“When did you start homeschooling?”
“Well, my daughter’s only three, so I’m not sure it really counts yet.”
I’ve heard this conversation many times since I began the homeschooling journey a few years ago.
In fact, I even attended my first homeschooling conference when my boys were both two-years-old–somehow I felt like it wasn’t completely legitimate for me to be there. But I couldn’t wait to learn and I felt I had the perfect opportunity–a couple of years before my kids reached school age to devote to reading and research.
Looking back, I believe those years of research made all the difference to my confidence as a home educator.
So what exactly is your preschooler learning at home, whether or not you’re formally schooling?
Consider these three foundational areas. [Read more...]