Developing a preschool homeschooling curriculum for reading can be a challenge, but strong preschool and kindergarten reading skills lay the foundation for your children’s future elementary school performance.
Here are some guidelines for making a preschool homeschooling curriculum for reading
• Read, on a regular basis, a whole range of appealing books
These books should cover not only stories like Wind in the Willows, but interesting subjects that will stimulate an interest in science (for example, books about ant colonies, or chimps) and social studies (for example, books about other societies and how people lived.)
• Having fun conversations on a regular basis
Talk about ideas in a sustained manner and in a way that your children can contribute to the conversation.
• Play board games
Games such as Othello and Connect 4 lead a child to think about space and patterns in space.
• Engage in physical activity
Walking, playing ball, climbing, skating, swimming are invaluable for fun, relieving stress, building stamina, helping sleep and on and on!
• Cook with your children on a regular basis
It’s fun, it leads to good health, and it involves lots of math. As a child follows the recipes, it also encourages sustained attention and shows a key role of reading (the setting out and following recipes.)
• Limit high tech time to one hour a day
This includes TV, computer, and hand held games.
• Together with your children, set out, in advance, the TV programs they will watch that week
This encourages decision making and it enables your children to see TV not as a time filler (to alleviate boredom) but as a useful tool that has been given careful thought.
• Go regularly to the library
Go for story time, for picking out good books, and for seeing the range of valuable information that is so easy to access.
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