Home Preschool: Hello World

by Kelsey Norwood

in Making Fun

preschool at home learning activity
We’re going to do preschool at home with Elliot and yesterday we had our first “class” about different countries and languages and how people around the world say hello.

I find that picture books are a great place to start planning an activity, so we used Hello World by Manya Stojic. This book has “hello” in 42 different languages and it’s a family favorite. Then we talked about where many of those countries are on the map, where we live, where Elliot’s grandparents live, etc.

At this point I want him to start getting used to focused learning time but also make it fun since he’s only 3. I’m looking forward to our year of preschool together – I’d love to hear your ideas about learning activities at home!

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1 Jen T September 1, 2010 at 7:07 pm

I have done home preschool with 2 of my 4 kiddos. I have loved it. We worked out a system–assigned each week a letter, each month a color and shape, and then had some themed weeks–like baby animals, opposites, 5 senses, etc. We went off picture books too. Now my baby just stated all-day kindergarten, so my house is really quiet and kind of loney :) Enjoy the learning fun!

2 Sue D September 7, 2010 at 5:28 pm

I didn’t send my boys to preschool. We attended library programs, naturalist programs and read a lot of books and worked together on projects. Usually books will spark the child’s or your attention to learn more about something or do a creative project. I really like your map idea. When my son and his wife went to a foreign country on a mission trip I watched my granddaughter and showed her a map of where they went.

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