Starting Your Preschool
Woohoo! Youre starting your preschool, how fun. Of course, you are probably feeling a little overwhelmed by it all,
but dont despair, its really easy to put it all together. Then its time to relax and have some fun.
The first place to start is deciding who you want to be in your preschool group.
Do you want it to be a one-on-one preschool with your child or do you want to ask around and get a group together?
If you do want to get a group together, decide if you want each parent to take a turn giving a lesson, or you can
just have the kids come to your house each time. If you do this, make sure you have the other parents help with supplies and snacks,
so that you arent overwhelmed trying to put it all together.
Next would be to decide how often you would like to do your preschool and how long.
For me, doing preschool twice a week for two hours, worked great. This way, it gave me a day
off to prepare for the next lesson. You may want to make it an everyday thing and only do it for 30 minutes.
It really depends on what works best for your child. Of course, if you are doing a group, youll need to coordinate what
day and time works best for everyone.
Once you know the schedule, then come up with what you want to teach your child. Make a list of what you would like your child to
learn by the end of the school year. Then on a calendar write what lessons you want to do each week. You could focus on a
letter lesson Plan
one week and a
theme lesson Plan
the next, or you could do a letter one lesson and a number the next. It also is fun to have an adventure day,
where you take your child to a museum or other places of interest.
The perfect way to get your preschool organized is by making a
I have step-by-step instructions to make this a breeze. This is a great place to put any ideas you think of, or notes of what
you would like to teach your child. You can also keep copies of worksheets you like and anything else. This way everything will be
organized and ready when its time to do your lesson.
Dont expect everything to run smoothly the first lesson. It will take some time to find out what works best for your child,
what activities he likes to do and what things he doesnt. If you find two hours is too long for your child, maybe try switching
it to less time and doing it on more days. The main point is to help your child enjoy learning and to not make it a battle.
This is such a special time to be able to teach your child. What a great way to make wonderful
memories and spend quality time as you explore the exciting world together.
If you find yourself forcing your child to do preschool or both of you are miserable, its probably time to mix
things up and come up with a new game plan that keeps things fun and a good environment for leaning. Its preschool, it should be a blast.
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