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August 3rd, 2006, 11:43 AM
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My DD is 3 years old. On monday she asked me for some homework. So I went online and found some simple worksheets for her to do. Things like tracing lines (horizontal, vertical, diaginal, wavy, etc....) I figured she was board and just wanted something to do at that moment. I figured it was a one time thing since she is only 3 and wouldnt start preschool for another year. Tuesday comes and she tells me she is ready to start her homework. I knew she was excited about learning but I had no idea she was this eager. Every day this week she has asked me for homework for her to do. She has done a lot of tracing and told me she is ready for letters now. LOL....I am running out of free worksheets online. I want to encourage her with the yearning to learn. My first question is do you think its too early to start working on preschool activities with her? I am afraid that when it comes time for her to start school then she will be too far ahaed and school will be boring and not challeneging her enough and she will lose interest. I want to homeschool rather than public school her and my DH is all for it as well. He just tells me not to count on doing it until the time comes. If we can afford to not have me bring in a second income then I will homeschool. If we can't afford it when the times comes then she will be put in school. Anyways on to my second question....if i do decide to start her with preschool are there any cirriculums for preschool that some one can recommend to me. I want to teach her more subjects than just writing and have no clue where to start. I looked online for some but they seem so expensive to just try with out getting to see it first. KWIM? Any advice would be helpfull. Thanks
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August 3rd, 2006, 04:11 PM
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Hi Robin, to the homeschooling board.

Sounds like you have a little eager beaver on your hands I don't think it's too early so long as you follow her lead and make sure you offer age appropriat activities. So not too many worksheets, make sure there is some craft and games. Maybe she would like what I do with my dd, letter themes. Chooce a letter and do things to do with the letter. For instance when we did the letter M we made mud pies and wrote M's in mud, we made muffins, a mouse finger puppet and did a monkey maze etc. There is so much free stuff on the net that I wouldn't bother with a bought preschool curriculum. Basicly though they tend to cover shapes, colours, numbers, letters. If you look up in the projects section of the board you will find lots of links to preschool things.
Here are some free curriculums if you would prefere something more set out.

http://www.preschoolbystormie.com/curriculumindex.htm
http://www.letteroftheweek.com/Preparatory_Outline.html
http://www.hubbardscupboard.org/pre-kindergarten.html

But if your interesting in doing letter themes, these are some of the best that I use-

http://www.free-printables.com/archive/Alphabet/ printables
http://www.poissonrouge.com/abc/index.htm online game
http://www.starfall.com/ games and printable early readers
http://www.alphabet-soup.net/alphabite.html
http://www.dltk-teach.com/alphabuddies/index.html
http://www.everythingpreschool.com/alphabet/
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That's weird - I swear I posted a reply to this thread earlier! Huh...strange!
Well, basically what that reply said was to the board! And, I agree with everything Jo the Link Queen from Australia said about preschool! (I'm such a follower!)
Oh, and crayola.com is a GREAT place for printables and craft ideas.
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Lisa you always agree with what I say I'de get a swollen head, but no one else around does, so keep it up!
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Lisa you always agree with what I say I'de get a swollen head, but no one else around does, so keep it up! [/b]
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thoes are some great sites. They were exactly the type of thing I was looking for, Thanks again!
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I agree with what everyone else said... those sites are great. I also started a Spanish program with Xander last year and we did the preschool Sing, Spell, Read and Write program.

It's so weird... Xander was born on the same day as your daughter on the same year... he was exactly the same way too!
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Bwhahahahah Lisa you are too kind
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