Suggestions for Learning Centers and ideas for music, art, and cooking are integrated into the lessons.
Making Sounds Make Sense aids the teacher as she introduces letter sounds to the children.
Step Write Up engages the children in group writing experiences.
Eager Beavers presents teaching for the child who is ready to read.
Music with Honey develops rhythm, coordination, and music awareness skills.
Interactive 4-season Teaching Tree with weather, math, and letter supplement teaching pieces.
Phonics Charts include a teaching tree and supplement teaching pieces.
The Teaching Visuals enhance the lessons as the teacher guides discussions and introduces new concepts.
The Activity Packet correlates activities with the skills taught in the lessons and includes 3 sticker sheets and a supplement section integrating reinforcement activities to develop eye-hand coordination and large and small motor skills.
The Writing Packet provides practice to further develop handwriting skills, including alphabet, numbers, reading left-to-right, alphabetizing, and number order.
Student Practice Cards encourage individual practice with letter-sound recognition.
Max, the hand puppet, encourages student participation as he learns along with the children.
Listening CDs include 155 tracks with arrangements of familiar and original songs
Scope & Sequence of Footsteps
Language acquisition and development
Recognition of alphabet letters
Phonemic awareness of alphabet sounds /a/–/z/
Letter-sound recognition of medial short-vowel sounds; initial and final consonants
Optional beginning reading strand for eager learners
Listening and Literature
Traditional literature; realistic and fanciful prose and poetry, nursery rhymes
Vocabulary development and enrichment
Auditory memory; sound by direction, pitch, tempo and volume; rhyming words
Listening questions to develop literal, interpretive, critical, and appreciative comprehension
Dictation of group-writing experiences; sentence completions; sequencing of stories
Correct posture, pencil hold, and paper placement
Prewriting skills; finger tracing and pencil tracking of left-to-right, vertical, horizontal, diagonal, zig-zag, and curved line
Uppercase and lowercase PreCursive alphabet; numerals 0–12
Number recognition 0–20; counting to 100; shape recognition; pattern sequencing; color sequencing
Calendar, clock, coins, measurement, dot patterns, number sets, number line, ordinals, fractions
Concepts of God’s plan for the child and his family
Patriotism, patriotic symbols, holidays
Community helpers, transportation
Environment: seasonal changes of plants and animals; animal families and animal homes