My 3rd child is 3(.75 -- will be 4 this fall) and has been begging for math work for the past 4 months. I have four kids, and no real desire to do seat work with her, and I've done what I can think of to dissuade her: extra 1-on-1 time, extra playtime and cuddles (in case she was just feeling lost amidst the other three kids), lots of fun math talk, playing with C-rods (lots of activities with those, like addition/subtraction, parity, teens, counting on, etc.). But she REALLY wants a workbook to sit and do. So somebody help me out here with what would be right for her (seems good at math, gets concepts quickly, but can't write numbers yet - I don't mind scribing, but she wants to write in HER workbook). I tried the first few pages of Singapore 1A, and the concepts were easy for her, but I feel like it's going to ramp up too quickly for her.
I never thought I'd consider a preschool math curriculum for my kid, since I'm a mathematician and can do anything preschool related on the fly. My older kids both just started Singapore 1A around 4.5yo (they were also chomping at the bit to do math - perhaps inevitable with a mathematician parent?) and we went at their pace. So I expect child #3 will follow most of the same path, but I need something else to get me through the next 8 months of begging for a workbook and I'd love your thoughts. I've looked at Essentials, Earlybird, and Miquon, but am open to whatever. I don't need help with teaching the math or coming up with fun, hands-on ideas or creative ways to use my c-rods or other manipulatives. I just need a workbook that will satisfy a 3-yo! lol.