Homepreschool and Beyond

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    Homepreschool and Beyond will give parents the knowledge they need to find “balance” for their family. Find out what young children need to know—and how to teach it. Gain the confidence you need to relax and enjoy those precious preschool years—and beyond.

    “Susan Lemons gives you the blueprint…”

    • 26 Chapters
    • Covers all areas of development
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    • For a ages 2-8
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My Articles

Are You Giving Your Preschoolers Mommy Leftovers?    Find out by following the link to Design Your Homeschool.  

 All of the articles below originally appeared in Home School Enrichment Magazine.  Later, they became the inspiration for my book.  I took these articles, expanded them considerably (with permission), added more chapters, and a book was born!  (Thanks, HSE!)

 What Your Preschooler Really Needs

Why I Flunked Kindergarten (and why your child doesn’t have to) 

Why Music Matters For Preschoolers

 Preschool or Kindergarten:  How to Decide for Your Child

 Keeping Little Ones Busy


7 Responses to “My Articles”

  1. Gina said

    I think that the What Your Preschooler Really Needs is a book that I should read. It is what we are trying to decide right now.

    • Gina,
      That article really was the inspiration for the whole book, and I use it in the chapter, “Teaching Through Parenting.” You can also see some exerpts in this post.

  2. Amy said

    I often use music when we’re having a tough moment at home. It really settles my son down. I will definely have to incorporate some hymns into our repertoire as recommended in the article “Why Music Matters for Preschoolers”.

    • Amy,
      Look around in my archives for “music” and you’ll find even more ideas. We do a hymn of the month (and usually a praise song, too.) This month we are learning the Doxology. For our listening this month, we are starting Beethoven’s Requiem.
      Be sure to comment of Homeschool Creations for your entry into the contest to win the book!

  3. kewkew said

    I’ve been wanting to get a hold of your book for a while now. Unfortunately it’s not something we can afford right now. I am putting in my comment over at Homeschool Creations to try to win a copy. I can’t wait to read your articles and the ideas for music you mentioned in the above comment. Love the idea of a hymn of the month.

  4. Jennifer Jolly said

    Love your articles. This has been very helpful getting ideas for my 3 yr old while schooling the olders. I want to make sure to have enough prepared for her ahead of time! I need to read more to her. Ugh – always hoping to do more of that.

    • Thanks Jennifer!
      If you have some books picked out (perhaps about a theme), and basic art supplies available (like playdough, paper, watercolors, crayons, etc) it’s easy to pick out a book or put together an almost “instant” activity.
      You might want to re-order your day so that you read to your littles before you start school with your older children (a Bible story/devotional is a great way to start the day), and then (at least) read to her before nap and before bed, too (we did a fourth “circle time” mid-morning on a daily basis). Check out my book for lots more ideas!

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