Can You Homeschool Preschool
Without Using a Curriculum?
The short answer? YES!
When I first started homeschooling my daughter at age 4, I thought I had to have it all together.
My older boys went to a private preschool and came home knowing all the things.
My mind became the dwelling place for all things self doubt and I became completely burdened with the need for perfection. This created a HUGE weight on my shoulders.
I had set unrealistic expectations for my child and myself.
I thought I needed to fill every empty space in her schedule or I would completely fail her.
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As a new homeschool mom, I had no clue how to pick (or even find) a curriculum for my child. I simply took to Teachers Pay Teachers and downloaded everything preschool I could find.
I worked super hard, you guys!!
Little did I know, I had completely over complicated this entire homeschool preschool scenario.
What to Look for in a
Homeschool Preschool Curriculum…
A few months in, our homeschool took a turn and I found myself pulling my boys out of the online school they were in. This was new territory for me… I was on the search for actual homeschool curriculum and had no idea where to start!
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Feeling overwhelmed, I completely stopped homeschooling my daughter.
The worksheets & projects got set aside and she did what she does best.
She learned through play.
The time off from formal homeschool preschool lessons made me realize something crucial. I realized that I didn’t need to be a perfect homeschool mom for my daughter to learn.
She learned just as much (if not more) from playing, creating, touching, and seeing, than she ever did from the lessons I prepped and taught!
With that said, I was still on the search for homeschool curriculum for our family.
After researching and praying, I finally found (what I was hoping to be) the solution to our curriculum woes. While finding the right fit for my older boys was my main focus at the time, I also took a huge chance and purchased the PreK curriculum pack as well.
I was not sorry.
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I took things slow, went completely at her pace, and added in tons of random extras! Preschool became fun, spontaneous, and something my daughter always looked forward to!
Other Ways to Keep Your Preschooler Engaged
Looking for other simple ways to keep your preschool aged children busy while working with older children? Try adding some of these simple things to your homeschool routine!
- Homeschool Quiet Time
- Workbooks for PreK – How and When to Use them
- Preschool Books – ALL BETTER
- Preschool Books – That’s Not My Series
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