Homeschool Preschool Guide

As parents and educators, we have a strong desire to make sure we are giving our kids the best education and experiences possible. Homeschooling preschool is an exciting time to bond with your kids and watch them grow as they learn new skills.

Preschoolers are very observant, eager to learn, and naturally curious about the world around them. Taking advantage of that enthusiasm can help you instill a love of learning early on and inspire them to be lifelong learners. Check out this Homeschool Preschool Guide from AOP to help you get started.

Getting Started
- Find out your state’s homeschooling requirements.
- Start learning your child’s preferred learning style.
- Research different curriculum options.
- Set goals for your child and create a homeschool schedule.
- Calculate your homeschooling costs based on your budget.
- Monitor your child’s progress on a regular basis.

Learning Objectives and Goals
- Develop gross motor skills.
- Develop fine motor skills.
- Develop hand-eye coordination.
- Visually identify all the letters of the alphabet, their order, and their sounds.
- Distinguish between uppercase and lowercase letters.
- Demonstrate an understanding and appreciation of differences in people.
- Identify different colors and basic shapes.
- Use listening skills to match words that rhyme.
- Show creativity and imagination.
- Count in order and recognize numbers.
- Tie shoes.
- Complete potty training.
- Demonstrate an understanding of word tenses.
- Know the order of the days of the week and different times of day.
- Be polite in a group setting.
- Display basic responsibility traits.
- Demonstrate basic problem-solving skills.

Reading List
- The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle
- Chicka Chicka Boom Boom by John Archambault
- Goodnight Moon by Margaret Wise Brown
- The Snowy Day by Ezra Jack Keats
- If You Give a Mouse a Cookie by Laura Numeroff
- Green Eggs and Ham by Dr. Seuss
- Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak
- Llama Llama Red Pajama by Anna Dewdney
- No, David by David Shannon
- The Napping House by Audrey Wood

- Read together every day.
- Create a routine.
- Don’t forget the importance of play.
- Let your child help around the house.
- Use technology to help your child learn.
- Go on field trips.
- Take time to explain why and how.
- Use toys to teach.

Horizons Preschool
To set your child up for early learning success, Horizons award-winning curriculum provides age appropriate activities. With your unconditional love and attention and Horizons Preschool, you can create the perfect setting to advance their development socially, emotionally, and spiritually.

View Sample Pages of Horizons Preschool

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