This is a short post as a reminder to you that…..You Can Do It!
I both hear and see many comments from new home school moms about what curriculum to use for the early grades, meaning Kindergarten to let’s say grade 2. These are good and fair questions, after all this is new territory for you and there are mountains of different curricula to choose from. There are also many free printable worksheets out there to assist you.
But know that PLAY is the most important aspect of early learning, not curriculum, not parent/teacher structured play, but good old fashioned whimsical play time! Be creative, dream, explore, have fun and don’t forget to add some songs and movement into your day.
Don’t get me wrong, you can find some great curriculum out there to support what you would like to achieve with your kids; just don’t let the search for it, or the use of it burden you, weigh you down, or stop you from starting!
If you haven’t found the perfect curriculum to suit your needs, relax and just start! I know many families who confidently and successfully take on the early years themselves, using various resources and who are not tied to any 1 particular curriculum.
If you feel more comfortable using a curriculum, take your time and find something that will truly enhance and encourage your child’s early learning through play and their natural curiosity.
In the mean time, play with letters, numbers, sing songs, colour pictures, read books and just talk with your kids! They are inspiring little people with amazing curiosity, tap into that and you will facilitate some amazing learning opportunities.