Preschool Articles, Preschool Method and Philosophy, Free Preschool Curriculum

STEP 2

2. Read articles on the web to learn about the following:

Child Development

How to teach and facilitate learning in the home

Philosophy and research

Why does it matter?

There are literally thousands of learning activities online. Read these articles to understand why I chose the activities and subjects listed. You will understand why I chose to keep worksheets to a minimum and why I didn’t use a letter of the week format. You will understand why so many of the activities are hands on and play based. I did not just choose random activities. There is actually a method to this madness! Read these articles to understand that method.

CHILD DEVELOPMENT

Preschool development for 3 and 4 year olds: http://www.preschooleducation.com/art13.shtmlWhy does it matter?

7 articles on preschool age development: http://www.everythingpreschool.com/articles/childdev/intellectual.htm

PRESCHOOL AT HOME

What to expect: http://www.whattoexpect.com/toddler/ask-heidi/preschool-at-home.aspx

Tips for teaching at home: http://www.successful-homeschooling.com/homeschooling-preschoolers.html

A homeschool curriculum: http://www.besthomeschooling.org/articles/lillian_jones_ps_kdgtn.html

You can teach your child at home: http://ezinearticles.com/?Preschool-Teaching:-You-Can-Teach-Your-Child-at-Home&id=254165

You can teach: http://youcanteach.com/articles/introduction.php

The natural way to learn: https://www.learningthings.com/blog/index.php/homeschooling-preschool-natural-learn

RESEARCH

Too much too early: http://www.besthomeschooling.org/articles/david_elkind.html

No more letter of the week: http://www.pre-kpages.com/lotw/

NAEYC: http://www.naeyc.org/

Play is a child’s work: http://www.utimes.pitt.edu/?p=26297

How children develop: http://www.gdrc.org/kmgmt/learning/child-learn.html

How children develop and learn: http://www.encompassnw.org/DownFiles/DL34/CC4_Ch1_exrpt.pdf

Importance of play: http://www.education.com/reference/article/importance-play/

Importance of play from the American Academy of Pediatrics: http://pediatrics.aappublications.org/content/119/1/182.full

More on play: http://www.childaction.org/families/publications/docs/guidance/Handout13-The_Importance_of_Play.pdf

Social and Emotional Development: http://nieer.org/resources/policyreports/report7.pdf

National Council of Teachers of English: http://www.ncte.org/standards

Headstart: http://eclkc.ohs.acf.hhs.gov/hslc/tta-system/teaching/eecd/Assessment/Child%20Outcomes/HS_Revised_Child_Outcomes_Framework(rev-Sept2011).pdf

No more worksheets: http://www.earlychildhoodnews.com/earlychildhood/article_view.aspx?ArticleId=134

No worksheets for preschoolers: http://www.pre-kpages.com/no_more_worksheets/

 

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