Need help with preschool at home? This Ultimate Guide to Homeschooling Preschool has you covered with the information and resources you need to homeschool your preschooler.
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I’ve been blessed to homeschool both of my kids from the very beginning, starting with their preschool years. Today I’m happy to share suggestions and fantastic resources for homeschooling the preschool years.
Ultimate Guide to Preschool at Home
Homeschooling Preschool Posts
I love sharing our experiences with homeschooling preschool and passing along what worked well for our family. One of my favorite places to do that is here.
Click the dropdown arrow below to see some of the preschool posts you’ll find here on the blog:
Help for Homeschooling Preschool
My Go-to Websites for Homeschooling Preschool
5 Fantastic Resources for Homeschooling Preschool
Having Fun with Preschool Learning Letter by Letter
Top 10 Free Kindle Apps for Preschoolers
Why We’re Homeschooling Preschool Sooner Than Expected
Beyond Playtime: Preschool at Home
Favorite Pre-Reading Resources
Important Things to Remember
for Preschool at Home
Help for the Preschool Journey
While I read my fair share of blog posts and internet articles, books are where I turn when I want to absorb myself with information on a given subject. Below are some book suggestions to help you as you journey through preschool at home.
- Mommy, Teach Me by Barbara Curtis
- The Homegrown Preschooler by Kathy H. Lee and Lesli Richards
- Home Learning Year by Year by Rebecca Rupp
- Homeschooling the Early Years by Linda Dobson
- The Well Trained Mind by Susan Wise Bauer and Jessie Wise
- Honey for a Child’s Heart by Gladys Hunt
- Fun-Schooling for Moms of Preschoolers by Georgia Janisse
- Learn with Play by Kid Blogger Network
- How We Teach by iHomeschool Network
- Playful Learning by Mariah Bruehl
No time for reading up on preschool at home?
Need the information, but just don’t have time to read up on homeschooling preschool right now? Consider listening to the following audiobooks dedicated to homeschooling preschool:
- The Call of the Wild and Free
- Montessori at Home Guide
- Charlotte Mason’s Home Education
- Balanced and Barefoot: How Unrestriced Outdoor Play Makes for Strong, Confident, and Capable Children
- Honey for a Child’s Heart
Curriculum Ideas for Preschool at Home
I’ve never been secretive about my tendency to hoard preschool curriculum. Because of that, I’ve had ample opportunity to view, study, and use more preschool curricula than my two kids would ever actually need.
All of my favorites are inexpensive programs that “let them be little” while encouraging a love for learning and laying solid educational foundation. Here’s a look at some great curriculum options for homeschooling preschool.
- Preschool Learning Letter by Letter from Knowledge Box Central
- God’s Little Explorers from Stacie Nelson
- Raising Rock Stars Preschoolers from Carisa Hinson
- Learn and Grow Hands-on Preschool Curriculum from Michelle Caskey
- Before Five in a Row
- PreK Curriculum Pack from The Relaxed Homeschool
- Year of Little Lesson Plans by Courtney Loquasto
- The Preschool Journey by Angela Thayer
Preschool at Home with Pinterest
I love stashing homeschool ideas on Pinterest and I’ve got plenty of pins to show for it! If you haven’t hit the preschool Pinterest goldmine yet, come along and pin with me. I’m adding new pins to my preschool boards all the time!
If you’re looking for some specific preschool boards to follow, here are some with tons of preschool ideas to use in your homeschool:
- Homeschool – PreK and K
- Homeschool – Letter of the Week
- IHN Preschool from iHomeschool Network
- Preschool Learning from This Reading Mama
- All Things Preschool from Teaching Mama
- Preschool Play and Learn from Beth Gordon
- Home Preschool from In Lieu of Preschool
- Preschool Learning from True Aim Education
- Preschool, Kindergarten, and Early Education Learning from Natural Beach Living
- Let’s Build It! Preschool from Homeschool Share
Learning through Play
I don’t believe in overschooling, but I’m a big believer in uninhibited, unstructured play. Thankfully there are lots of activities and toys that pull double duty for playtime and preschool.
These are a few of our favorites to have around:
- Mega Blocks
- Matching Games
- Number Puzzles
- Lacing Beads
- Activity Books
- Pattern Blocks
- Magnetic Letters
- Sorting Toys
- Bug Catching Kits
Arts & Crafts Resources for Preschoolers
Preschoolers LOVE to create! Not a master artist? No worries, your preschooler doesn’t have to miss out on having fun with arts and crafts. Not sure what resources to have on hand, projects to tackle, or posts to read? The links below are perfect places to start!
- Art and Craft Supplies
- Art Lab for Little Kids
- Preschool Art
- Using Amazon’s Creative Galaxy for Preschool Art
- Art for Kids Hub
- Do A Dot Markers
- Homeschool Art: Preschool & Kindergarten
- Process Art for Preschool
- Preschool Crafts
Hear me out, I’m not suggesting that you use the television or Roku for a babysitting service, but most likely there will be times where your preschooler is watching TV. Why not use that viewing time to reinforce preschool concepts?
Here are some suggestions for preschool-friendly educational programming:
Imagination & Social Emphasis
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What suggestions do you have for preschool at home? I’d love for you to share your suggestions or favorite resources in the comments!
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