Miss Humblebee's Academy is a thematic-based curriculum, where core disciplines are connected by a common theme (e.g., All About Me, Animal Classes, My Five Senses). The benefits of a thematic approach is that children will develop learning skills more quickly because material is presented in an inter-disciplinary manner. The lessons are in core subject areas: math, science and social studies, language and literacy, art, and music.
Subjects We Teach
Language & Literacy
Miss Humblebee's Academy language and literature helps children develop skills required by the Head Start Child Development and Early Learning Framework and the Common Core State Standards. Preschool through kindergarten-aged children learn basic concepts and build a strong foundation in letter knowledge and sound. The curriculum gradually becomes more challenging as the child advances.
Children will learn:
- Alphabet knowledge, sounds each letter represents and writing practice sheets
- Upper and lowercase letter recognition
- Follow multi-step auditory directions
- Blends (br, tr) and digraphs (ch, sh)
- Segmenting and putting sounds together to create words
- Parts of a book
- Categorizing like words
- Sight words
- Auditory discrimination; example: distinguishing the difference between bin and pin
In addition, your child and you will enjoy hours of educational and entertaining reading that spans many literature styles. You’ll find traditional stories such as The Crow and the Pitcher and The Lion and the Mouse, as well as new stories and poems written exclusively for Miss Humblebee's Academy, all richly illustrated.
Miss Humblebee’s Academy Math helps preschool through kindergarten-aged children develop skills required by the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM), the Head Start Child Development and Early Learning Framework, and the Common Core State Standards. Children learn basic concepts and gain a strong foundation in number recognition, counting, and writing. The curriculum gradually grows more challenging as the child advances.
Children will learn:
- Matching and sorting
- Number recognition, counting, and writing practice sheets 1-100
- Ordinal terms -- first, second, third...
- Prepositions -- on, under, above, up, below, left, right, middle
- Shapes – 2D and 3D and writing practice sheets
- Patterns – identifying, copying and creating
- Weight, size, and capacity
- Addition and subtraction
Children explore art through the ages by learning about famous painters and paintings, as well as different forms of artistic expression. Children will also listen to auditory cues to paint by number and paint by letter.
Learning about art becomes even more exciting when children create their own masterpieces. Miss Humblebee's Academy offers hundreds of drawing, coloring, and tracing activities that can be completed on the computer or printed out to be used offline. Every artwork completed by the child can be turned into a puzzle with three levels of difficulty.
More than 60 songs ranging from traditional music such as:
"Hey, Diddle Diddle"
"Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star"
"Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes"
to new exclusive thematic music, including:
"I'm a Shark"
"The Vowel Song"
"Shapes, Shapes, They're Everywhere"
You and your child will enjoy hours of educational, entertaining music spanning many music genres.
The music is available for listening on the site as well as for purchase in our Shop.