Hi friends & welcome back to the blog! Today I am going to be sharing with you a quick guide for homeschool preschool with 19 basic supplies for success.
Many of us are entering uncharted territory right now – and that is homeschooling our children. And, many of us are going to be homeschooling our preschoolers.
Unlike myself, many of you do not hold Masters Degrees in Teaching, therefore need a little help as to what exactly you need in your home in order to start homeschool preschool. Well, today I will be sharing that list with you!
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Now, let’s get to it!
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Quick Guide to Homeschool Preschool: 19 Basic Supplies for Success
This is a list of the absolute basics. If you have NOTHING ELSE in your homeschool preschool classroom, have these items:
- Books (the most important supply of all)
- A good, sturdy Desk
- Desk Chairs
- ABC & Number Posters
- Washable Markers
- Plain White Paper
- Construction Paper
- Glue Sticks
- Counting Manipulatives
- Other Manipulatives
Baby Relax Hunter 3 Piece KiddyHumble Crew Super Sized Kids Bookshelf,12 Kids Educational Posters for PreschoolersCrayola Washable Crayons, Large, 8 ColorsCrayola Ultraclean Broadline Classic Washable MarkersTICONDEROGA My First Pencils, Wood-Cased #2Wipe Clean: Early Learning Activity BookChildcraft Construction Paper, 9 x 12LIVINGO 5Year-Round Seasonal Sticker Bulk Pack forLegato Counting/Sorting Bears; 60 Rainbow ColoredLearning Resources Plastic Pattern Blocks, Mathmerka Educational Flash Cards for ToddlersHP Officejet Pro 8028 All-in-One Printer,
These are the items that are NICE to have. They are not necessity, but they are really convenient when running homeschool preschool for your child!
- CD Player
- Play Kitchen
- These Manipulatives
- These Manipulatives
- These Manipulatives
- Colored Pencils
- Art Cart
- Storage Shelf with Bins
- Storage Bins for Sensory Play
- Rice for Sensory Play
- Beans for Sensory Play
- Sensory Play Manipulatives
- Dress Up Costumes
- Pom Poms
- Pipe Cleaners
- Tissue Paper
- Map (Included in Posters in the “Basics” List)
- Jump Rope
AmazonBasics 9-Inch Thermal Laminator MachineNeenah Cardstock – Heavyweight, 110 lb/199Sony Portable Bluetooth Digital Turner AM/FM100 Singalong Songs For KidsKidKraft 53298 Uptown Natural Kitchen, 43.00Learning Resources MathLink Cubes, Homeschool, EducationalMICHLEY Kids Builders Blocks Play SetPicassoTiles 100 Piece Set 100pcs MagnetYunbaoit Visual Analog Timer,Countdown Clock,No LoudFoxtop Silent Kids Wall Clock 12Toddler Puzzles, Puzzles for 2 YearsCAXXA 3-Tier Rolling Metal Storage OrganizerDelta Children Deluxe 9-Bin Toy StorageEdushape Water & Sand Play Indoor/OutdoorFuncorn Toys Ocean Sea Animal, 52Born Toys Dress up Honorary FirstKids Wooden Art Easel Double-Sided WhiteboardCaydo 300 Pieces 1 Inch AssortedDarice PS521-X Tissue Paper Squares, 1.4-Inch,B. Toys – (500-Pcs) Pop SnapIlluminated World Globe for Kids withChillafish Bmxie²: BMX-Styled Toddler Balance BikeCrayola Washable Kids Paint, 6 Count,Play-Doh Modeling Compound 24-Pack Case of
Don’t Forget to Play
Friends, one thing I want you to remember: a child age 2-5 years old’s most important task is playing. This is how they learn.
Do not worry so much about the academics. If you INSIST on having the perfect homeschool preschool classroom setup, then get the supplies above – it will be wonderful.
But, if you simply are too overwhelmed by the thought of homeschool preschool – let your child just play. They will learn TONS by playing.
This is a great article about how children learn through play. I suggest reading it ASAP!
This is another great article about why play is so important during the preschool years (and is why we have chosen a “PLAYSCHOOL” versus a PRESCHOOL for our own son).
So, some of you may wonder, why would I post an article about homeschool preschool supplies if I firmly believe in play as the number one task for my preschooler?
That’s simple: because I am a teacher (K-6 credential, Masters in Teaching) and I want to help those of you who ARE homeschooling their preschoolers this fall.
I know how daunting the task of homeschooling can be, especially for parents without an background in education – so I want to help.
Don’t Worry About Electronics
A lot of these “homeschool supplies lists” contain laptops and tablets as supplies. I am not doing that. Why? Because children don’t NEED them in order to learn.
Children will get PLENTY of exposure to laptops and tablets as they go through elementary, middle, and high school – so you don’t have to worry about that.
They will catch on very QUICKLY when they are introduced to this equipment in school.
So, don’t worry about getting a laptop or tablet for your preschooler – in fact, try holding off on buying them one until you absolutely cannot wait any longer (which should be the middle school years).
You will thank me someday.
I hope you have enjoyed this quick, basic guide to homeschool preschool. Remember, friends, don’t make it complicated. Your child will learn naturally through play.
There really isn’t much work you need to worry about doing – anything you do for them academically is simply “extra” and a “bonus” for them (which is great, but not necessary).
So, if you’re sweating homeschool preschool lurking around the corner, try not to. It’ll all work out and you will do a fantastic job with these 19 basic tools you need for your homeschool preschool classroom set up.
If you are a parent who has bought all the extras, give yourself a pat on the back. You’re doing great, too!
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