We’ve all been dealt this hand we didn’t ask for, and are now suddenly expected to homeschool our kids due to social distancing. As if many of us needed to add another job title as teacher to our lists. Am I right?! So I thought I’d share some of the things we’ve been using to homeschool, in hopes that you may find it useful to homeschool your preschooler too!
Let me start off by saying how thankful I am that I’m only having to navigate preschool from home right now. I feel for all you Mamas with multiple school-aged kids in higher grades. Mila traditionally was only going to preschool on Tuesdays and Thursdays, and her school is based off child-led leaning. We have already been implementing child-led learning and play in our home so it really hasn’t been a huge life shift for us. It’s just required me to be more intentional with our days to ensure she’s checking off things like penmanship etc that we typically don’t focus a ton of time on.
Let’s Get To It!
I’m sharing this list of resources that has been super helpful for us (and fun for Mila) – all of which can be ordered right off amazon. Bonus, right?!
- My First Learn-to-Write Book
- Scholastic Wipe Clean Work Book
- Early Learning Wipe Clean Activity Book
- Preschool Basics
- Preschool Math
- My First Pencils
- Pencil Grippers
- Crayola Dry-Erase Markers
- Kids Scissors
- Melissa & Doug Sketch Pad
- Crayola Marker/Watercolor Pad
- Crayola Washable Marker/Crayon/Colored Pencil Bundle
Even once the “school year” is over, these are things we will continue to use throughout the year for intentional child-led learning! Because honestly, she’s been loving these workbooks! Connect the dots and all the different matching activities have been her favorites so far! Another homeschooling resource we’ve been loving is the Reading Eggs online reading program. You can read our full review of that HERE.
I hope that if you are trying to figure out this whole teaching your kids from home thing, that you maybe found something useful here to make your life a little easier! If you have any early education resources that you’ve been loving, I’d love for you to share them with me in the comments below!
Stay safe and well!