Preschool at home

To homeschool or not to homeschool? To preschool at home, or to not preschool at home? That is the question. Our society seems to be under the impression that you send your kids off for them to learn how to cut paper, to count to 10, or to learn how to be in relationship with other kids/people. We somehow feel like our kids are "missing out" if they aren't in a classroom type environment, starting 2 or 3 years old.  I have struggled with this myself even recently. I truly feel that a child can thrive just as much or even more so as home, and while I know every family is different, I feel that homeschool is the way to go for our family. I am my children's first teacher, and it is my job to teach them. So, I'm on a new journey of learning to teach my children, and hopefully show them that learning can be fun. Some days we fail at it, some days are a success. But I find as my children are learning and growing, so am I, and it's something I want to share with others who are wondering if they could really be their children's teacher.

You will find posts on books we like to read, craft ideas, projects, what we're learning that week, and many other things, in case you'd like to peek into how we do our "school" around here. Most of the things we use are either from the Dollar store, or made by me. There are a few things we have bought, like inexpensive puzzles or games, but I don't use expensive learning tools, or a curriculum. Most of the things we do are either borrowed ideas or ideas I've come up with on my own. And we use the library...a lot. :)

You don't have to spend a lot of money to teach your child, you just need to be creative!
(click on the 'homeschool delights' link in the labels column in my sidebar to see all posts on this topic)

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All information provided on this site is for informational purposes only. Whether you try any of my methods or ideas is totally up to you. I am in no way saying you should do everything the way I do, every family is different and you should find out what's best for yours. I would, however, be delighted if you tried some new things in your own lives (whether be my ideas, your own, or someone else's), and shared it with me.

Also, you may use any of the content of this blog for your own personal use, but please do not take the ideas on my blog and claim them as your own. You may link back to my site with proper credit. This is much appreciated.

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