The idea of a formal curriculum for pre-school may seem outlandish for a homeschool teacher. After all how difficult can it be to get your baby ready for schooling? Yet, when push comes to shove, just what all do you need to ensure that your little one knows before stepping into the formal education system? Here are a few tips to consider if you need to invest in a formal curriculum.
The Purpose of Pre-school
Remember it’s about having fun and building curiosity. The homeschool teacher must ensure that the little baby is now willing to learn more about their world in a formal context. The idea here is to give the new homeschool student a lot of different experiences. Remember to engage each sense. The five senses are the gateway to learning about their world, and the children are quite enthusiastic to learn new things. All you have to do is be a guide. Give them small tasks and stand back to see how they accomplish them.
The Need for a Preset Curriculum
It comes down to a simple question, how creative are you? As the pre-school child needs all kinds of stimuli, will you be able to match their curiosity with your own creativity? If you have the time and inclination to come up with interesting tasks for your little one each day, you may not want to consider a formal curriculum. However, if this the first time you are homeschooling, and have no previous experience with teaching, you may find a ready made curriculum handy as a ready-reckoner.
Is it the Right Choice for You?
If finances are a not an issue, you may want to consider studying the market for the preschool curriculum that you feel would make the best fit for your homeschool classroom. However, if you feel that you can do a good job of building a curriculum on your own, I would still suggest taking a look at what is available. By simply going through the main features of different curriculum that already exist, you will have a much better idea about what you need to do in your homeschool classroom.