Here are some great preschool homeschool ideas to get your preschooler learning and having fun! Remember preschool is for developing a love for learning through play. Make learning fun and make your worksheets and written work FUN to! 😉
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First of all make note that preschoolers are very energetic! Teaching energetic children can be tricky at times. Just be sure you give them lots of opportunities for movement. If you are doing worksheets let them get up and run around in circles for 5 minutes! Then get back to your work. This goes for same crafts as well. Some kids will not even sit still for crafts! That’s okay! Give them the time they need and remember to be patient with them. These preschool years will fly by so fast that the most important thing is to ENJOY it!
As you may know I have created a full 9 week pre-k course. So be sure to check that out as well. It’s simple to follow and everything is preplanned. Just print it out and go!
Be sure to sneak in some hands on work for fine motor skills. I like little projects like writing your ABC’s in shaving cream or in a box top full of sand. Crumbling paper up is also a good way to help develop those little hand muscles. There is also this cute little game by Learning Rescourses called Froggy Feeding Fun that I used for building hand muscles. It’s mainly to help with numbers and colors (BONUS!), but I really enjoyed it for his fine motor skills. Another great thing to use are your basic Lego’s and building blocks which can help with fine motor skills and also to boost creative skills.
For reading and phonics I used a program called Preschool Prep Series and we LOVE it! He learned everything so quickly! We also used this set for colors and numbers. It covers so much! I would put the DVD’s on while we ate our lunch and he picked it up at lighting speed.
We also did Signing Time videos. We still watch them even 2 years later. He LOVES these DVD’s. We started using sign language when he was still a baby and to young to talk. I want to say around 6 months old. So it was just natural for us to move into this and keeping going with it.
Other than that be sure you are getting in LOTS of laughs and giggles! Practice your patience and have fun together!