Homeschooling for Preschool

Your guide to the best curriculums and learning activities for preschoolers!

What Does Homeschooling Look Like in Preschool?

Creating a homeschool environment for preschool involves a lot of creative play and hands-on learning.

Since you are in charge, you can decide how much time you want to set aside each day for learning and how structured you want to be.

Some kids thrive with more structure, but studies show all kids at the preschool age learn best through creative play.

Having an adaptable preschool program is something to consider so it can be tailored to your individual child’s learning style.

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Top 5 Preschool Homeschool Curriculums

Some of the benefits of choosing a preschool homeschool curriculum is that it saves you time and is less expensive then sending your child to a private school.

You can chart your child’s educational course and give your child the one-on-one attention that kids thrive on.

We have the top five most popular preschool homeschool programs voted on families and educators that have tested and used these home school programs – people just like you.

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The Five in a Row (FIAR) Preschool Curriculum has been a well-known and loved preschool program for more than 25 years and has programs for children as young as to years old up to 12 years old.

These FIAR curriculums not only offer literature packs but also offer a Bible and Cookbook supplement.

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Preschool Homeschool Supplies

Unless you are planning to create your own preschool homeschool curriculum, we recommend deciding on a curriculum. Preschool home school supplies range from lesson plan guides, to literature packs, activity kits, flash cards, and other supplemental resources that homeschool curriculum companies provide.

Of course, there are the traditional school supplies like crayons, glue sticks, age-appropriate scissors, washable markers and paint, puppets, and even dice for counting.

If you are on a budget, yard sales and discount stores are a great way to get preschool homeschool supplies like learning games and art supplies to go along with your ready-to-go lesson plans.

Preschool Homeschool Activity Ideas

Activity workbooks, coloring books, recipes, and picture story books are great additions to a preschool homeschool environment.

Many companies like Abeka, Little Hands to Heaven, and Timberdoodle Preschool have innovative ways to teach preschool age children and include clever activities to capture the attention of preschool students.

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TTD365 Audio Resources - Preschool (Members Only!)

Help! I’m Homeschooling and I Have a Toddler Strapped to My Leg

Speaker: Jamie Erickson “Mom, Johnny’s drinking from the dog dish again!” Homeschooling with little ones under foot can often feel a bit like brushing your teeth while eating Oreos–a bit counterintuitive. But, the fact is, the foundation of homeschool is HOME and everyone in it, even the toddler who’s currently feeding Cheerios to the goldfish. […]

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Six Magic Phrases That Will Transform Your Homeschool: Overlooked Strategies and Tactics That Will Have You Say, “Why Didn’t I Think of That?!”

Speaker: Antoinette Lagrossa Did you know that the way you phrase things can change your child’s whole outlook on the day? Use Montessori’s powerful techniques to make the most of both verbal and nonverbal communication with your child. Set the stage for your child to become a principled, self-directed learner who takes ownership of their […]

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The Peaceful Preschool

Speaker: Jennifer Pepito In this workshop Jennifer will provide many ideas for using picture books, projects and independent work to meet the developmental needs of young children while teaching your school age students. You will hear scheduling ideas, book and game recommendations as well as humorous stories of how she managed to care for her […]

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Overcoming Middle School Blues: Why Your Children Are Failing at Math and How to Turn Them Around

Speaker: Antoinette Lagrossa Does your middle school child struggle with math? Are you both dreading math time? Multi-sensory tips and Socratic questioning will help your struggling learner have a new outlook on math and overcome the middle school blues! Listen Now Favorite

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Help! I’m Homeschooling and I Have a Toddler Strapped to My Leg

Speaker: Jamie Erickson “Mom, Johnny’s drinking from the dog dish again!” Homeschooling with little ones under foot can often feel a bit like brushing your teeth while eating Oreos–a bit counterintuitive. But, the fact is, the foundation of homeschool is HOME and everyone in it, even the toddler who’s currently feeding Cheerios to the goldfish. […]

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Six Magic Phrases That Will Transform Your Homeschool: Overlooked Strategies and Tactics That Will Have You Say, “Why Didn’t I Think of That?!”

Speaker: Antoinette Lagrossa Did you know that the way you phrase things can change your child’s whole outlook on the day? Use Montessori’s powerful techniques to make the most of both verbal and nonverbal communication with your child. Set the stage for your child to become a principled, self-directed learner who takes ownership of their […]

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Help! I’m Homeschooling and I Have a Toddler Strapped to My Leg

Speaker: Jamie Erickson “Mom, Johnny’s drinking from the dog dish again!” Homeschooling with little ones under foot can often feel a bit like brushing your teeth while eating Oreos–a bit counterintuitive. But, the fact is, the foundation of homeschool is HOME and everyone in it, even the toddler who’s currently feeding Cheerios to the goldfish. […]

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Sing Your Way Through Your Day!

