I loosely use letteroftheweek.com, some waldorf thematic resources, and we read LOTS of stories (because my dc love to hear a story.
) I read Lillian's sage advice and keep in mind that even my preschool days were play and creativity -- what I loved best about my school years. So we add in field trips (zoo, museum, apple picking, etc.), painting days, cooking days (just monday, dd made her own pumpkin pie in her own pie tin
), work on chores, and the progression of time (days, weeks, months, the year.) We're still at letter D, but we'll eventually get to letter E. She can sing the ABC song ad nauseum, but has started to recognize individual letters. Ds has already learned to count to 10 because he listens to his older sister.
Outside time, play, creativity, play, songs, play, stories, play... this is what works for us. Dh would like to work more on writing letters, dd's name, and the numbers from 1-20. He's got this idea that if we're homeschooling, why not accelerate the kids? I try to remind him to first see where they develop before we encourage interests. Personally, I'd rather wait until she asks about writing her name (which dd hadn't) or we get to k-1 grade for practice. Right now, I'd like to work on the simpler items and let them be kids.