My sister in law Sarah has a great group of girls in her ward that all have kids about the same age. So they started a joy school where they each take turns teaching preschool to the kids twice a week for a couple of hours. I don't live close enough or I so would join. However, she kindly offered to let Peyton join in on the days it is at her house. Peyton LOVES going and seems to be learning a lot. Sadly she is the only kid in our ward born in 2010, which stinks because the other kids are either much older or much younger, which makes it hard to do something similar in my area. I am so bummed about this. She is the youngest one in this group by a few months, so I worry about how she acts in terms of turns and sharing, but Sarah has said she does pretty well. They don't do letters and numbers so much as they learn about nature, work, people, and other practical things.
One day the kids learned about bees and honey. They made peanut butter cookies with honey, and since then Peyt tells everyone about how bees sting and make honey on their bodies. She is also a little obsessed with eating honey these days.
Another day Peyton went they learned about workers and different jobs people can have in the community. So Sarah and I at the end of that week took Peyton and Willy on a field trip to visit Nana at her place of employment and gave the kids a little practice working in an office, and taking a lunch break. ;)
Recently we took a field trip with the other moms and kids to the Living Desert Zoo out in Palm Desert after a week of learning about animals. This is a great little zoo.... just don't go in summer. ;) We had a great day of seeing animals, and playing in the water area.