Homeschool preschoolers: supplies needed

This all depends. It depends on your creativity and your budget. It is possible to homeschool preschoolers with paper, a pencil, markers or crayons and contact paper (optional but helps flash cards last through multiple children). With those things you can make flash cards of the alphabet, shapes, and numbers. You can teach colors and shapes by also pointing to objects and teaching your child the color or shape. You can teach counting by counting Cheerios, the stairs in your house and other objects - blocks, cars, dolls or stuffed animals. Sidewalk chalk is a great way to teach all of these things when the warm weather arrives.

My son has naturally learned to cut from watching his siblings and he does really well.

For socializing and sharing, get together with friends or go to the park to play or join a gym class.

Body parts are easily taught to your child from birth by talking about them as you dress and bath them. We also taught our children the song "Head and Shoulders, Knees and Toes."

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8Theresa GouldChicago, Illinois
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    02/10/14
    Amber Bradley
    Good point, my kid arnt quite school age yet but i teach Brynlee through songs like "heads, Shoulders, Knees and toes" In out playroom we have the alphabet all over, including a foam alphabet puzzle where you put them in order. Our reading corner has at least 100 age appropriate books, she cant read but will learn sounds and how to put them together by looking and listening to her mommy, the teacher.
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      02/11/14
      8Theresa Gould
      Ha ha! That's funny, Sheila!
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        02/11/14
        You know I may need to contact you with more specifics. How do you homeschool the older kids with the younger ones around? L is only in school for about 2 hours and I'm seriously thinking of Homeschooling M if the school doesn't fix the problems we are having. I am just afraid that M needs so much of my attention and so does L (he turns 4 tomorrow) that I can't do it. What are your thoughts?
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        8Theresa Gould
        MaryannI think you can do it. The key is to have enough for the younger ones to do while you work with the older ones. I have math manipulatives (counting bears, linking cubes and such) that my younger ones were allowed to play with only during "school" time. Find something L enjoys and will keep him occupied so you can get work done with M. At least that's my suggestion based on my experience. Feel free to email me if you have any other questions. Happy to help, where I can.
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