President Hinckley said:
Children are like trees. When they are young their lives can be shaped and directed, usually with ever so little effort. Said the writer of Proverbs, 'Train up a child in the way he should go, and when he is old, he will not depart from it.' (Proverbs 22:6) That training finds its roots in the home. There will be little of help from other sources. Do not depend on government to help in this darkening situation. Barbara Bush spoke in 1990 and remarked at a college graduation, "Your success as a family, our success as a society, depends not on what happens at the White House, but on what happens inside of your house." We take special care to protect our seedlings from strong winds and overpowering rains. We place them in direct sunlight. Eventually they grow up straight and strong and able to move out among the harsher elements.
Like President Hinckley's tiny tree, our young children are easy to teach and train when they are small. The tender years before the age of accountability are precious and unique. During those years, children may not be tempted bu Satan, but they are very impressionable. This is the time to develop love for Jesus and the gospel; in an environment conducive to that goal. This is when children learn the difference between right and wrong and how to choose the right. At no other time in their life will it be so easy to develop good habits and desires. Instead of being in a hurry to teach then math and reading, we should be teaching them the gospel.
Stories and more thoughts taken from HERE
Here is a site where the mother created a free curriculum to help teach stories from the scriptures:
(listed under preschool curriculum)
And one more site created by an elementary school teacher that has books to help teach reading & build their testimonies with the Book of Mormon found HERE. (http://mormonlittlebooks.com)