This post is part of the series “Home Preschool 101.” It is a peek into how we do homeschool preschool.
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For this last post in the Home Preschool 101 series I wanted to share with you a few of my favorite preschool resources. These resources have both shaped my educational philosophies and give me daily inspiration as we do preschool activities.
I hope you enjoy them as much as I have!
An Everyday Story – Kate from An Everyday Story is amazing. I follow her blog and her Instagram account and I love what she does with her two kiddos. She uses an inquiry-based, Reggio Emilia approach to her children’s education and does an amazing job explaining her thoughts behind what she does.
Simply Charlotte Mason – I love Charlotte Mason’s methods! I never was able to find a great book on CM, so I have been really grateful for the Simply Charlotte Mason website. It is full of explanations of CM philosophies and tons of amazing resources.
I Can Teach My Child – A wealth of information on early childhood education with tons of lesson ideas. This website is also really easy to navigate with everything organized by age.
Christian Montessori Network – A great resource for those who want to incorporate Montessori methods into their home preschool.
The Well-Trained Mind by Susan Wise Bauer – This book only includes a short section on preschool/kindergarten, but I still found it very helpful! As mentioned in this post, part of my goal for preschool is to slowly transition into what I want school to look like in the future. For us, that means some Classical Education elements. So, it was good to read this book to get a better idea of what we are shooting for.
Montessori From The Start by Paula Polk Lillard and Lynn Lillard Jessen – This book was great. Even if you aren’t planning on homeschooling for preschool, I still recommend this book for just general parenting. I read it quiet a while ago, so I really need to go back and read it again!
Teach Your Own by John Holt and Pat Farenga – John Holt – the original homeschooling pioneer. I finally read this classic homeschooling book this past spring and I loved it! Even if you think you are the farthest thing from an unschooler, you will still be able to learn so much from this book.
Note: Instagram is one of my favorite-ist places to get homeschool inspiration. Personally, I love getting glimpses into other families lives. However, you do have to guard yourself against the jealousy monster and against the temptation to try and do allthethings.
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What are your favorite preschool resources?
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