If you have decided to home school kindergarten or preschool kids, you’re starting on a great adventure. As someone who has been there, my advice is to relax and trust in your ability to learn along side your children.
Knowing what skills your child needs to learn, will bring you more peace and you won’t be constantly wondering if he or she is doing okay. This site is full of creative and interesting ways to teach kids. Be flexible, some of your ideas will flop but home education will only get better as your skills as an educator increase.
- to observe a given topic in a manner that engages their senses
- to ask questions
- to make collections, then sort and classify
- to make comparisons, by measuring and testing
- to make observations regarding quantity, size, position and proportion
- to learn vocabulary to describe their experiences
- to record their learning
Books that help you home school using everyday activities…
Janice VanCleave’s books offer many ideas for teaching science when you home school kindergarten children.
Janice VanCleave’s Big Book of Play and Find Out Science Projects is one of her many science books. The activities for young children are based on I wonder why… type questions.
is another good book for the Pre-K – 2 age group.
Check out my latest e-book, Challenging Children to Investigate with Everyday Things. It shows you how to provide your students with a new science and math investigation every week of the year and comes with 50 year-long recording sheets.