After weeks of prep, followed by a few months of practice homeschooling my two toddlers, I had perfected my techniques. Helping other homeschooling parents is my passion, so here are my three biggest rules for success for starting an at-home preschool!
If you have a question or want to share your own homeschooling techniques, please don’t hesitate to leave a comment below!
Once you take care of your basic supplies, it’s time to prepare the more specific items needed for the lessons. While my Lil’ naps, I print out any templates I need for the day and take out any other supplies needed for the day’s activities. I also cut out anything that requires cutting because my Lil’ is not yet ready to cut. I prep everything I can while she is asleep. You can also do this prep work the night before if you do your preschool routine in the morning.
Establish A Routine
Let’s talk about developing a routine that will allow your Lil’ to get the most out of the lessons. Children thrive with routines.
Our routine starts after nap. We read a book right after she wakes up so she can wake up in a relaxed setting. Then we mosey over to the dining room table and do two activities. My daughter LOVES painting so if one activity involves painting, I make it the second activity of the day because she could spend an hour painting.
There will be times when your Lil’ just isn’t going to be interested. I recommend trying to implement the routine as much as possible and sticking to it so it becomes a part of the daily routine. If they simply are not interested in a lesson, just move on. No activity is worth making your Lil’ reluctant to learn new things.
Organization, being prepared, and establishing a routine will make your at-home preschool a success. Implementing these three ideals will foster an environment of learning and creativity for your Lil’ to thrive in.