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Old 02-17-2013, 08:08 AM   #16
AVeryHappyMama
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Re: Anybody homeschooling a preschooler?

I wouldn't worry about grades or reporting for a long time. At this age life is learning. I do use some resources as guides and ideas though.

Slow and Steady Get Me Ready is a classic book of developmental activities. There is one activity a week for every week from birth until the fifth birthday. Because it is all developmentally based you could easily pick it up and start where your child is age wise.

I also highly recommend Flowering Baby Curriculum. There are suggested activities for each weekday, each month, twelve months of the year. It's set up by age, so 2-3 yrs, 3-4 yrs, 4-5 yrs. It's flexible, so you can do an activity whenever during the day your little one needs something. It covers a broad variety of subjects. The materials are easily found around the home or at the library. Lots of outdoor and indoor ideas covering reading, music, ABCs/pre literacy skills, math, holidays/culture,safety, fine and gross motor skills, nature studies...I've found it to be a great tool. http://watermark.currclick.com/pdf_p...984-sample.pdf is a sample of 2-3 and http://floweringbaby.com/Two_to_Three.html has more.

Hubbard's Cupboard for age two has two themes a month for twelve months of reading and crafts. http://hubbardscupboard.org/joyful_learning.html

I am also a fan of the Williamson Little Hands series of activity books, including Nature Play, Mudworks, Math Play, etc. You can find them at your library. Activities have a suggested age next to them.
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