Homeschool starts with Home

In our world today, it seems the government is trying to get their hands on your kids as soon as possible. The Obama Regime is pushing for Universal Pre-K! Once they pull your kids away from you at 4 years old, they will more than likely push to go even earlier. School districts all over the country are offering free lunch to all of the kids and some are even pushing free breakfast (There are plenty of other examples). It is not unreasonable to say that the government is trying to make more and more people dependent on them for everything – thus strengthening their powerful grip on the populous.

DON’T let them tell you that you can’t teach your own child, or that somehow taking your child from the home is the only way for them to learn.

You need to understand that you are schooling your child every day, and sometimes you might not even realize it. By being a loving attentive parent, sharing a love for learning and doing what comes naturally to most mothers you will easily “meet or exceed the standards” (at least the important ones) set by the schools without even knowing it.

Don’t believe me? See if this sounds realistic.

You ask your son, “Where is Grandma?” He points to a photo of Grandma on the table, and says, “Grandma.”

“Please, bring it to me.”

He picks it up and brings it to you.

“Thank you. Daddy is in the kitchen, will you please take it to Daddy, then come back?”

He takes it to his father in the kitchen, then comes back.

So – here are a few standards for 4-5 year olds that we just demonstrated your child can do.

• Match oral language to classroom and everyday objects
• Point to stated pictures in context
• Respond non-verbally to oral commands or statements (e.g., through physical movement)
• Find familiar people and places named orally
• Name classroom and everyday objects
• Follow one-step oral directions (e.g., “stand up”; “sit down”)
• Answer questions with one or two words (e.g., “Where is Sonia?”)
• Follow two-step oral directions, one step at a time

Wasn’t that easy?

Now read a picture book with your child. Ask him about the pictures in the book – can he name colors? Can he count the three little pigs? Can he tell the difference between the wolf and the pigs? After he’s heard the story a few times does he know if you skip part? Can he point to he house of bricks? Can he finish the sentence “Little Pig, Little Pig, let me come in. Not by the hair …?” If you stop can he tell you what comes next? Does he know that the wolf blows down the house after he tries to get them to let him in? If you had copies of the pictures can he put them in the order of the story? Can he tell you if he likes the story? Can he tell you his favorite part?

Wow! You’ve just knocked out a whole bunch of standards. In fact, if he can do a few other things like sing Twinkle Twinkle Little Star, draw pictures to tell a story, copy letters and tell the difference between letters then he’s probably half way through kindergarten!

Now what?

Get started! Read books to your kids, ask questions, ask them to verbalized what they see, hear and think. Your natural curiosity as to what they understand will be enough to know if they are on track. Then find a great reader and a phonics program and use it.

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