“I don’t have tons of items to homeschool my preschooler, is that okay?” It’s a question we get asked a lot here at Homeschooling Preschool. Keep reading to see what you need to homeschool your little one!
Homeschooling a Preschooler
If you have looked into homeschooling at all, you have probably noticed that some families have a dedicated space in their homes for school.
You may be left thinking “Do I need all of this to homeschool my preschooler?”.
Is this necessary when it comes to homeschooling?
Nope! If you have the space is it fine to make a homeschool space? Absolutely!
There are not too many items you need when it comes to homeschooling.
Having a plan for what you want to cover and how you want to cover it are some of the most important items when it comes to homeschooling preschool.
It can get really expensive really quickly to homeschool if you allow it.
You don’t need tons of curriculum, homeschool workbooks, toys, books, or anything else.
A few quality items will go a long way.
These tips for homeschooling on a budget might help too!
It’s developmentally appropriate to have your preschooler playing most of the day.
Don’t underestimate the power of play!
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Things Needed to Homeschool My Preschooler
Being a parent in general requires lots and lots of patience.
Your little one is constantly learning and exploring. With this comes many questions (and accidents).
Opportunities for Play
Play is vital to your little one’s development.
I homeschool my preschooler and the majority of our day is made up of play.
Preschoolers learn through play.
Making opportunities to learn new things by playing is the key to homeschooling preschool.
If it isn’t fun, your preschooler will be sure to let you know.
There are books about everything under (and around) the sun.
Does this mean you need to buy all of these books? Absolutely not.
Our local library is one of the top resources when it comes to homeschooling my preschooler.
However, keep in mind that when you homeschool with books (as you should!), you’ll probably need to check out a lot more than the average library patron!
Paint (so many different kinds of paint), crayons, markers, colored pencils, pens, pencils, the list could go on and on.
It doesn’t mean that you need ALL of these.
Your little learner can do so many things with a few of these simple tools.
Paint and markers can go a long way as long as you have a plan for how they can (and can’t) be used.
Many different activities can be completed with a simple sheet of blank paper.
Folding, cutting, coloring, and gluing all can take place on this wonderful blank canvas.
Throw in some construction paper and the crafts and activities you can do are endless.
Some of the best things I do to homeschool my preschooler come from online.
There are many amazing product creators online that are willing to share wonderful resources with you.
All you need to do is download them and print them off.
If you are interested, there are even weekly lesson plans that lay out lessons and activities for you.
Place to Discover
From gravity to cause and effect, there are many different concepts your little one can discover.
Having a sensory bin, an outside place to explore, or even a space in your living room where they can play freely will lead to many discoveries while homeschooling your preschooler.
You might also want to get a streaming service where your kids can watch science experiments and shows related to learning activities.
The Magic School Bus has always been and continues to be one of the ones I highly recommend!
Homeschool My Preschooler
Does it have to be challenging or expensive to homeschool my preschooler? No!
Hopefully, this article has given you some insight into how simple it can be to homeschool preschool.