I am wife to a magnificent man and mother to five wonderful children. Three of my children were born in the Northwest and two were born thousands of miles away in Liberia, West Africa. Birthplace is no matter, all of my children were born in my heart. This is our journey.

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Preschoolers and Homeschooling

Keeping younger ones busy while homeschooling older children is not easy. But there are activities out there that are cheap and lots of fun.

Here our resident four year old is practicing his numbers in shaving cream. It's a little easier than holding a pencil for thos tricky numbers at this age and it's fun!

He does have a workbook where he is learning his letter sounds but activities like this keep learning fun and little hands busy.

When he was done with his numbers we let him get a couple of his cars to play with in the shaving cream. He was making roads and pretending to give baths to the toys.

He also spends time "reading" books while the others do their seatwork. I belive it is good to give preshoolers times of structure. It teaches them consideration for others and builds their ability to sit still for periods of time. If you know this boy, being able to sit still (if only for a time) is a good thing.

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