Homeschooling Preschoolers -
Not Just Surviving, But Thriving

You may be feeling overwhelmed at the thought of homeschooling preschoolers along with all the other things that demand your attention, but let me assure you - there is hope!

I can most certainly identify with feelings of being overwhelmed and feeling like there is NOT enough mom to stretch around to everyone who needs you.  It seems like every stage of life has its challenges, and homeschooling preschoolers is no exception.  

But - what could be more rewarding than being able to be the one to teach your daughter her colors or your son how to write his name?  Believe me, the rewards are great, so I encourage you to embrace this challenge!

little boy and girl holding hands

When baby number five joined our family the end of July one year, I knew we were going to face a different set of challenges with getting our school year rolling. 

Since one of the blessings of homeschooling is the flexibility, we rearranged our schedule, starting early and then taking a break when Sophia was born.

Starting school back up with a newborn in the house was a challenge, but I found that she was often very easy to take care of while I’m sitting in the school room anyway.

My bigger challenge was homeschooling preschoolers, our four and two-year-olds, and having them entertained (preferably quietly!) while they were in the schoolroom with us.

They loved to be with us when we were having school, but often after they did some school activities, they'd run off and play together, leaving me with more time to help our two oldest boys.

Fun Ideas for Preschoolers

  • The big book, Advanced Preschool, from Rainbow Resource is great! Very colorful and fun for preschoolers.
  • Use old schoolbooks and let your little ones scribble and color to their heart's content. They love it because they feel like they're really doing school!
  • Write letters and numbers for your preschoolers to trace, starting with the letters of their name, and letting them write over them with crayons.
  • The Shape and Color Sorter and Number Express by Lauri are wonderful and have entertained our children for a long time!
  • Prepare Busy Bags with fun and simple activities for your preschoolers. There are lots of ideas online for fun Busy Bag projects. One I like is the Pom-Pom Stuff It.  Take a plastic container (even a sour cream container works!), cut a small hole in the lid, and fill the container with pom-poms.  You can dump the pom-poms out and let your child poke them into the hole.  Doesn't that sound like fun?!

Homeschooling preschoolers is challenging and also a rewarding way of spending time with them, beginning their quality education.

May you have many peaceful, happy days of teaching your preschoolers!

Blessings,

Annette

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