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Starting our Homeschool Preschool

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When you have children, the saying "time flies fast" is an understatement. Now, I have an almost 3 year old toddler and a 1 year old little girl. Where did my babies go? I can still remember them as newborns crying for mommy all the time, ah, but time is frisky don't you think so?

My son is now a talkative, playful little tyke. And my baby girl has just mastered going down the bed and pretty soon she'll be walking around the house too.

And because we have growing toddlers already, my husband and I have talked about their schooling. Yes, they go to Kindermusik one to two times a week ever since they were about 6 months old. And their development has been outstanding. They have a liking for Music and Books, and Pretend Play among others. We love our Kindermusik classes, especially Teacher Suzette!

But what about Preschool

By definition, Preschool is "relating to the time in a child's life when the child is old enough to talk and walk but is not ready to go to school (Merriam-Webster)."

Either the child is not ready or the parent is (Haha. Guilty as charged).

I am a Stay-at-Home-Mom and consequently I would be my child's first teacher, right? One of my primary reasons to Stay at Home was to "be there" for my children, teach them, watch them grow...

My husband and I have been talking about Preschool over again. Thinking about the options nowadays, such as Traditional, Montessori, and the Progressive Types of Schools. Too much to think about if you ask me. In the end, you will ask about how much the tuition will be or more importantly, what will they teach my child?

ABCs? 123? Nursery Rhymes? Among other things...

(Thinking Out Loud) "Hey, I can teach my child these things!" 

That's Right! We've thought about Homeschooling our Toddler.

Actually, I believe I've already been homeschooling unconsciously.

Here are just some of my Toddler's Activities.

1. Nurture his Imagination.


I say, "Wow is that a train? Where is it going to?".
He loves to play with blocks and creates towers or trucks
or whatever he pleases, and I challenge him to do some more.
He also loves playdough. This is also great for motor skills and
gripping - an exercise for when he is ready to hold a pen.
Encourage pretend Play. In this picture, he arranged the chairs
to be his train (he just loves trains!) and his toys are passengers.
Do a little DIY. I made this "sandbox" (Rice, Oats, and Flour)
to keep him busy. Messy but it keeps him still :)
Great Sensory Activity.
 2. Foster Creativity. 

He loves painting. He learns about colors and shapes here.
Learning colors of the rainbow.
I still encourage him to use coloring books instead of the tablet or
watching TV. Still doesn't know hoe to color inside the lines
but I let him enjoy :) Keeps him busy too.
We also tried this Kahone Activity Box. It has Arts and Crafts Activities good for a month and it has a theme for the month. Know more about them HERE. Kiel enjoys Arts and Crafts :)




3. Encourage Independence.

I let him wash the dishes. He said he wanted to and
he was good the first time :)

Our little sweeper, feeling all grown up.
4. Learning through Play
As much as possible, I make it appear as if we're playing everytime I think of an activity to do. FUN makes him more engaged in the activity :)




I'm still a newbie at this, so I want to learn more about Preschool Homeschooling, so I am attending this workshop by The Learning Basket. You can go HERE to Learn about Full Details about the workshop.




I have been a follower of Mariel and Sanne's Blog and I am inspired to homeschool my kids, even just for Preschool. I expect to learn a lot of things during the workshop. They will also be having Homeschool materials for purchase such as Books and T-Mato Toys among others.

The Workshop will be on November 22, 2014 Saturday, 1:00 to 3:30 PM at Best For Families Inc., 29 1st Street New Manila, QC (Near Robinson's Magnolia).

I hope you're encouraged to homeschool your toddler too! Or do share some Homeschooling tips and experience, I'd love to hear them.

Cheers,

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6 comments

  1. Good job Mommy Lique and Kiel! :) We're also homeschooling Little V. We've tried the activities you mentioned too; at the moment we're using interest-led approach in our homeschool journey. We parents are our children's best teachers. Keep it up! Cheers! :)

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  2. Hi Lique! The Learning Basket's preschool homeschool workshop was really helpful to our family in our homeschooling journey. We're taking it one day at a time. Enjoy and have fun at the workshop. I want to have a blackboard too! :-)

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  3. Thanks Nadia, I am excited for the workshop :) The blackboard is from Ikea. Find Furniture Source Philippines in Facebook :D

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  4. Thanks Rina :) The playroom is my husband's idea, we both worked on it :) The main purpose is to make it a homeschool playroom :D

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  5. Hi Kat! Nice to see you here! Yes, I read your blog. Nice to know I am not alone in this journey :)

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  6. Thanks for hopping over at my blog :) You're doing great as a teacher mama! See you at the playground! :)

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