I’ve said before that I almost can’t fathom what it was like to homeschool before the internet; that goes for homeschooling preschool too! There’s no shortage of incredible websites that make it easier than ever to foster early learning at home.
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I’m thankful that there are many websites out there for preschool parents and teachers, but I’m extra thankful for the handful that I find myself going back to time and time again. These are websites that I use for ideas, inspiration, and resources for our homeschool beginnings. These are also the sites where both of my kiddos laugh and learn while using. Let’s take a look at these go-to websites for preschool at home.
Go-to Websites for Homeschooling Preschool
Parent Websites for Homeschooling Preschool
1 + 1 + 1 = 1 – This site is a great website for homeschooling preschoolers, especially if your child is on the younger end of preschool and is just getting started. There are lots of resources here for preschoolers, but just as many available for Tot School.
Homeschool Share – While it’s not only for homeschooling preschoolers, your little learner is sure to love the ideas you’ll find on Homeschool Share. I also don’t think it’s a stretch to say that you could never look elsewhere for preschool ideas and still have more than you’ll ever need just through Homeschool Share. If you’re tackling preschool at home, you’re going to love it!
PK1 Homeschool Fun – Of all the websites in this post, this one is by far the newest to me. I’m still learning my way around, but I’ve learned that PK1 Homeschool Fun is a great resource for homeschooling preschool because of all of the videos, lessons, and printables available. It’s definitely one to bookmark!
Teaching Mama – With printables, craft and play ideas, and seasonal learning too, Teaching Mama is one of my absolute favorites for teaching preschool at home.
This Reading Mama – This website is valuable for much more than early learning, but it’s one to become familiar with if you’re homeschooling preschool. It’s one I’ve turned to frequently for both of my kids because of the huge selection of printables and countless ideas for introducing and furthering reading skills.
Websites for Preschool Printables
3 Dinosaurs – I’ve spent a ton of time perusing 3 Dinosaurs over the years and definitely recommend it for homeschooling preschool. Y’all, I cannot say enough about the preschool printable packs. They’ve been a huge help to me in homeschooling preschool for both of my kids!
Over the Big Moon – Character-themed printable packs have always gone over well in my home, so I always appreciate sites like Over the Big Moon and all of the packs offered there for free.
Royal Baloo – Yet another great website for printable packs! My favorites from Royal Baloo are the holiday-themed packs, the Do-a- Dot pages, and the printables that are made for use with the Bob Books series.
Teaching Mama – Much like 3 Dinosaurs, I can’t begin to tell you how much time I’ve spent on Teaching Mama. I particularly love these printables for the younger end of preschool. They’re perfect for getting started!
This Reading Mama – I love, love, love, the printables from this site! They’re made for hands-on learning and include an awesome variety of activities within each pack.
Websites with Curriculum for
All in One Homeschool – All in One Homeschool is a great option for low-cost homeschooling, but it’s not just for the big kids and teenagers. It offers preschool curriculum in two levels: Getting Ready 1 and Getting Ready 2. The first level focuses on learning the alphabet and phonetic sounds, while the second level advances to reading with phonics.
God’s Little Explorers – We’ve loved using God’s Little Explorers for homeschooling preschool! We have the paid version, which is nice because all of the lesson plans are in one easy document, but the curriculum is also available for free by visiting the Motherhood on a Dime and clicking through each week’s curriculum post.
Letter of the Week – No Time for Flash Cards’ Letter of the Week posts make it super easy to put together a doable, non-intimidating homeschool plan for preschool. It’s not technically a curriculum, but it might as well be. Posts are grouped by letters and contain plenty of craft ideas, activities, and book suggestions for each letter. Combine these with some of the alphabet printables mentioned above and you’ve got an easy formula for preschool at home!
Preschool Weekly Lesson Plans – These free weekly plans from Mud Hut Mama are packed with practical ideas for homeschooling preschool. There’s nothing wrong with purchasing curriculum or specialty preschool resources, but this website proves that expensive curriculum isn’t necessary in order to successfully engage and teach little ones.
Reading the Alphabet – This Reading Mama’s Reading the Alphabet is designed for preschoolers who know the alphabet, but aren’t quite ready to move on to kindergarten-level curriculum. It’s a great in-between option and it’s available for free!
Websites for Preschool Learning
Disney Junior – I can’t say that all of the Disney Junior games have tons of educational merit, but the website is still a fun and safe site for preschoolers. The For Grown-Ups area here is one to check out too. It has additional crafts, activities, and recipes related to Disney Junior shows.
Fisher Price – You may not immediately associate Fisher Price with preschool websites, but this is a great website for homeschooling preschool. The games are easy for little ones to do without much help, they’re age-appropriate, and lots of fun.
PBS Kids – When it comes to educational programming, there’s not a better lineup than PBS — that’s pretty much always been true. Therefore, it shouldn’t be too surprising that the PBS Kids website has lots to offer too. While it’s not exclusively for preschoolers, it’s a website your preschooler will love. Also be sure to check out the For Grownups area. It has links to teaching resources as well as information and ideas for parents and families.
Sprout Online – This is a great site for videos and games for preschoolers, especially those who enjoy watching the Sprout channel. Game categories include math, coloring, letters and spelling, music, and more.
Starfall – Both of my kiddos have spent plenty of time on this site throughout the years. There are benefits to paying for Starfall memebership, but there are lots of free elements for kids to enjoy too. My son spent tons of time here when he was younger using the ABC and the Learn to Read activities, but my daughter has always enjoyed the seasonal games and songs.
YouTube Channels for Preschoolers
ABC Mouse – This YouTube channel is pretty much a preschool smorgasbord. This is a one-stop channel with videos on letters, classic children’s songs, early readers, math concepts, and more. If you’ve got a preschooler, this is a YouTube channel you need to know!
Art for Kids Hub – Most of the Art for Kids Hub offerings are for older kids, but there’s also a great selection of art projects for kids who are five years and younger. My daughter loves that these videos aren’t just for big brother and that she can enjoy these art videos too. Plus, she’s made some adorable stuff through this YouTube channel!
Badanamu – We are some Badanamu-loving folks! The music is catchy and the characters are downright lovable. This YouTube channel has lots of just-for-fun music for your preschooler, nursery rhymes, and craft videos. The best part, however, is the Badanamu ABC videos. They’re perfect for letter recognition and sound reinforcement.
Have Fun Teaching – We primarily rely on this YouTube channel for its great alphabet and number videos, but there are videos for subjects including fitness, science, and sight words.
Sesame Street – Here’s the strange thing: we don’t watch much Sesame Street, but we utilize the YouTube channel a good bit. The available videos change frequently, but there are always plenty of videos that encourage little ones to have fun and learn at the same time.
Do you have favorite websites for preschool? I’d love to hear from you!
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