We love learning!
I started teaching preschool not only to break up the boring long days, where nothing seemed to be happening but because the little man needed one on one time when little sister came along. He soaked it up like a sponge!
How we do it:
Every week we have a theme. I usually choose this based off what interests him or what he needs to know for kindergarten. We hardly ever use "worksheets" and explore everything as if we were just playing along side each other. Some themes hold his interest for hours while others may last 5 minutes. I let him guide how long each "lesson" goes for, that way it never feels forced.
Here are some examples of what we have done:
Week long theme: Weather
Activities: Shaving cream clouds, rain/pouring bath tub activity, building/flying a kite, being a weather man, read a book about storms, how strong is wind? blowing things with straws and fans, knowing what is hot and cold, etc.
Week long theme: Spring
Activities: plant a seed, what plants need to grow, trip to college greenhouses, playing in the dirt with trucks,baby animals, what comes from an egg?, walk outside to find different plants, etc.
Week long theme: 5 senses
Activities: smell activity, Sour, sweet, bitter taste test, guess whats in the box by touch, home made slime, hearing sounds, I spy sight game, etc
Week long theme: Letter A
Activities: paint with apples, make an airplanes, write letter "a" in shaving cream, forming letter a with different toys, letter a song from abc mouse, hide and seek ants, etc
Week long theme: Measuring
Activities: making cookies, how long is it? measuring tape, using cars to measure, counting to measure, measure with time running, etc
Hello, I'm Lindsey
A wife to hubby pursing higher education, a mother to two energetic kids, obsessed with all things farmhouse vintage and believer that food always taste better when it is shared.