Catholic ABC's (The Book)- A Catholic Preschool Curriculum

Anyone wondering where I've been? Well, I'm putting the finishing touches on my new book! Catholic Icing Presents: Catholic ABC's (The Book) - A Hands On Preschool Curriculum! {Also, there's a giveaway at the end of this post you don't want to miss!}

I love that the Catholic ABC's series matured into an all inclusive, user friendly book! 

I don't have any of them actually printed yet, but I'm sending off for them later this week!!! (Insert happy dance here!) I have poured my heart and soul into this book, and I could not be more pleased with how it has turned out! 

I couldn't decide whether to write the curriculum for homeschoolers or classrooms, so I wrote it for both. Can't go wrong with that decision, huh? ;-) So Catholic ABC's the Book includes separate teacher scripts for both homeschoolers and classroom teachers. You could use this book to teach your child, a group of children in your home, a class at a Catholic preschool co-op, or a whole preschool CCD class- your options for teaching are limitless, and this book makes everyone a teacher!

I am so happy to have this in a book form because it includes so much more than I've been able to post online! New crafts, 5 brand new unit studies, guides for setting up your classroom and organizing your materials, bible verses that go with each lesson, visual aides of full color artwork from the religious masters, and more! Also, the entire book is going to be printed in color which I'm really excited about!  

This Catholic preschool curriculum is hands on all the way! From the unit studies, to learning the alphabet, to crafting, singing, and counting- this book strives to make learning (and teaching) fun! Hey, why shouldn't it be fun?

I designed the book to engage visual, auditory, and kinesthetic learners. The activities in this book help develop gross and fine motor skills. I believe that children learn best when they have multiple senses engaged, and when they have meaningful experiences that they can connect with. This book definitely helps you create these kind of experiences with your preschoolers. 

Catholic ABC's has 26 lessons that are based on the letters of the alphabet. They're meant to be used weekly. Each lesson includes a craft, bible verse, saint of the week, full color visual aid (usually in the form of beautiful artwork from the masters), and many lessons also include a bonus activity. The 5 unit studies follow the liturgical year and have directions for making unique learning tools to teach the story, and again, make it fun! The unit studies also teach the kids counting and numbers, and they all include a fun learning song. 

               Unit Studies:
  1. Ordinary Time 1 - Creation
  2. Advent/Christmas - Nativity
  3. Ordinary Time 2 - 12 Apostles
  4. Lent - Stations of the Cross
  5. Easter - He is Risen!

All the templates, coloring pages, etc that are needed for Catholic ABC's are included in the "Master Copies" section of the book. They're bound in so they won't get lost.

As always, I take all of the guess work out of the crafting for you. Catholic Icing can make a crafter out of anyone! ;-) All of the crafts in the book are fairly easy to complete, and require only affordable and readily available craft supplies.

Ok, in case you can't tell by the excessive use of exclamation points in this post, I'm very excited about my book! I can't wait to hold the printed copies when they arrive! I just might have to invite all my friends over for a fun celebration. :-)

How Much Does it Cost?
Catholic ABC's The Book is going to cost $35 plus shipping and handling, but if you'd like to place a pre-order, you'll receive a $5 discount! So that's just $30 plus shipping.  The pre-order sale is over. You can now purchase the book for $35 plus shipping and handling for by clicking here.

Now for the Giveaway!
In celebration of my book coming out, St. Luke's brush has 2 amazing giveaway chances for you! Here's what Garry had to say about his mission:
We are a Catholic Home Educating family. I feel that it is my calling to make Catholic toys to help children learn about our beautiful faith and it is a way for me to use my talents in a way that I hope is pleasing to God.
What an amazing mission! You gotta get to them while they're young! The very talented Garry hand painted this beautiful Good Shepherd play set as a first place prize in the giveaway. You can find directions for using this set as a learning tool right here.

I love the beautiful details!

The second place giveaway winner will receive this beautiful Catholic peg doll of Mater Dolorosa. 

So how do enter the giveaway?
  • Leave a comment on this post. (One entry)
  • "Join This Site" with Google Friend Connect (left sidebar) or let me know that you already follow. (One entry)
  • Blog about this giveaway or my new book on your blog and leave the link. (One entry)
  • Subscribe to Catholic Icing by email or rss. (One entry) 

Leave a separate comment for each of your entries so I know how many you have. Thanks!

So that's 4 entries total that you have the chance at! This giveaway will close on August 15 at midnight. You have between now and then to enter this giveaway and pre-order your Catholic ABC's Preschool Curriculum Book! 

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