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When to begin homeschooling a Preschooler

 
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mandyandira
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PostPosted: Sat May 31, 2014 5:57 pm    Post subject: When to begin homeschooling a Preschooler Reply with quote

I have a 3 year old daughter. I am so overwhelmed by the amount of curriculum out there and the different ways to approach home schooling. I am also not sure what to do with her during her preschool years since most programs don’t begin until Kindergarten (not to mention the few programs I have found for preschool are things she already has learned....). I would like to have a Christian based program that is in alignment with the Colorado state requirements. I would like it to be structured yet non-traditional, if that even exists (not wanting a lot of testing). If you have any advise for me it would be greatly appreciated!! Very Happy
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PostPosted: Sat May 31, 2014 9:39 pm    Post subject: Re: When to begin homeschooling a Preschooler Reply with quote

mandyandira wrote:
I have a 3 year old daughter. I am so overwhelmed by the amount of curriculum out there and the different ways to approach home schooling. I am also not sure what to do with her during her preschool years since most programs don’t begin until Kindergarten (not to mention the few programs I have found for preschool are things she already has learned....). I would like to have a Christian based program that is in alignment with the Colorado state requirements. I would like it to be structured yet non-traditional, if that even exists (not wanting a lot of testing). If you have any advise for me it would be greatly appreciated!! Very Happy


You don't have to buy a "program" to teach your little one. Parents have been teaching their children for millennia without buying anything; you will naturally teach your dd colors and shapes and numbers and counting and matching--all the kinds of things that you'd find in a glossy colored box of books.

Is there even such a thing as requirements for preschool?
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 13, 2014 6:22 pm    Post subject: Re: When to begin homeschooling a Preschooler Reply with quote

Preschool doesn't require a curriculum. Play games with her. Get her toys with colors and shapes. Get her crayons and clay (play doh?) and have her color and make things. Read her stories. Point out letters and tell her the sounds. That kind of thing. I'd avoid trying to have her memorize words, go with the phonic sounds. I'm sure there are Christian based stories you can read to her. If you want structure, put activities in a schedule (story time, crafting/art, outdoor, or whatever). I wouldn't push academics this young, though. There's a book you might want to get ahold of called Better Late than Early. Very interesting read.

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I have a 3 year old daughter. I am so overwhelmed by the amount of curriculum out there and the different ways to approach home schooling. I am also not sure what to do with her during her preschool years since most programs don’t begin until Kindergarten (not to mention the few programs I have found for preschool are things she already has learned....). I would like to have a Christian based program that is in alignment with the Colorado state requirements. I would like it to be structured yet non-traditional, if that even exists (not wanting a lot of testing). If you have any advise for me it would be greatly appreciated!! Very Happy
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 14, 2014 5:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for both of your replies. Very good advice and I plan on reading the book you suggested! Thanks again!
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 20, 2014 3:10 am    Post subject: homeschool curriculum Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Fri Jul 25, 2014 3:10 pm    Post subject: When to begin homeschooling a Preschooler Reply with quote

Hi mandyandira,

I had the same concerns when I first started home schooling my girls. My oldest is 8 now. Anyway, what I did is gone to any story, and pick up one of those preschool workbooks (Crayola or Mead, among others make them). Work with her a little on them. My daughters loved them at that age. Have her color or count the objects. The key that I've found is to relax and have fun with it. She will learn. They all do.

I hope this helps

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