When I first started considering homeschooling the kids, I went into what John calls “research mode” which I think is his nice way of acknowledging my obsessive nature. I found about 17,000 resources – give or take – for high school curriculums and information about 3rd grade nature studies and 5th grade English composition. But information on preschool was lacking.
I’m putting together a page of preschool resources but thought I’d do a quick run down of what I’m using right now:
Main curriculum: Calvert
- ABCMouse.com – Covers tons of subjects and Phoebe loves computer time. Runs about $8 a month.
- Starfall – Teaches reading through fun songs and games and stories. Mostly free.
- Living Montessori Now – Talks a lot about using Montessori methods in the home where I think it should be… but that’s my opinion. Has links to lots of activities.
- Calvary Curriculum – Technically, this is a Sunday school curriculum but I’ve found the resources here are great for integrating Bible studies and stories into our daily studies.
- Mama Jenn – has tons of printables and advice for new homeschoolers. I love her calendar printables.
- Progressive Phonics – Another reading site. Some fun learning books to print out and start reading with.
- Kids Learning Station – Lots of printables here including some great scissor printables. We spend the first 3 years of their life trying to keep them away from sharp things and then we need to hand them a pair of sharp scissors and say “here ya go, kid!”
Do you have any websites that help you with preschool?