Early Learners

15 Great Book Series for New Readers

With summer reading programs in full swing, it is a great time to make a book list for your new reader. These book series for new readers are fantastic resources to help your new reader gain confidence.

As parents, we want to encourage our kids to be readers. We know the benefits of reading, and how important it is to lay a foundation of reading in our homes. But, sometimes it is hard to get our kids into good books. A quality book series is a great way to garner interest in books and continue the love of reading.  A child can become invested in the characters and storylines and will want to continue with the series to find out what happens.

Fun and Hands on Ways to Teach Colors

Is learning colors one of the homeschool goals for your child this school year? Here are some fun and hands on ways to teach colors to your preschooler. 

Are you seeking out easy yet effective techniques for teaching your child about colors? Check out these five methods that will make teaching colors fun and hands-on.

Play Games

Who says that work and play have to be two separate things? When it comes to children, playtime can be just as educational as sitting inside of a classroom. You can get creative with playing games that incorporate recognizing and identifying the various colors. For example, you can show your child something that is red and then have a scavenger hunt where you search for things around the house that are red. There is also a lot of apps that teach colors.

Homeschooling Preschool

Are you thinking about homeschooling preschool? Now is the perfect time to give it a shot! You don’t have to homeschool long term just because you choose to homeschool preschool. Here is some great information for those considering homeschooling preschool. 

Preschool registrations are in full force right now! If you have been debating on sending your child to preschool because you are not sure you can “do it” at home, let me reassure you that you can! Preschool is actually a great age to try out homeschooling, and find out if it is the right fit for you.

How to Create Independent Learners

Creating independent learners takes time, encouragement, and hard work. But, as our children grow they need to be able to work and learn independently. Independent learning is an important skill and one that will benefit them for a lifetime.

As homeschool parents, we are responsible for our children’s education. We take on that responsibility oftentimes when our children are young. By the time they reach middle school we are educating younger siblings and may be getting overwhelmed with the responsibility of educating so many different grades.
At this point, it may be time to start easing our children into independent learning.  This is an important thing for our children to learn. Independent learning can help them learn responsibility, prepare them for college, and helps them truly engage in the material.

Fun and Easy Ways to Teach Literacy Skills

Your child may not learn to read till they are around age 5, but your child is learning from the time they are born. The foundation of good literacy skills is started while the child is still young. Early literacy skills are things like communication, recognition of letters, numbers and words (not reading, but recognizing), storytelling, being able to narrate what was said, or read, learning to rhyme, and recognize sounds.

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