You may think that only a licensed teacher is qualified to teach your child. However, did you know that your childs first teacher is you? Yes, its true! Not only are parents their childrens primary caregivers, but they are also their first teachers, and with a little help, you can successfully teach your preschooler at home.
Preschool teaching may seem a bit overwhelming at first, but if you are patient and take your time with your child, you can find the time that you spend together to be a rewarding experience for both of you. You dont need a degree to teach your preschooler, just love, patience, guidance, and a few home based activities.
Language, Mathematics, Social Development, and Science are just a few of the skills that you can encourage your children with when preschool teaching. Creating a quiet and fun filled atmosphere is key to developing an atmosphere conducive for learning.
Some of the activities that you should include when preschool teaching include reading, listening, writing, developing number awareness, patterns, sequencing, counting, self awareness, character training, and recognizing the world around them. Some simple ways you can encourage these skills are as follows:
Create a reading center in your home
Count objects together
Sing together and act out phrases of the songs
Encourage writing by making lists
Recite rhymes together
Teach children how to be responsible for their own belongings.
Provide children with musical instruments
Encourage children to tell stories with puppets
Teach children about the importance of eating healthy foods
Encourage frequent hand washing and discuss the importance of killing germs for health
Instruct children in the correct way to brush their teeth
Teach them how to blow their nose correctly
Discuss money and play store
Teach child how to dial 911 in case of an emergency
Give oral directions that are increasingly complex
By taking the time to talk with your child, listening to your child, and encouraging your child to ask questions, you are strengthening their ability to understand and grasp the world around them. You should always make sure that you spend quality time with your child and encourage them to explore their surroundings.