be used with preschool and beyond. Contains over 50 pages of designs.

Included with the All Aboard the Animal Train Deluxe Package (and the Preschool Educational Toy Package).
Item#:
00519
19.95
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An adventure in shapes, color, and light! Little ones love to stack these wooden blocks and make colorful patterns. 32 piece set. MFW Exclusive.

Included with the All Aboard the Animal Train Deluxe Package (and the Preschool Educational Toy Package).
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00550
49.95
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Little hands will find these Gator Grabber Tweezers fun and  easy to use. Strengthens hands and develops manual dexterity.
Included with the All Aboard the Animal Train Basic and Deluxe Packages.
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00518
3.99
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Four large oval paint pans filled with washable colors will ensure hours of fun. Includes a thick, easy-to-grip paint brush ideal for little hands.

Included with the All Aboard the Animal Train Basic and Deluxe Packages.

Purchase one per additional student. 
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Manufacturer Item:
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Twelve colorful animal cookie cutters match each unit of All Aboard the Animal Train. With these food-grade cookie cutters, you can make cookies, play with dough, and more.
Included with the All Aboard the Animal Train Basic and Deluxe Packages.
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00516
10.95
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Your little ones will be singing all day long with this collection of 25 classic children's songs.
Included with the All Aboard the Animal Train Basic and Deluxe Packages.
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00521
13.99
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Six stories about delightful baby farm animals that become beloved pets. Stunning, real-life photographs illustrate each tale.
Included with the All Aboard the Animal Train Basic and Deluxe Packages.
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00502
15.95
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A collection of beautifully illustrated tales by classic children's author, Margaret Wise Brown.These eight are sure to be favorite read-aloud stories in your family.
Included with the All Aboard the Animal Train Basic and Deluxe Packages.
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00503
15.95
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Count the animals; see the number; read the poem. Your child can learn to count from 1 to 10 with this classic counting book.
Included with the All Aboard the Animal Train Basic and Deluxe Packages.
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Join Papa, Mama, and baby bear as they discover someone has been in their house. A retelling of the classic story of Goldilocks and the Three Bears.
Included with the All Aboard the Animal Train Basic and Deluxe Packages.
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00505
4.99
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One little duckling has the adventure of a lifetime as he encounters one animal after another. This enjoyable tale can also be used as a counting book.
Included with the All Aboard the Animal Train Basic and Deluxe Packages.
Item#:
00506
4.99
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The letters of the alphabet race one another to the top of the coconut tree. What will they see? Will they fall down? Find out in this beloved classic.
Included with the All Aboard the Animal Train Basic and Deluxe Packages.
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00507
7.99
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A tiny mouse rescues a huge lion in this retelling of a classic fable about kindness and helping others.
Included with the All Aboard the Animal Train Basic and Deluxe Packages.
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00508
3.99
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Big Trains, small trains, fast trains, slow trains, all aboard the terrific trains.
Included with the All Aboard the Animal Train Basic and Deluxe Packages.
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00509
4.99
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The gorilla and all his animal friends follow the zookeeper home in this amusing story.
Included with the All Aboard the Animal Train Basic and Deluxe Packages.
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00510
5.99
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It's dinnertime at the Panda Palace. Join a menagerie of animals as they arrive to dine in this colorful counting book.
Included with the All Aboard the Animal Train Basic and Deluxe Packages.
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00511
6.99
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It's music day in Animal Town and everyone is going to hear the orchestra play every kind of instrument.
Included with the All Aboard the Animal Train Basic and Deluxe Packages.
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00512
4.99
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Sing your way through this book with Farmer MacDonald and all his animals. Two-page layout for each farm animal and sheet music at the end of the book.
Included with the All Aboard the Animal Train Basic and Deluxe Packages.
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00513
4.99
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Classic Richard Scarry illustrations fill this book which teaches little ones the names of objects around home and town.
Included with the All Aboard the Animal Train Basic and Deluxe Packages.
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00514
4.99
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From the desert to the jungle, baby animals are furry and cute. Learn how baby animals live all around the world.
Included with the All Aboard the Animal Train Basic and Deluxe Packages.
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00515
4.99
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101 simple Bible stories with colorful illustrations teach your child important Biblical values. Includes an index of Bible Lessons and Character Values that helps parents select stories for teachable moments. Inspire your child to love the Bible with this first Bible storybook.
Included with the All Aboard the Animal Train Basic and Deluxe Packages.
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00501
16.99
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Teach your child about kindness, truthfulness, patience, and more. Twelve short stories help little ones understand and remember these important virtues. Each charming story illustrates simple, concrete examples of godly character.
Included with the All Aboard the Animal Train Basic and Deluxe Packages.
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00500
14.99
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Includes Color and Shape pages, Puppet Cut-Out pages, Greeting pages, Poem pages, Puzzle pages, Number Cards (1-5), and Train Poster.

Included with the All Aboard the Animal Train Basic and Deluxe Packages. Directions for the Student Sheets are found in the Teacher's Manual.

Purchase one per addtional student. 

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Student pages are not included in the Teacher's Manual. You will need to purchase the Student Sheets separately.

Included with the All Aboard the Animal Train Basic and Deluxe Packages.

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Free Weekend to Remember discount voucher is included with purchase of a 2017 Teacher's Manual.

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124.50
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Contains the educational toys from our Preschool Deluxe Package. (Does not include daily lesson plans or items in the Basic Package.) This package is for those who want a collection of preschool educational toys but not a daily preschool curriculum.
Includes:
  • Discovery Blocks 
  • Discovery Blocks Design Book 
  • Lotto Animals
  • Number Express
  • Wedgits Starter Set
  • Wedgits Design Cards 

See the Preschool curriculum page for complete details and to purchase available items individually.
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91065
129.8600
129.00
Each
See the All Aboard the Animal Train curriculum page for complete details and to purchase available items individually.

Read Cathy Duffy's review of this curriculum.
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91050
337.3900
242.00
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All Aboard the Animal Train is our year-long hands-on learning adventure with fun and easy-to-teach Bible-based lessons. Your child will learn about 12 animals through stories, finger plays, creative play, and colorful animal cookie cutters. Along the way, they will experience spiritual growth, cognitive development, reading and math readiness, and develop a love of learning.
See the All Aboard the Animal Train curriculum page for complete details and to purchase available items individually.


Read Cathy Duffy's review of this curriculum.
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91051
467.2500
317.00
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