Note: This column was published in the Barrow Journal on March 26, 2014. Sometimes I worry that I don’t give my four-year-old enough attention, but then again, sometimes I worry that I don’t give my seven-year-old enough attention. In truth, it’s probably about even. For three years, my oldest son had all my attention, but his … Continue reading Project-based Homeschooling Preschool: My four-year-old’s projects
In some ways, I hesitate to say that I homeschooled preschool with my first son. I was fairly relaxed with him during his "preschool" years (which isn't to say I didn't worry or wonder if I was doing it right), and he made it easy because he learned to recognize the ABCs before he could even speak … Continue reading Homeschooling Preschool the 2nd Time: My Four-Year-Old’s Letter D
i.e., The building blocks for a child’s education, starting with preschool. My four-year-old is of preschool age, though I won't consider him "pre-K" until next year. (This is because both my boys have August birthdays, but I also believe children are required to start school too early nowadays. Of course, it depends on the individual … Continue reading The Only Preschool (or Kindergarten) Curriculum You Need Is Your Enthusiasm
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Once after watching an episode of Bob the Builder, the five-year-old told me he wanted to build a bridge. Who says TV is bad for kids?! Thanks to Lori of Camp Creek Blog I tuned into the fact that boys like to build. Boys like hands-on activities. (Of course, lots of girls do too!) Building fosters their … Continue reading Boys Like to Build
Free places to take kids and get out into nature in Athens, Georgia.
Thinking about homeschooling and kindergarten. Because my son's birthday is so late in the year, I've decided that I'd wait a year to send him to Kindergarten, but since we're homeschooling, it's more of a mental note for myself.
Our field trip to the aquarium! Taking advantage of such venues is a must for homeschoolers!
This is the third part of my 3-part column series that I wrote for The Barrow Journal about homeschooling a preschooler. In it I focus on our online learning.
Ideas for homeschooling preschoolers. As promised, here is the second column that I wrote for The Barrow Journal on homeschooling a preschooler. In it I write some specific examples of what I do to teach my son, such as activity books, games, puzzles, and some of the arts and crafts we do. Scroll down to see some related links and photos.