Are you getting ready to homeschool your little one for kindergarten this upcoming year? Are you losing all sense of sanity while preparing for kindergarten the hands-on way? Is that even a thing?
Well, pull up a chair and let me tell you a story of 2 homeschooling moms who were debating the best way tp teach their kids. Mom A, who I will call Wanda believes that endless worksheets ensures that her child knows their stuff. So naturally she is drawn to curricula such as A Beka.
Bethany, Mom B, is the complete opposite. She doesnt even want her child to know what a worksheet is. It’s hands-on all the way with a lot of messes in between. The questin is,
“Which mom is correct? Who has this homeschooling your kindergartner approach all figured out?”
The answer? THEY BOTH DO!!
What Alecia? Say that again? Yup you read that correctly. Each mom is choosing the approach that works for them and their families.
What I Have Learnt From Teaching Kindergarten Twice
Our kindergarten experience involved a lot of hands-on activities, bumps, pauses (really long pauses), messes, tantrums and worksheets. You see that, I had the best of both worlds.
With Jael, my first-born. It was sensory bins and worksheets. Yup she loved worksheets and could sit there for long periods of time if I let her. So A Beka was awesome for her when I wanted to fill in a few gaps.
Caleb is another story. He loves worksheets BUT it better not resemble typical ones. He wanted games and to use dice and dot markers (I never knew I could hate dot markers until now).
So what lesson did I learn? Teach kindergarten the way your child best learns it and the way you are most comfortable teaching.
The Hands On Kindergarten Prep Pack
Now that I have bored you to death with my experiences, let’s talk about the Hands-On Kindergarten Prep Pack.
Its the best of both worlds- hands-on and worksheets and you can get it for FREE (its normally $9.99) until Friday at midnight.
Take a look at a few of the pages below: