Homeschooling?

How can a preschooler be homeschooled you may wonder.

Here’s how:

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You follow the child’s passions as educational pusuits.

Each night after lights out River gets a Not True Story. Often she requests a theme and her daddy or I make one up and tell it to her as the last step in our bedtime routine. Over the past two months the Not True Stories increasingly became about catepillers and butterflies. Then butterflies and moths began to hatch and be seen fluttering around the garden and neighborhood.

So when I saw these books about butterflies and moths at our library’s used book sale I snapped them up. Four different books, ranging from a kids identification guide to a book about their lifecycle. Now over the next few months we will puruse these books and learn about a subject that she is really interested in.

In the picture above you can see her comparing a wing her daddy found to the images in the identiction book. The grown ups identifed it as a swallowtail butterfly wing, but the kid wasn’t so sure. But that’s the thing; that’s learning. And we’ll keep doing it.

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About Erin O'Neill

Hi, my name is Erin O'Neill. I am a part time urban homesteader and a full time homemaker and new mom. I enjoy canning my own food, crafting, raising chickens and working my bit of land. This blog is for anyone who wants to hear about the day to day struggles and successes of incorporating the old ways of life back into today's busy world.
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