By the age of three or four, children are eager to learn and ask questions. It’s the perfect time to introduce more formal instruction, but be careful not to overwhelm your child with too much information– that's easy to do for us super excited homeschooling moms! Veritas Press has a gentle approach to preschool instruction that focuses on read-alouds, songs, and hands-on projects.
Reading to your child is perhaps the greatest gift you can give them. Not only do you spend quality time together, but you also teach them to be more engaged with reading because they see you doing it. Studies show that reading aloud to young children helps to develop their language and listening skills, as well as expands their imagination. Veritas has a collection of books for kindergarten and first grade that are great read-alouds for preschoolers. Here are some free printables for some of the books in the collection! Preschoolers will love creating and bringing the story to life.
We also have read-aloud Bible stories that will help familiarize your child with God’s Word. They include Old Testament figures like Daniel, Moses, and David. Or favorite stories from the New Testament like the first Christmas, the story of the resurrection, and more! Children will also become familiar with the Bible stories through song with Wee Sing Bible songs, a great addition to every household.
In preschool, fingerpaints and crayons are a must! Why not add a little instruction with Drawing with Children, an introduction to basic drawing skills? Or read about famous artists and recreate art in their style?
Veritas believes that preschool-age children can be ready to tackle math at age 4 if that fits with your homeschool goals. Saxon K Math will build a strong foundation for future math courses with Veritas Press because it teaches mastery of concepts. The beauty of homeschooling is that you can go at your own pace. If you don’t get through the entire curriculum in one year, no problem! Remember, now is the time to instill a love of learning, not overwhelm your child by cramming too much in before kindergarten.
As for reading, we’ve already mentioned how important it is to read aloud to your child, but if they are starting to show interest in wanting to read themselves, the Phonics Museum app is a fun way to learn! The app is intended as a complete reading app that starts at the very beginning with letter recognition. Your child will progress through the app by watching video lessons, playing games and singing songs. If it sounds too good to be true, try it out for yourself!
Preschool is a great time to harness your child’s natural curiosity and enthusiasm to learn new things. With Veritas Press by your side, you’ll have the confidence that you are starting off on the right track!
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