And for one of those kiddos, we'll be "officially" starting preschool at home in less than two weeks. I say officially because, really, we've been doing a lot of activities that would fall into "preschool at home"---we're just going to be even more intentional in a few weeks.
|She is humming into the water bottle|
while banging the pop bottles together
Doing preschool at home really wasn't my first choice, I'll be honest. Due to a series of events--preschool or Parent's day out options, were just not...options. I found myself in the position of wanting to be really purposeful in my time at home with both my kids, but especially with Lucy. She has such a curious personality & creative imagination. I want to help her explore that. I want to provide opportunities for her to ask questions, figure out her world & develop new skills---all while learning her abc's and 123's. (which, she already knows...some in spanish... thanks to a spunky little girl with an adorable backpack ;)
|picking tomatoes in a |
We are setting some goals to help us have some good direction (like, we want to read 50 new books between now and the end of the 2012, we want to officially potty-train, we want to finish the first book in the "Little House" series, etc..we have about 15 on our list for these first few months)
The point is, I'm trying to tap into the way SHE learns. I want it to be FUN. She's three, so if we're not feeling a particular activity that day, we'll move on. And I think the Before Five in a Row---along with lots of other activities and some parks & rec activities, will make for a really fun year of "preschool at home"
I hope to blog about our journey, but I'm not so good at keeping promises in that department. we'll see...