i set up five "stations" around the kitchen table.
important to know
a game and a book
we name the animals.
[mimi fears city boys will forget the animals on the farm]
we sing songs that tell us of God's promises.
older brother's school snacks.
create pictures with cut out shapes.
decorating pumpkins. (reviews parts of the face)
running through the house and stopping to point out shapes or things that start with certain letters.
spot it (baseball version)
cranium's puppy pal bingo
i check out books about the seasons.
about real life.
about imaginary adventures.
about his favorite characters or interests.
and about something new and different.
reading one of these books is a part of preschool.
we'll read more when brothers come home from school.
it's not always easy.
it can be quickly overlooked.
i can think of many other things to be doing.
he'd be fine without it.
but he'll be better for it.
we, as a family, strive to overcome status quo.
we want the best for each other.
for us, an hour a day to sharpen his little mind...
using around-the-house resources
and creativity that is typically spur-of-the-moment,
it's at-home preschool.
it's simple really.
with a prayer and a determination.