Curriculum for Preschoolers in Home-Schooling
Your child continues to develop a wide range of skills in kindergarten, including physical, social, emotional, language and literacy, and thinking (cognitive) skills. If you are going to enroll your child in kindergarten, you may be curious about the typical kindergarten curriculum and what you need to do to prepare your child. Learn more about the kindergarten curriculum, and find out how to help your child in reaching important learning milestones at home.
- Letters and Phonetic Sounds: -By the end of kindergarten, your child will able to recognize, name, and write all letters of alphabets from A to Z (both uppercase and lowercase). They can identify their own first name and write it out, along with other letters and meaningful words like Mom, Dad, and much more, they also develop a connection between letters and sounds, and they’ll know some of the sounds that letters make like is, on, the, at, of, or etc.
- Numbers and Counting: - Kindergartners will learn to recognize, write, order, and count objects, they will also learn addition, subtraction, (addition or subtraction of Single digit numbers less than 10). This focus on addition and subtraction will continue through second grade. In home ask your kids to count objects or play add, subtract games with object, which will help them learn more easily.
- Shapes, Colors & Objects: - In play school children will learn about names of colors, basic shapes, and body parts. In home you can play with your kid by asking and playing games related with color, shapes and objects by asking to "Draw a Shape” (games like to draw a circle, rectangle, square), and concepts like small, large, tall & short etc.
- Time and Seasons: - At this early age, kids grasp the basic concepts of time and seasons. They can identify the time of everyday events to the nearest hour like 7:00 AM he has to wake up to get to school, and eat dinner at 8:00 p.m., they will not fully grasp the concept of time, but at least they will able to learn the basics, in home parents can reiterate the concept of time, constantly read the clock during routine activities. Use and explain words like morning, noon, night, yesterday, today, and tomorrow, also name of days, months etc.
- Writing Skills: - In pre-school your child will able to develop his writing skills, provide lot of writing materials, like different kinds of paper, pencils, markers, crayons so that your child may take much more interest in writing and while continuous practicing your child will learn writing skills more conveniently.
- Socializing and Sharing Skills:-Developing important social skills is necessary before starting kindergarten; preschoolers will learn how to share and cooperate, work together, take turns, participate in group activities, follow simple directions, and communicate wants and needs. When children get alone or without parents he may start interaction with teachers and with other kids for help and play so they have to speak up for themselves. In home as well you can teach your kids to share their belongings or to play and interact with other kids so to become socialize and learn sharing skills.
In preschool your child will not just learn letters, counting, reading and writing skills but also they will get overall exposure that will help kids in their future growth.