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Old 09-12-2016, 06:58 PM   #1
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Preschool curriculum?

Where could I find a preschool curriculum. Id need pretty basic instructions like do this not that thanks!

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Old 09-12-2016, 07:09 PM   #2
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Preschool is a super fun time for kiddos so I would recommend doing mostly play based learning, exploring nature, and lots of reading together. If you want a good (and free) easy to follow week by week curriculum I'd check out confessionsofahomeschooler.com and thisreadingmama.com
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Old 09-20-2016, 06:52 PM   #3
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Confessionsofahomeschooler.com is the best!
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Old 09-20-2016, 07:00 PM   #4
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Another vote for confessionsofahomeschooleri love her reviews and advice!! I swear I posted this already.
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Glad I saw this. I've wondered. My son will be starting a tk program through a charter home school near us in february. Excited and scared to start home school
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Thank you for posting this. I haven't really looked into this school stuff yet, although I suppose I really should start... but how do you get your kids to focus for even a short period of time? My son is a super good kid and not wildly behaved or anything, but we can't seem to get him to FOCUS on what he is doing -- even if we are CONSTANTLY reminding him to pay attention to what we are doing! It is pretty frustrating at times.
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Re: Preschool curriculum?

I liked Confessionsofahomeschooler as well. She is wonderful and we had so much fun with the routine and predictability of all of the activities for each week.

Besides that,

Lots of dialogue through the day
Play
Read at least 3 picture books a day
Sing a song related to one book
Craft to match one book
Sorting/Colors/Count
Say ABCs and have them recognize letters

You can do it! I love preschool!
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I'm updating this post bc I really wish someone could have guided me in ideas for my young toddler. I feel disappointed that I didn't have a village to encourage growth after the infant phase. If you're looking for things to do with your toddler, here's some:
Check your local library for children's programming and story times
Read stories. Even big ones that you think they may not understand. Keep it short, like 3-5 minutes. But big word and pictures are fine. They understand a million times more than you think they do.
Play outside, even for short periods, regardless of the weather, dress appropriately.
"Teaching 2 and 3 year olds" is a website to get ideas from
Offer crayons and just let them try. Ideally cut the crayon in half or even thirds so they have just a tiny piece to work with. It encourages pincer grasp and strengthens fingers for future writing.
Look up "sensory bins". Make a few and keep on hand. Do this daily.
Make a mess. Ideas: paint, water, cooking with you, baking, stamps
Play dough
Tear paper
Offer beads and pipe cleaners, let them figure it out (they'll thread the beads on their own!)
Consider 3 10-15 minute activities then break for a snack time.
Have your "cirriculum" be one hour. Build to two hours as child determines interest.
Dance and play lots of music. They'll learn abcs just by having it quietly in the background.
Please don't focus on flash cards, theirs is not the time.
Enjoy this wonderful time of play and learning through play. Let them do it. They'll become better at "it" (whatever it is) as they fail and try again. Failure is growth. They CAN do it.
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Thank you for posting this. I haven't really looked into this school stuff yet, although I suppose I really should start... but how do you get your kids to focus for even a short period of time? My son is a super good kid and not wildly behaved or anything, but we can't seem to get him to FOCUS on what he is doing -- even if we are CONSTANTLY reminding him to pay attention to what we are doing! It is pretty frustrating at times.
This is a bit of a zombie thread but I just wanted to say find simple activities that don't take longer than 5 minutes at least to start.

DD goes to a daycare/preschool and they only do 1-2 sit down "preschool" activities a day for like 5-15 minutes tops. Your LO doesn't need to be doing any more. One simple maze, one simple "Trace a letter/number" worksheet. The rest done through play.
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This is a bit of a zombie thread .
What does that mean pixi?
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