We started homeschooling our son last year.
This year, he’s two and we are continuing down that path. I often get strange looks when I mention we are already homeschooling. However, it’s not what you might think. We don’t have a formal setting, at all. We don’t homeschool for eight hours a day. We rarely even sit at the table. Here is what we actually do…
- We consciously make an effort to read several books a day
- Screen time is limited
- We play the Classical Conversations President’s song daily while playing
- Once a week, we meet with two other homeschooling families
- We focus on the alphabet and numbers
- We love using flashcards
I’m excited to share that we just added a light box to our learning tools. Our son’s name will always be at the top of the box and we’ll be changing out the letter and number daily. Today, we started with the letter A and the number 1. We also covered the star shape. He loves the box and constantly wants me to pick him up and points out the letters to me. The box lights up with batteries or a USB cable and has holes for hanging. For the price, it’s perfect!
We actually have a Memoria Press Preschool curriculum that we are starting to use as well…slowly. I love the format and structure. The structure is for me, it gives me something to go off of. That said, we rarely have much structure in our day!