Homeschooling should always be a fun experience. You are depriving your child of a major part of the usual system, the replacements should be equally as interactive or even better for your child. Homeschooling can start as early as you, as a parent prefer. Many people opt for a homeschool kindergarten in order to incorporate the best fundamental values into their child from the start. However, with preschoolers, there are certain things that you need to pay attention to. So, how do you teach your kindergartener at home? Here are some tips that might help.
General principles of Homeschool Kindergarten
A homeschool kindergarten doesn’t need to be an all teaching environment. Instead, it is more about the learning process than the actual education. One way that many homeschooling progress is through multi-sensory learning. This a teaching tactic that employs as many senses as possible to really engage the child. You can use sight, hearing, touching and smelling all at the same time to reinforce every concept and children really respond to this manner of learning. Plus it’s always more fun for the child as well as the parent.
Math can be a daunting subject for many parents. However, in a homeschool kindergarten you can easily make this task much more pleasant using the base ten manipulatives. Here you first teach the concept, then you ask your child to repeat it all aloud and finally reinforce it by fun coloring. In this manner, children can progress through the many stages without any difficulty. For those who still encounter problems, symbols are a great way to teach your children and can make teaching time much more fun.
This is where many parents get scared and it’s natural to be so, for children may have dyslexia or are simply slow to learn. However, this is not something that a homeschool kindergarten should worry about. Patient teachings, interacting reading, and encouragement will help your child overcome the many obstacles and excel in any task that he is put to. The primary key is the manner in which you teach them. The same concepts can be made fun or boring by slight modifications.
Some parents believe that homeschool kindergarten dampens a child’s social skills. Nothing can be farther from the truth. Yes, they are learning separately, in an environment where they are the prime focus, but they still see a number of children and people on a daily basis. They interact with people of different ages and build their social skills regardless. I can even go on to say that children have a better understanding, refined manners and polished social skills in a homeschool environment than a public school because they are put through a parent’s screening.
All in all, a homeschool kindergarten can seem daunting at first. However, with experience and the right materials, it is much easier than you expect. You just need to understand your child and embrace the best ways to teach them. Kindergarten is basically about fundamentals and a homeschooling system can incorporate these basics well into a child to create a sound foundation for the years to come.