Ok, haven't touched on this part of my homeschool life much.
Usually, it is about my boys and homeschooling them!
Guess what, in case you didn't know...I also run a childcare/preschool for kids who prefer a smaller family environment!
At this point in my business, I have 6 part-time kids. 2 are special needs. And while this is challenging at times, it is one of the most rewarding things next to being a Mom and getting to homeschool my own kids.
A typical day in our daycare!
Kids start arriving at 8am. Bright and early! Learning starts the minute they walk in the door!!
Manners are on the whole time you are.
Breakfast is on.
We get to eat and watch Sesame Street as a group. We chat along with the program, chat about ABC order, letter of the day, number of the day, dance with Elmo.
Then it is Circle Time.
What day of the week it is, what our day will be like, chatting about the color of the week, go over the alphabet again, talk about something new in our lives.
Why free play? Free play is VERY important to a child's learning. But they are just playing.... well, they are learning socialization, sharing, manners, decision making, patience, organization and the list goes on and on about the benefits of free play.
We do our preschool games, afternoon craft or outside play-depending on weather.
Then it is free play until pick-up time. Kids can color on the coloring wall, read a book in the reading center, play and explore in the sensory table, use their imagination building with blocks or create a town with Little People.
At the end of the day, they have received a full day of love, learning and fun.
Homeschooling a group of preschoolers is just as rewarding as homeschooling my teen boys.