Homeschool Kindergarten

I came across such a wonderful website managed by Heidi Johnson www.homeschool-how-to.com and wanted to post this very simple insight of how to homeschool a Kindergarten!

Here are some important things you should do with your child for Kindergarten:

1.  Reading Time – Reading to a child at least 30 minutes per day not only encourages closeness between the parent and child, it also teaches the child about sentence structure, words, vocabulary and information.  Help your child understand that words make sentences and sentences make up stories and give information.  Show them that if they can read, they can learn about anything they want to learn about. Science and History can easily be taught using children’s picture books. Here are my favorite books for homeschool science and homeschool social studies

2.  Game Time – Children learn so much from playing games.  They learn how to take turns, strategize, count, learn colors, and much more.  Take some time every few days to play a game with your Kindergarten age child.

3.  Community Time – Take your child to interesting places in your neighborhood and surrounding area.  These don’t have to be long, involved field trips.  They just show your children that people have jobs and passions that they can enjoy and share with others.  You can visit the post office, farm, bakery, zoo, park, or just go on a nature walk.

4.  Questions – Most children naturally ask lots of questions about the world around them.  Answer their questions!  If you child doesn’t ask questions, then help them start being more observant.  You can say things like, “Look at the shape of the leaves on that tree.  I wonder why they are shaped that way.” or “I wonder where the water goes after it goes down the drain.”

Frequent trips to the library encourage learning about Science and History.  There are many good books about these subjects that Kindergarteners can enjoy.

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