PreK “Homeschooling” My 3 and 2 year old on a budget

I use the term “homeschooling” loosely because there is no real schedule to what I do….for now. I plan on coming up with an official daily school schedule for my 3 year old (complete with a curriculum and worksheets) and put this plan in place after Labor Day of this year.

So our Homeschooling days consist of dollar store learning books which work very well at keeping my toddler engaged. Recognizable Disney charterers and fun exercises make it easy to learn with.

I am primarily working on Time & Money, Phonics & Reading, and Numbers & Counting with my 3 year old. She is pretty accurate with copying down letters and numbers so the 2 Minnie Mouse books in the middle is used for my 2 year old daughter.

This is what taught my oldest how to do the majority of her letters. All I did was use a marker to draw out the words and numbers, then I put the sheets of paper in a plastic cover which conveniently wipes clean with the use of washable markers. (Do not use dry-erase…it doesn’t come off as good)

The alphabet one in the bottom left corner is a dollar store find from my Mother-in-law, its a dry erase board.

I did splurge on these books from Scholastic but they are totally worth it because its dry erase so my kids get multiple uses out of these schoolbooks.

Another splurge was these educational toys from Melissa and Doug (I gave these toys to my kids for Christmas!) But, by my daughters 3rd birthday she knew all of the US states by name and placement on the map. She already knew her alphabet upper and lowercase, but these are being used to help her spell out basic words like her name.

The Abacus is mostly just a tool to help my daughter count to 100 by 1’s, 5’s, and 10’s. It will however; be very useful as my daughter explores more addition and subtraction as well as multiplying.

Let me know what you think so far and if i should do more posts about Homeschooling.

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