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bcksmom
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 06, 2012 2:07 pm    Post subject: Help Please! Reply with quote

We have 3 little boys...4 1/2, 2 1/2 and 1. I would love to "start" something "formal" with our 4 1/2 year old. He is bright like his daddy and loves learning. I have been told to not stress about this age group but I think that I need to get some structure going for myself...I need to know that I can do this! He is ready to do something but I can't seem to get myself together most days to make sure we sit and do anything structured. I am not worried that he is behind...I just don't want to feel like I am grasping in the air when teaching him things. I feel like there are so many holes in what I am teaching him...so when it gets down to it...it is more for my accountability.

1. Good..solid sites for this age (4 1/2-5)
2. When do I have to "register" us as a private school? What does that take to do?
3. Just plain old help for a newbie who is overwhelmed with all the info out there!

Thanks in advance!
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hscoach
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 06, 2012 5:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Go to this link to find out the homeschooling laws for your state. Usually you don't have to do anything until your child is a bit older but it is good to go ahead and check on it now so you will be aware of what you need to do.

http://www.hslda.org/laws/

Here are some sites that are great for preschoolers:

http://letteroftheweek.com/

http://www.starfall.com/

http://prekinders.com/

http://preschoolexpress.com/
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bcksmom
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 07, 2012 7:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Would you reccomend paying for the starfall registration or just use what they offer for free?
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 07, 2012 8:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

We just use what they offer for free.
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 13, 2012 8:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You could try picking out some picture books centered around a theme like cars or boats or animals to sit down and share with your 4 1/2 yo (and maybe the 2 1/2 yo too). Then come up with some simple games, crafts or other activities that go along with the theme.
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