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When a family initially begins to homeschool, they should fill the classroom with homeschool books and materials designed to inspire a young mind. While the nature of the homeschool classroom allows for the teacher to seek out learning opportunities in everyday situations and questions, there must be appropriate homeschool supplies to support such curiosity.
For the young learner at preschool and kindergarten age, children have so many questions about the things that happen in each day and the world around them but don't realize that all things are connected. Having the liberty to create and teach an individualized curriculum allows the parent to focus the learning to the child's growing interests is the first way to inspire a young mind to want to learn more everyday. Approaching education as an exciting learning activity transforms the drudgery of workbook pages done in the public classroom into the excitement of personalized exploration in the homeschool classroom.
Using life moments as educational opportunities opens the eyes of the student to the wonderful world around us, showing through exciting and educational exploration that everyday life is filled with opportunities to learn more about ourselves and the world around us.
|Jennifer Mathes, Ph.D.|