Homeschooling is a rewarding, but challenging job. Once you plan out a schedule and stick to it everything because a little easier. As a parent seeking to home school your preschooler, you may be wondering where to start. There are so many resources at your fingertips online and around your community. However, there are several things you can do right at home. As a parent, where do you start? There are many ways children can learn; just simply talking to your child helps him develop language and communication skills. You may want to also:
Use Preschool Workbooks
These can be purchased online or in most retail or educational stores. Everyone has their own preference when it comes to whether or not to use worksheets from workbooks. I think that worksheets have a lot of value in them. They help children with learning to trace and write their alphabet and numbers, many help them learn their colors and shapes as well. A lot of preschool activity books are designed with appealing characters and overall help make the learning experience fun.
Plan Field Trips
You don’t have to be in public or private school to enjoy a good field trip. You can plan a trip really anywhere for you and your preschooler to go. With a little forethought to where you would like to go, you can find ways to include learning experiences for your child (of course don’t forget your camera). Some great field trip suggestions you can visit locally or nearby are:
- The Zoo
- The Museum
- The Pet Store
- The Fire Station
- The Aquarium
The Grocery Store
Believe it or not, the grocery store provides a great opportunity for your child to learn. You can create a grocery list with your child and have him to help you find the items on the list. Kids really enjoy being involved in shopping for groceries, especially finding the items, putting them in the buggy and helping pay for them.
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Arts and Crafts
Plan out some crafts you can do with your preschooler. Coloring is a fun way to get creative. You can use this time to talk about colors and what happens when you mix them. Hand painting is always fun too! Children love to get messy and artistic with this. You can simply get a plain white poster board and let your child sit outside in the grass and paint away.
Story-time with your Preschooler
Reading is an essential part of your child’s development. You can plan a set time for you and your child to read books together. This will help your child develop a love for reading, not to mention good literacy skills. Some local libraries offer story time free to the public; this may be a useful resource you can take part in.
There are so many things you can do at home with your preschooler. Whatever you choose, be sure to have it planned out in a schedule that you can keep every day. This will make homeschooling easy for you and your child will have an exciting routine to look forward to every day.