I have been teaching preschool to my four year old. Several different methods, ideas, and just introductory learning along the way. I try to keep him engaged, make learning fun, and come up with different ways to develop his skills.
He is a very active little boy, as most little boys are. For today, our preschool consisted of a workbook page, independent play time, and I help him mark off the current day on the calendar. He is starting to put together the day’s and now he knows that his “wash” day which is for his clothes is on Wednesday. This also helps us with our math because we are working on learning our numbers over 10.
The baby, my two year old also wanted to play and we would announce the day and number and have him point to it. He was very intrigued.
His favorite thing to do is look through all of his books. We carry books EVERYWHERE!
Preschool is what the kids learn. My memories of learning mostly came from outside of the “traditional classroom.”
We do a different plan everyday, like some days we sing so that we have music, or we pick a pine cone for science and then also use it for a craft.
There are several ways to do preschool, or even regular school on a budget. Curriculum is expensive so I only purchase a few workbooks at this point.
Since this blog is about saving money, I thought I would post on how we homeschool on a budget.
My oldest son goes to a learning center and then is homeschooled three days a week. It is considered a public school so we do not have to pay for a curriculum for him.
The Internet provides so many resources that most parents who want to start their toddlers in school could find a curriculum.
Everyday my kids learn something new. Just the other night, my four-year-old said that a round object was a cylinder. This caught my husband and I by surprise because we had no idea where he came up with the thought.
When I asked him “Where did you hear that from” he replied “Mickey Mouse Clubhouse”. I do use the Public stations and Disney for learning in the morning when I have to get something done with the house.
Even then it shows how much kids pick up off of the TV.
Actually, how many of you can remember what you learned inside the “traditional” classroom?