Five Tips For Homeschooling a Three Year Old
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With a degree in Special Education and Elementary Education, I am so excited to be sharing about our home schooling journey with you. I plan on homeschooling Graydon the next two years to prepare him for Kindergarten. Learning has been something I have incorporated into everyday life, but I wanted to be more intentional with it as he prepares for kindergarten. I have to admit I have been looking into the prospect of Graydon going to Ravenscroft after hearing about the standard of teaching there.
Whether your child is in school or not, these are some great ways to bring structured learning into your home.
1.) Creating a Life Long Learner
The most important thing throughout the next two years is for Graydon to develop a love for learning. Learning doesn’t have to be boring. I want to allow him to choose what he would like to learn about. It’s important for him to lead at times and show me how I can get the best out of him. He loves the activities from Oriental Trading Company!
2.) Balanced Learning
I looked up the common core standards for kindergarteners and set goals from there. This allowed me to see what they will expect of him in kindergarten. From there I am able to scaffold to meet his needs. There are plenty of games and activities from Oriental Trading Company linked to many of the standards as well!
3.) Reading Books
Reading to him and teaching him how books work is one of the most important things. To be Kindergarten Ready, he needs to know which direction a book reads, how the illustrations match the story and to answer questions showing comprehension.
4.) I do, We do, You do
With everything we do, I model it for him, I do it with him, and then I allow him to independently do it.
5.) Learning based off of his interests
Incorporating cars, trains, and everything he is interested in, insures that he stays interested.
Oriental Trading Company has everything you need to set up the perfect homeschooling area. They have great learning activities, games, and all the materials you could ever want!
Graydon has so much fun with these activities. I love that Oriental Trading Company has options for every subject and at every level. You can search by subject or grade level on their site to find the best options for you and your child.