Homeschooling Kindergarten

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Homeschooling Kindergarten

Postby Nettie17 » Fri Nov 22, 2019 2:15 pm

Hello!
I have a 5 year old son and he is ready to start kindergarten. I have tried researching curriculum (packages) and I am not sure which to pick. There is a homeschooling group near by that uses Abeka. I've reviewed what their curriculum would be and at first glance it looks great. They send all materials and they also include video lessons. I did however hear that they not only include religious learning books but that religion is talked about in many of the curriculum books all around. I would prefer to not have the religious aspect apart of teaching my child (we can do that separately). So my question is, what are other options for curriculum packages that come with everything, possibly also having video lessons but is not religious? Any input would be most appreciated! I need to get this ball rolling!
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Re: Homeschooling Kindergarten

Postby admin » Mon Nov 25, 2019 10:55 am

You could try Calvert Preschool. They have a Kindergarten level also, but what they now call Preschool USED to be their Kindergarten, and in my view, should not be skipped. It's super fun!

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Re: Homeschooling Kindergarten

Postby elliemaejune » Fri Nov 29, 2019 11:06 pm

Nettie17 wrote:Hello!
I have a 5 year old son and he is ready to start kindergarten. I have tried researching curriculum (packages) and I am not sure which to pick. There is a homeschooling group near by that uses Abeka. I've reviewed what their curriculum would be and at first glance it looks great. They send all materials and they also include video lessons. I did however hear that they not only include religious learning books but that religion is talked about in many of the curriculum books all around. I would prefer to not have the religious aspect apart of teaching my child (we can do that separately). So my question is, what are other options for curriculum packages that come with everything, possibly also having video lessons but is not religious? Any input would be most appreciated! I need to get this ball rolling!
Nettie :)


For a little five-year-old person, I wouldn't buy a whole box of books from anywhere. All you need--and I use that word loosely--is something for phonics and something for arithmetic.

There are many excellent phonics materials, but for a five-year-old, I'd go with something simple like Phonics Pathways. I'd keep it simple for arithmetic, too. Otherwise, mostly what he needs is for you to read aloud to him from good books, some outings, some simple, age-appropriate responsibilities around the house, and lots of time for play.
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