http://floweringbaby.com/Three_to_Four.html at the bottom has a link to a one month sample
http://www.currclick.com/index.php?manufacturers_id=444&term=Flow. <~~~Has different samples
and the option to buy 12 or 6 month versions in PDF form
When T started out I was pleasantly surprised by how Flowering Baby helped refine the rhythm of our day. It's so natural. There's no need to sit down and do school. You can so easily spread the activities throughout your day.
Another thing I learned to appreciate is how it takes you beyond. Flowering Baby uses items found around the home or at the library and then it guides you as to how to best use those items based on where children are naturally developmentally at that stage, and then grow them developmentally further. It is a very developmentally based program. If your child is like mine, you will see him flourish.
There are themes in Flowering Baby. Unlike some unit studies learning does not become forced into an unnatural box surrounding these themes. Just because you are studying frogs the program doesn't require you to only count frog or pond related items, or do everything you can with the letter F. You can certainly and it encourages you to help make association. Write frog or pond related words, count those lily pads. Great! But it doesn't tie you down to only learning around one theme at a time and forcing everything to fall under that theme. The program is filled with variety, and each theme will just be a part rather than the driving force.
Now I did make a mistake I think with T. Towards the end of the twelve months I noticed he was starting to find the work easier and easier. He turned 4 in Early March by the way. I went back and forth wondering "Should I advance him to level 5 now," (it's the pre-k level) "or finish out the twelve months?" Well, I should have advanced him at the end of April at the latest. Doing May and June in level 4 was way too easy for him. At least the activities were still fun. So if you havea gut feeling your child is ready for the next level, or say your child is beind and needs to stay in a level longer please follow it! You'll be much more satisfied. It's developmentally based after all.
Pre-Literacy SkillsLetters are taught contextually and reviewed with nice variety and variation rather than in isolation as letter of the week programs are set up. This makes learning a bit more natural and less forced.
Rhyming is covered, along with story sequencing.
Phonetic sounds and matching introduced, reviewed. A little writing without worksheets too if your child is ready. We used all kinds of materials like chalk, pudding, shaving cream, cereal, pipe cleaners to help us form letters.
Books, books, books
There's little way to grow up disliking reading with Flowering Baby. From level one on books are read. Level four has you read picture books, award winners, non-fiction, and one large chapter book or poetry collection each month.
T's favorites were Mr Popper's Penguins and Paddington Bear followed by Charlotte's Web and Curious George. Some books the program suggests applying pre-narration skills after reading. I have noticed a definite increase in T's ability to remember and retell stories over the last year.
measuring and cooking
writing and reading numbers
Ordinal positions are covered and reviewed. Again it has used things found in our home.
Even board games.
Safety and Culture
Personal safety is discussed and important numbers memorized
Running, jumping, balancing and more!
Each month has 2 or more "themes" you study alongside the main curriculum. A few follow.
Bodies of water
We also had various science topics we discussed in the middle of the main curriculum. Like magnets.
How water is absorbed
Each month you listen to a different style of music. It's not a sit down and listen time. Just on in the background to expose the child to a wide variety of music. Besides this you do a lot of hands on activities with music and art.