My youngest has only ever been homeschooled- last year we did preschool. He’s in kindergarten now and I have no official math curriculum for him, we use whatever. I was surprised recently to see just how he was catching onto math. It was like a light bulb came on! You’ll see in this video how easy it can be to teach your child basic math free or cheap and easy. Give them time if they aren’t “getting it” right away. Build on what they already know and go from there. The worksheet above is Jack’s.
Also, as you will see in the video we use what we have: a stool and a plastic stackable shelf work just fine for us at times. My son still writes backwards sometimes, but so did my oldest. Its no big deal, and we use miscellaneous worksheets. I’ve had mom’s who once homeschooled their kids hand down there unused workbooks or other items to me to use. You’ll see my oldest using some of these worksheets.
Oh yeah, and Jack dressed himself – as you’ll notice when you see the unmatching shirt and pants 🙂 . If you’re reading this in email you’ll have to click the title of the post above to be taken to my blog where the video is located.
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I have lots more homeschooling posts here at my blog. Like when I changed our small homeschooling room, our 2010 homeschooling resources/ curriculum, our 2011 homeschool curriculum / resources and I write homeschooling posts like this one and this one for the Prime Parent’s Club.
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That’s great, Linda…she’s on her way and learning to use what she has. Thanks for the comment!
What great ideas! It’s lovely to read a homeschooling family that is thriving and productive without using a complete curriculum all of the time. Both of my children (especially my son who is left handed) wrote letters backwards until roughly the 1st grade. All children go through this and I agree, it is no big deal. Thanks for linking up this week to my Enchanted Thursdays Blog Hop!
Our daughter just turned 4 and she knows 1+1, 2+2, 3+3, 4+4, 5+5 because of her fingers and toes. We use what we have and she learned 5+5 first. Although we haven’t yet started her on writing. I love this idea.