At this tender age hormones, mixed emotions, feelings change, group planning in the curriculum is suggested. Preteens prefer learning skills that have reasons or goals in real life. For example, instead of offering a busy job in language arts, ask your child to write to the manufacturing company in connection with a damaged household product for you. This will not only make children feel important but the task of learning will be a skill that is very much needed in real life. When learning math, use real life examples with money and budget, maybe even balance a checkbook. Use charts and charts to set goals with the money and savings obtained. Reading about science from a textbook is one way to study the subject, but experimenting or identifying specimens in nature is far more interesting. Daily and weekly assignments are needed to study responsibility and accountability as an integral part of the family.
Remember to always model what you want to teach. Learn new topics together. Dissecting grasshoppers for science, working on family budgets together, etc. Home schools allow parents to design curricula that are beneficial for their children. Find out where your preteens have strengths and weaknesses and plan your curriculum for that.
Home Schooling Ages Six to Eight YearsWhether a child has gone to institutionalized school or has been home schooled forever, many children aged six to eight years like to study. As parents, understand the way your child learns, which temperament is the strongest, and what kind of intelligence they have will be very helpful in the teaching / learning process. Children aged six to eight years learn best when they have fun. Reading to children is very important for their learning experience. Read about various subjects, such as animals, mystery, history, fantasy, classics, and adventure. Visit libraries often and see what they offer. Some offer reading and art classes or other activities. Buying a phonetic book will dramatically help your child understand how words are read aloud.
Another lesson for this age group is writing skills. Even though the child may have difficulty writing, they can certainly talk a lot. Writing for your child when they tell a story is a good way for them to see it written. Ask them to draw with the words you write for them. Narration is also a great tool for learning language skills. Read to your child and ask them to repeat in their own words what the story is. Remember to make all these lessons fun and stress free. Children learn at their own pace as long as there is daily practice, there is nothing to worry about.
When working with arithmetic, try to combine many real-life situations, such as cooking, or trips to a grocery store, etc. Science is another subject that is best studied in its natural settings. Read about snakes and go to the zoo to see some. Name all animals in the zoo and then write about them later. See how many different birds outside your house and try to name them. The direct approach is often the easiest way to learn. Walk on the beach and name all animals, walk in the mountains and pay attention to different scenes, collect specimens, notice the changing seasons, the world is a learning experience.
In addition, parents want to teach responsibility and accountability to their children with housework. This is the best way for children to know that they are capable and that they are needed in the family.
Overall, children in this age group enjoy combining research with creative projects, such as crafts, costumes, food, reports, place arrangements, home decor, music, and imagination. With each activity, each subject can be easily entered. The curriculum purchased is not necessary, learning cannot be avoided.
Home Schooling Three to Five Years OldParents who decide to go home from their pre-school children have examined the value of teaching your own children at home. Starting school at home at pre-school is a great way to get parents and children familiar with home study ideas. This is also a great way to make it easier to learn how to teach and organize school schedules at home. The child is not used to attending school; therefore there is no adjustment period. Also, preschoolers are very easy to teach because most of the games they learn.
When creating a customized preschool curriculum, parents provide a safe environment with interactive toys. Believe it or not, parents are the child's first teacher. Children of this age imitate everything their parents do by watching, playing, helping, talking and listening. Reading to children at this age is one of the best ways to develop diligent readers. At this age, a standard curriculum is not needed. Children learn from coloring, cutting, sticking, counting, singing, poetry, playing, playing with clay, playing in the playground, and learning to get along with other people. It is important to include several of these activities every day in a non-stressful and relaxed way. Children at this age need your love and attention more than they need academics and structure.
The key to learning at this age is to provide many projects, especially with arts and crafts. Many children in this age group have playing dates where they meet other children and go to parks, farms, even shopping trips. Preschoolers like to be involved in everything you do, whether it's emptying the dishwasher, or sorting letters, and especially baking. Although it seems that their short attention spans do not allow for intensive study, they study real life experiences.