Activity Ideas for Preschoolers
...or... "Yes, you can still get something done with older
kids when there's a toddler in the house."
Activities for young children and children with special needs.
Good Times with Music and Rhythm
Through music children learn to express their emotions, learn
about their bodies, learn about their culture, and can even learn
just about every academic subject. Colorado State University.
A Homeschool Curriculum for Preschool and Kindergarten
Can anyone recommend a curriculum for pre-K and kindergarten? Lillian Jones answers this FAQ.
Homeschool Preschool Curriculum
Need a homeschool preschool curriculum? Have you thought about homeschooling your child - but aren't sure you have what it takes to persevere? Homeschooling during the preschool ages is a great way to try everything out and see if it's going to work for your family. By Michelle Caskey, Homeschool Your Boys.
How to Keep Your Toddler Entertained While You Are Homeschooling
Divide and conquer. Put books on tape for your child. Provide a Dress-Up Box. These and more great ideas from Linda J. Coyle.
Making Learning Fun
An early childhood education website filled with educational printables and activities for the children you love.
Shirley's Preschool Activities
A work-at-home, homeschooling mom of five children (aged from
teen to tiny 'tot') shows you convenient, easy, no mess, no fuss,
user-friendly preschool activities so that you can use your time
How do other families homeschool with babies in the house? By
Laura Weldon, HEM S/O 2003.
A homeschool mom gets her older children to learn math using the family infant as a source for math problems. For example: Alex said, "A newborn baby seems tiny, but she can go through a lot of diapers. If Renée keeps up a steady pace of seven dipes/day until she is potty trained - let's say, about two and a half years old -- how many times will we have to change her?"
A Gift of Time
By homeschooling, you give them the gift of time to explore the
world. Between the ages of three and five, my children spent
most of their time looking for frogs and tadpoles in the neighbor's
pond, or salamanders under rocks. by Sue Smith-Heavenrich, HEM
Bev Bos Video Interview
When we talk about early childhood development, what are the basics? Give yourself some time to really listen to this video, and then to play it again for your spouse.
Homeschooling 3 and 4 Year Olds
Actually children don't need academic knowledge before they start school - they really need listening skills, a good attention span, and fine motor skills. By Billie in CT.
Homeschooling with little ones around.
I'm often asked how to homeschool when you have babies and toddlers underfoot.
Homeschooling With Toddlers
Do you view your toddlers as assets or liabilities to your homeschool?
Yes, homeschooling with toddlers can be a challenge. By Tamara
Just Say NO to Baby Einstein - and rethink TV
As the APA points out - TV for kids under two is just a bad idea, period. TV for kids older is best limited and done together with parents.
Organizing Your Homeschool, Daycare, and Household
How is one suppose to live at home, work at home, run a child care at home, and have a school on top of that?
Phonics in Utero
Early childhood learning taken to its ultimate level - in utero.
By David H Albert, HEM J/F 06.
These are things we have done at one time or another. Obviously, some require more supervision than others. Many are intended for when the child is near you as you work with other children on their lessons. These are in no particular order. If nothing else, maybe reading this list will get your own creative juices flowing.
Don't rush your child through their childhood because you think
you are giving them a head start on achieving great things. By
Preschool With Mommy
You might recognize some of the content here as being part of Terrie Lynn Bittner's previous site Toddler Homeschool. This is our new home and our new look, with a cast of fun royals to help us learn how to preschool babies, toddlers, preschoolers, and kindergartners.
Tykes on Trikes
We're Tykes On Trikes, a coalition of young children (ages 0-5)
throughout the world who are ticked off. If our parents won't
protect us from this hype, we'll do it ourselves. We have had
enough! We are tired of being the pawns of big government, corporations,
politicians, teachers' unions, pharmaceutical companies and other
special interest groups.
Here, you can learn how to use the universe as a preschool, so
that your children will grow up to be successful, well-adjusted,
happy adults. Our goal is to help parents make a better universe,
one child at a time.
Universal Preschool: A Weapon of Mass Instruction in The War On Toddlers
This article examines the campaign for universal preschool for
all children, which is set in place to provide an "education
system in which all sectors, from pre-kindergarten through postsecondary
education, are aligned and coordinated into one integrated system."
by Diane Flynn Keith - HEM N/D 05
Unpreschool new trend in homeschooling
How do you present more structured social opportunities to your
three-to-five-year-olds who are destined to homeschool? According
to a mom who organizes one of my playgroups, it's the "unpreschool."
What is the "myth of the first three years" that you talk about?
Brain science has told us very little about what we can do to raise our children and raise our children better. By John Bruer.
Why Preschool Shouldn't Be Like School
New research shows that teaching kids more and more, at ever-younger ages, may backfire. By Alison Gopnik, Slate, March 16, 2011.
Why Professionals and Politicians Are Wrong About Preschool
This column shows ways in which a few studies are being seriously misused to push for more preschool. It examines what's behind the increase in preschool. Then it suggest actions we can take. By Larry and Susan Kaseman, HEM N/D 07.