Before officially starting homeschool, my son learned all his letter names and sounds using the Leap Frog Letter factory DVD and Starfall. They are both amazing resources that I highly recommend. I tried using a preschool curriculum, but it just didn’t work out for us. Having a newborn and a 1 year old I wasn’t able to be consistent enough with it. We ended up using the Hooked on Phonics Preschool Super Workbook and playing learning games together. I would throw several different color balls and ask him to “fetch” a certain color. I wrote numbers on Easter eggs and hide them and he had to say the number on each egg he found. Silly little things that he loved and wanted to keep doing all day. I got a library card and started making fun trips to the Library for story time or just to find fun books to read. I think Preschool learning really just needs to be fun time that you spend interacting with your child. They pick up everything so quickly! Now I am doing a little preK work with my 3 year old daughter. She has watched the Leap Frog DVDs and loves playing games on Mommy’s iPad. There are so many great resources on the web, and now with our smartphones and an iPad there is nothing that can’t be found for homeschooling if you are willing to look. My plan is to find all those great educational websites and apps and share them with you. So stay tuned!
I pronounce that Rocker Mom
One of Merriam-Websters definitions of rocker is
: in a state of extreme confusion or insanity <went off her rocker, and had to be put away.>
I think that about covers it!
I am a stay at home/ work at home/ homeschool mom. And this is my life!