I have always believed in early intervention when it comes to kids education. As a young adult I felt like 3 year old preschool was an important part of the learning process. I feel like it’s needed from a social aspect as well as a developmental aspect as well. That is why I started to look into different homeschool options.
Thanks to my lovely sister-in-law I learned that many of the homeschooling programs offer lessons for children as young as 18 months old. This month my son turns 18 months old and it seems like the perfect time to begin our schooling journey together. The school year for public schools is beginning and I feel like if we start now maybe we will stay on track with a normal schooling schedule like other kids.
I feel like it is important to start a routine and get my son used to it at an early age so that when or if he goes to a school outside of the home he will be prepared for the structure that comes with it.
18 Month Old Program
With this program from Abeka I will be able to ease him into knowing that school time happens during the week. He will learn what his school book looks like and I will help him with his fine motor skills. After watching my niece and nephew go through this book I know we will have fun exploring and learning about the world around us.
I love that I can start getting Raiden prepared for school by doing school work and activities with him two to three times a week. These activities with include crafts and coloring activities while I teach him about the world around him. This program only consists of one book, but as kids get older the programs slowly become more involved and allow the kids to learn by using 3 major learning styles: auditory, visual, and kinesthetic practices. These different styles help to make children learn to adapt their learning styles early on.
So here it goes. I’ll take a deep breath and dive right in.
Let’s get learning!
As the year progresses I will be updating you on my son’s progress. I am fascinated to see how much he changes and to see how much he learns in the upcoming “school year.”