Tonight I was browsing the Internet for some fun activities to keep my toddler entertained during the day so that he isn’t spending countless hours in front of the television. I was impressed with the amount of information that I was able to find when I searched for free preschool curriculum. In fact, I was somewhat overwhelmed by the amount of material that I found online and I am not exactly sure where I want to begin. He has been going to daycare and they have already started teaching him some basic material. I found a bunch of materials that is free to print and use. If you want a strict program, there are packets that you can download each year for a nominal free. Teaching hasn’t always been my natural gift and talents but I know how important it is to teach my son and give him activities to keep him from getting bored.
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I have a general idea in my head and wanted to come up with a schedule that would allow me to have the time to work on other projects and manage to keep my son entertained. I am not sure if my schedule will work out as planned but I will give it a try and see how it works out for me and my son. I want to continue teaching him new things so that he is ready for Kindergarten in a few years. I will be adding a new section on my blog and will share some of our daily activities on my blog. I also want to include some Christian/Biblical stories and bible time into my daily lesson plan.
My estimated schedule for preschool:
6 am to 8:30 – work on my blog or networking while reclining on the couch
8:30 to 9:00 – breakfast
9:00 to 11:00 – craft, lessons, and learning activities
11:00 – 12:00 – watch Sesame Street or another educational program
12:00 – lunch
12:30 to 2:30 – nap time – I plan on laying down resting/networking/social media/blog while reclining on the couch
2:30 – Snack time
2:40 to 5:00 – bible time, free play, music time, playing outside (weather permitting), coloring, play with play-dough, ect
This will be a learning experience for me and I am thankful that I have the opportunity to enjoy spending time with my son. I am unable to work a traditional job due to my physical limitations. I am thankful that my son is a bit more independent now so that I no longer have to constantly pick him up or carry him around the house. At this point he wants to be independent and do things for himself.
Do you home school your child? How do you find new curriculum for your child without spending a bunch of money?