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Creating Your Own Homeschool Preschool Curriculum

Updated on April 18, 2011

Creating Your Own Homeschool Preschool Curriculum

There are a variety of ways in which you can put your own preschool curriculum together. Of course, there is also the option of purchasing a homeschool preschool program from one of the many preschool curriculum providers.

If you do choose to put together your own homeschool preschool curriculum, one approach that you could take is to go through daily life and share various experiences with your preschooler. Of course, this is done in a way that is actually a lot less structured. However, it is a good idea to do a lot of reading while you explore life and their world together. Throughout this exploration you can emphasize those things they enjoy doing while they are learning.

On the other hand, if you would like to be doing a packaged preschool curriculum but your budget will not allow for this, then you could always design your own preschool curriculum. Simply start with a rough outline of what your goals for learning are. You may wish to consult some web sites though to see the criteria that they have listed so that you can evaluate your child's strengths and weaknesses. All it takes in order to find this is a small amount of searching via your favorite Search Engine. Look for web sites that have to do with evaluating early childhood educational development and there you will find numerous checklists that you will be able to use.

Once you have determined your preschooler's learning objectives you should go ahead and search the Internet for some ideas to help you through the upcoming school year. The best tool that can help you focus in doing this is your calendar. Take a look at the various seasons and holidays and then develop some broad theme type of learning material. Make sure that you keep your learning activities fun for your child and easy for you to do. It is also important that you keep these things relevant to what is going on in their lives.

In addition to the calendar you should also plan on setting up some field trips to places within your community. This is important because preschoolers learn by experiencing life. Therefore, if you want to keep your preschooler's attention, go ahead and take her on these types of field trips.

As you start to put all of these ideas together, you should make a rough draft or list of all of the materials that you are going to need to use in order to support the educational goals that you have established for your preschooler. Remember, this is a "rough" draft that you can refine later on. Your mission here is to simply start to stockpile the materials that you will need for doing the things on this list. As you do so, make sure that you do not overlook any and all of the items that you have lying around your house. Things like boxes, plastic jars, lids, cans and colorful objects can all be used if you do not limit your imagination. Plus there are even more ideas that can be found out there on the Internet for you to use.


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      Nan Mynatt 6 years ago

      Thanks for your information I think that it is excellent for parents who want to homeschool.

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      Clara Ghomes 8 years ago

      you have written a nice hub on preschooling correculm.. good info..