Speaker: Jean Thomason Music is God’s “MAGIC”. What does the Bible, history, and today’s research say about using music to teach little ones? How can this help empower us to teach/train babies, toddlers, and preschoolers? How can music CHANGE the attitude and atmosphere in your home/church and impart biblical Truth? Listen Now Favorite

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The Early Years – Homeschooling Your Preschooler

Speaker: Sonya Shafer Give your child what is most important. Instead of academic or social pressures, Charlotte Mason encouraged mothers to give their little ones a full six years of developing good habits, getting acquainted with nature, exploring with the five senses, growing in their spiritual lives, and more. Listen Now Favorite

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Building Strong Foundation for Learning – At Any Age

Speaker: Linda Kane What you do the first five years of life will impact your child’s learning for life. Those “preschool years” are critical for building a strong foundation for all children. The potential of any individual is based upon the opportunities and stimulation presented to them. When enhanced and targeted stimulation is introduced in […]

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But How Will I Teach Them To Read

Speaker: Laura MacFarlan Reading is the foundation of every subject we teach. Before moving on to history, science, or literature, a child must first be able read. We all understand this truth, but it’s intimidating to many homeschool parents. The rules of phonics, mastering letter sounds, understanding the plethora of exceptions in the English language […]

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If We Intend for Them to Comprehend – Primary Grades

Speaker: Karen Farmer Wanamaker The Comprehension Kids program is a five-part supplement to existing reading programs. The incremental approach supports primary aged children transitioning from concrete experiences to independent mastery of the abstract concepts used by mature readers. This practical, hands-on workshop will delight and inspire parents to “do things differently to make a difference”. […]

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No Longer Little and Not Quite Teens

Speaker: Hal and Melanie Young The turmoil of the tween/preteen years between nine and thirteen usually catches parents by surprise. Diligent students become addled and distracted. Kids raised in church start questioning the existence of God. Sweet children seem to climb on an emotional rollercoaster – and then invite you to join them. Don’t get […]

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Wonderful Ways to Learn Non-Phonetic & Sight Words

Speaker: Carol Hale I had a brilliant 7th grade student whom I tutored spell “of” as “oave.” Another 50-year-old adult dyslexic learner was still spelling “said” as “sed.” Why are some of these words so hard? Sadly, many curricula are weak in separating these kinds of words, which must be taught differently than phonetic words. […]

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The Transformative Power of Reading for the Central One Idea

This talk, geared toward students and teachers of literature, can dramatically change the way you read literature. Reading for the Central One Idea gives purpose and direction to your reading, opening the way for a more illuminating and sophisticated interaction with the text

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Help I’m Homeschooling and I Have a Toddler

Speaker: Jamie EricksonFounder and Lead Author of the Unlikely Homeschool seeks to encourage young moms in the trenches of motherhood. Listen Now https://s3.amazonaws.com/ttdfiles.teachthemdiligently.net/memberscontent/audio/2018/columbus-oh/help-im-homeschooling-and-i-have-a-toddler.mp3 Download this Audio File Favorite

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Caution Passionate Writer Ahead

Speaker: Carol KinseyHelping people recognize road blocks that keep them from writing and overcoming those road blocks to become a passionate writer! Listen Now https://s3.amazonaws.com/ttdfiles.teachthemdiligently.net/memberscontent/audio/2018/columbus-oh/caution-passionate-writer-ahead.mp3 Download this Audio File Favorite

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Getting Started Homeschooling

This session is a practical ???how-to??? workshop intended to help new home educators meet the Ohio state requirements for notification and assessment. We will review Ohio’s homeschool regulations in a way that is interactive and engaging. Examples of notifications and Ohio’s assessment options will be examined.Whether you are in the process of deciding to home educate or you are ready to begin, this session will provide answers to your questions.

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Homeschooling From the Beginning

Speaker: Hal and Melanie YoungTeaching young children or just starting out with homeschooling from the beginning! Listen Now https://s3.amazonaws.com/ttdfiles.teachthemdiligently.net/memberscontent/audio/2018/columbus-oh/homeschooling-from-the-beginning.mp3 Download this Audio File Favorite

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Raising Real Men: Surviving and Appreciating Boys

Have you ever had war break out during a play date? A single math lesson take three hours? Find your child turns every object into a pretend weapon? Then maybe you’re raising a boy! Hal and Melanie Young have SIX sons and a wealth of experience and Biblical principles – and a sense of humor – to encourage and empower the parents of boys.

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Mom, Don’t Make Me Think-Just Tell Me The Answer

Speaker: Ann MeolaAfter switching to a new Math curriculum with her daughter which led to her daughter saying, “Just tell me the answer!”, Ann Meola realized that children need a clear understanding of math, not just what the books says. Listen Now https://s3.amazonaws.com/ttdfiles.teachthemdiligently.net/memberscontent/audio/2018/myrtle-beach-sc/mom-dont-make-me-think-just-tell-me-the-answer.mp3 Download this Audio File Favorite

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Once Upon a Time: How Stories Teach

Latin, Math, Logic, and Science: all subjects which are completely necessary to a well-rounded education. While each of these subjects plays a pivotal role in the formation of a student, each is not without limitations. Stories play an irreplaceable role in the moral instruction of students. Come explore how we, as teachers, can utilize literature to form their students in a way that other subjects cannot.

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The Middle School Maze

Middle school is a time of transition. Physical and emotional changes are taking place at a rate that will make any parent’s head spin. She may WANT to be an adult and may THINK she is an adult (and may even LOOK like an adult!), but her actions and thought processes may show the childlike qualities that are still present. Beth will discuss the various academic options available to you as you maneuver through the Middle School Maze.

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Parenting Pre-Teens

Speaker: Hal and Melanie YoungLearning how to disciple and navigate the waters of your pre-teens emotional, physical, and spiritual jounrey. Listen Now https://s3.amazonaws.com/ttdfiles.teachthemdiligently.net/memberscontent/audio/2018/myrtle-beach-sc/parenting-pre-teens.mp3 Download this Audio File Favorite

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Out of the Box Homeschooling

A practical look at the first steps into homeschooling your child with special needs. Whether you are just starting homeschooling and have a special blessing or this is your 4th child and they learn completely differently from the others homeschooling outside the box doesn’t have to be lonely or an uphill battle. You can effectively meet your child’s unique needs and excel! Let me show you a variety of ways to make it happen.

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