Homeschooling your preschooler
Preschool is a wonderful age because these young children are just starting to learn school basics and are full of natural curiosity.
They want to learn how to do things on their own, which is exciting but intimidating for parents.
To begin homeschooling preschool you can follow the steps below.
Find out what your state’s homeschooling requirements are
Start learning what your child’s preferred learning style is
Research the different curricula options
Set goals for your child and create a homeschool schedule
Calculate your homeschooling costs based on your budget
Monitor your child’s progress regularly
Include fun in your schedule like field trips, hands-on activities.
Preschool Homeschooling Tips & Ideas
Homeschooling preschool is an exciting time to not only bond with your child, but also watch them grow as they learn new skills. Below are some tips that will help you make the most of this time and ensure that your child stays motivated and has a fun year.
Read together every day. Reading with your child benefits them in so many ways. Not only is it a great opportunity to spend time together, but it also helps them learn important literacy skills in communication, comprension, vocabulary, and so much more. Aim for 15-20 minutes every day.
Don’t forget the importance of play. Schedule breaks for play time. Whether you head out to the park, backyard, or even at home with their toys, playing gives children the opportunity to be creative, use their imagination, improve fine and gross motor skills, gain problem solving skills, and more.
Let your child help around the house. At this young age, children are very eager to act like grown ups and help around the house. Showing them how to do things like folding a small blanket, tidying up their room, and even taking care of pets will make them feel valued and appreciated, not to mention help them gain significant life skills.
Use technology to help them learn. Technology is all around us, and even from an early age kids seem to have an interest in using computers, tablets, and phones. Being computer literate will help children tremendously now and in the future. Doing so will help them become familiar with a keyboard, mouse, and other components as well as different programs and software.
Go on field trips. Enhance what your child is learning online and bring lessons to life by going on field trips regularly. No matter where you live, there are educational opportunities just about anywhere. You can learn about nature by going for a walk at your local park, explore science and art at museums, come eye-to-eye with animals at the zoo, and so much more.
Use toys to teach. Chances are, you have toys all over your house
Use manipulative for math or to build reading skills. Dolls and stuffed animals can be used to teach social skills, puzzles are great for building fine motor skills, and board games can help with good sportsmanship and taking turns.