While we have decided, mostly, that we will not be sending Squeaker to preschool and because of her birthday being just after the cut-off date to join with peers of her age; I am planning out tot school/preschool at home. Once she is eligible to attend public school, we’ll send her off. I had initially thought about homeschooling her through middle school or until she was ready to quit. But, I had second thoughts about that and I’ll get into the why eventually. In the meantime, we’ll do preschool at home. Mostly play based learning with some more formal activities here and there. We have yet to do a fully structured week of activities but we’ve done a few things that she’s enjoyed. And for those I’ve also created free preschool printables.
Eventually, I’ll have pages set up with links for units (Nursery Rhymes, Animals, World Cultures, Space, Insects, Eric Carle, Sandra Boynton, etc) and the links to the free packs will always be here. It’s really going to depend on what we do in our own home preschool program. I go by what she’s interested in and we go from there.
Is it structured? Not right now. Because it doesn’t work for her. As she gets closer to entering public school (Pre-K or Kindergarten), we’ll start adding more structure to the day. I just want to make sure that she’s prepared for that sort of thing but until then; we do a lot of play based learning and unplanned activities. I like the flexibility and so does she, so I don’t see the need to change that up anytime soon.
Seasonal and Holiday Packs
- Chinese New Year (2015 – Year of the Sheep, 2016 – Year of the Monkey)
- Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
- Thanksgiving 2015
- Thanksgiving 2014
- St. Patrick’s Day Coloring pages
- Halloween Coloring pages
- Four Seasons Learning Pack
- National Popcorn Day mini pack
- Itsy Bitsy Spider
- This Little Piggy
- M is for Monkey
- World Continents
- Farm Animal Sounds (based off of the book, Moo Baa La La La)
- The Very Hungry Caterpillar + The Very Hungry Caterpillar Puzzles
Other Printable Packs
And if you’re looking for more printable packs, please consider: