Welcome to the exciting world of preschool! Homeschooling preschool is really just an extension of what you are already doing as a parent. The games and songs, crafts and life skills — all of these get built upon as you intentionally choose to preschool at home. You’ve likely already been laying a foundation of numeracy skills by counting Cheerios, setting out spoons and cups for lunch, and singing finger-play songs. You’ve been establishing literacy by reading good books, teaching letters, and encouraging your child to recount the details of their day.
These are very critical years in your child’s development, and we at HSLDA believe that you are well-equipped to bring your child through this phase. We want to join you in your journey and support you as needed. Our FREE preschool membership is a great way to get the support and resources you need to tend to this job in the best way possible.
Read more about homeschooling through preschool here.
Is Preschool Really Best for your Child?
Would you like to enjoy another year with your preschool child at home?
You taught them to walk and talk, why can’t you teach them numbers and colours too?
Your preschool child’s chief desire is to build a close physical and emotional relationship with you. Not only is this what your child wants, but this is also what is best for his psychological development.
This cannot be achieved in a daycare or preschool setting.
Your child will learn most naturally, and will learn best, by learning from you, the parent.
-that parents are the best educators of their children;
-that learning is a natural process that can be enjoyable, especially when integrated into family life;
-that children do best when their family time, not their preschool or daycare time, is the central element of their lives.
Many other parents are teaching their children at home. HSLDA is here to help you get to know this community.
Play in just 5 Minutes
Teach your preschooler a simple skill in just 5 minutes. Preschool children will also learn what 5 minutes means. Maybe they need to wait 5 minutes until Daddy comes home or 5 minutes until they have their snack. For these ideas and others check out Your Modern Family.
The Different Ways Kids Learn
From Canadian Living – Identify and nurture your children’s individual learning styles. The Different Ways Kids Learn, written by Christine Langlois, begins with discussing childhood learning stages and learning to read. Reading is an important skill and may be difficult for some children to learn to do, but if they learn according to their learning style the process will be 100 percent successful! The article goes on to talk about different ways to help your child improve in the learning areas they may be weak in. To read more go to Canadian Living.
Preschool Special Needs
Helping a Child with a Speech Delay
Little ones sometimes need some help and encouragement to speak. The ideas found here are simple and easy to do with your toddler to help them over their speech hurdles. Be consistent is often the key to any skill that needs to be mastered.
Ever wanted an easy way to teach your kindergarten age child math, alphabet, reading, and motor skills? With these free printable worksheets your child will be able to learn these basic skills (and more!) with your help, or even on his own. Available through School Sparks you can also purchase their Workbook (461 of their best worksheets).
Ten Reasons Why to Teach Young Children
Ten reasons why it is never too early to start teaching your preschooler: 1. It’s fun. Play is how a child learns to make playtime rich with learning activities. The creative parents will have just as much fun as the children. 2. It’s easy. A walk in the park, digging in the sandbox, pulling out the crayons and paper – learning happens naturally, every day. 3. Bonding. What better way to bond than to share a favorite picture book with the baby in your arms without distractions. Read More.
I Can Teach My Child
I Can Teach My Child is a playful, colourful website full of activities for babies to children 6+. Listed are thematic units, concepts, holidays, and a tab just for parents – including some great photography tips!