Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Four Tips for Homeschooling in the Early Years on The Homeschool Post

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The focus on The Homeschool Post this month has been homeschooling in the early years, and honestly I wondered whether I would be able to come up with an article to contribute, since our early years seem like a distant memory at this point. 

Before you read any further, I need to tell you that I am now in the middle of my twentieth year of homeschooling, and my youngest child is now a high school junior. Knowing that, you may wonder what I have to say about homeschooling little ones in their early years, and that's fair. That's why I'm not going to tell you what curriculum or teaching style is best for preschool or kindergarten age, or what learning milestones they should reach by which age. I'm not in those particular trenches any longer, and my knowledge and memories of those details are either outdated or unreliable. I do, however, have a few bits of advice for homeschooling during the early years.

When I think back to when I was starting out with a first grader and a preschooler, I realize that too often I stressed about things I shouldn't have worried about, and I doubted myself far more than I should have. So more than anything else, I want to tell the homeschool moms that are in that place now - RELAX. You're doing a great job! You don't need to spend money on a bunch of curriculum or fancy school supplies. You don't need to sit them down to "do school" or stick to a strict schedule. 

Join me over at The Homeschool Post (starting on Wednesday, November 29th) for all four of my tips. And as always, you'll find lots of helpful articles there about all kinds of homeschool topics. 

This is my high schooler back in her early
homeschool days. 

What are your best tips for homeschooling in the early years? Leave a comment and let me know!

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