Simple ideas and resources for getting started with preschool homeschool

Are you going to homeschool preschool? When it’s time to start thinking about homeschooling your preschooler, there are some simple and easy ideas to get you going.  Don’t stress about homeschool with your young children! 

We have some fun and helpful resources and advice on how to get started with learning activities at home! 

Homeschooling can be such a fantastic bonding experience for you and your children.  Parents who are new to homeschooling might be intimidated by all the options involved in homeschooling. 

Here are some awesome tips and ideas for getting set-up with homeschool for your preschool aged child. 

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Homeschool Preschool Resources

There are honestly an overwhelming amount of ideas and cuerrirculm and different options to explore when you start looking into homeschooling.  It’s easy to get frustrated when you are trying to make decisions. 

Breaking things down into simple steps is a great way to get started.

How to get Started Homeschooling

When it comes to homeschooling a preschooler, start small.  It’s important to not try to jump in with full days planned and spend tons of money…young children learn through play and best with a broken up and flexible lesson schedule. 

You will only make more work for yourself if you try to plan things too tightly as you are transitioning to learning.

Check out these awesome tips for starting to teach preschool at home.

Find a Homeschool Tribe

Another important step in starting the process of homeschooling is to remember not to do it alone.  It’s important to have a support system around you. 

There are tons of Facebook groups you can join full of moms doing just what you are doing that can help answer questions and encourage you.

You can also locate local groups in person.  This is especially helpful when you want to start incorporating playdates and outings into your schedule.  It’s great to have other local families to explore local places like the zoo or a museum with.  

Finally, you can find tons of homeschool channels on YouTube that are helpful to follow and gain insight from as you go!

Picking Homeschool Curriculum

It is not necessary to purchase a whole curriculum when you are starting out.  You can completely homeschool preschoolers with simple games, puzzles and books you have at home. 

If you do decide you want to use a curriculum, I highly recommend Timberdoodle!  It’s colorful and full of amazing options that your kiddos will love.  The benefit of having the curriculum is that it walks you through setting up your homeschool routine day by day.

Other Options for Curriculum 

Relaxed homeschooling is another option that doesn’t require a curriculum.  Homeschool preschool doesn’t have to be overwhelming. Read these tips to create a relaxed and rich atmosphere to teach your child at home!

Go Science Kids has lots of fun, hands-on science activities that preschoolers (and their grown-ups) can do together at home.

Types of Preschool Homeschool Resources

Once you have decided whether you want to purchase curriculum or put together resources on your own, you can start thinking about the types of learning and teaching you want to use.  Here are some resources to help get you going…

Play Learning 

Play learning is one of the best options for preschool.  Young children do some of their best learning during play.  The best part of this too, is that they don’t always know it’s learning. 

They are just having fun  playing games and spending time with you. 

Check out these examples of play learning:

Preschoolers do a lot of learning through play. Check out these great educational games for preschoolers.

 

Roll a Playdoh Rainbow: Practice number and color recognition with these fun playdough mats! This fun activity if great for motor skills and learning numbers!

 

This simple and easy salt dough recipe is the perfect rainy day activity… Kids will master valuable kitchen skills while learning how to make salt dough, and then spend hours playing with it! 

 

Montessori Homeschool Preschool Ideas

Montessori Learning is a method of education that is based on self-directed activity, hands-on learning and collaborative play.  This is a very common idea for homeschooling.

Here is a great example of a Montessori system and how to implement Montessori type activities at home with multiple children: tips for organizing, storing, and rules for using the activities.

 

STEM for Preschoolers at home

You definitely can’t forget STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics).  STEM activities are not only super educational, they are also hands-on and very interesting for kids as they start to develop interest in learning.

Get STEM activities that preschoolers will love. And they actually contain the scientific explanation! These are easy and fun. 

 

Sensory Bins for Hands-on Learning

Sensory Bins are a super popular option for homeschooling preschoolers.  Help your little one learn through touch and discovery with these simple and easy to create sensory bins.

Here are some examples of great sensory bin ideas: 

Let your preschooler create with this open ended art sensory bin

 

Sensory activities preschoolers can’t get enough of! Work on observation skills, build vocabulary, practice letters and counting, and more. Get taste safe and mess-free options too! 

 

Free Resources for Homeschool

Here are some additional free resources for homeschooling preschoolers:

Over 20 learning prompts for preschoolers to learn math, language, writing, and life skills.

These Color By Number Printables are great for helping pre-schoolers recognize their numbers and colors while also working on their fine motor skills. 

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Here are some helpful links for homeschooling preschoolers:

 

Conclusion for Homeschool Ideas for Preschoolers:

When it comes to setting up homeschool for your preschooler, there are lots of options.  We have some tips and advice for setting up your first homeschool year.  Check out these simple homeschooling resources and ideas to help you have a successful year without all the stress!

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