Welcome! Please Start Here
Welcome to Home Preschool and Beyond! I named my blog after my book, Homepreschool and Beyond: A Comprehensive Guide to Early Home Education. The purpose of my blog is to share information and support with families who are prayerfully thinking about homepreschooling or homeschooling their children, and those who are already doing so.
I believe a balanced, developmentally appropriate approach is best for all children, no matter what their age. I emphasize the 4R’s: Relationships (with God and with family), Routines (a simple daily routine is especially important for preschoolers), Readiness (making sure children are developmentally prepared for what we expect of them), and Reading aloud. Additionally, I emphasize the importance of play, art, music, nature, and hands-on and real life experiences in the lives of all children.
If you are new to my blog, I suggest you start by exploring the tabs in order~~ beginning with “What is Homepreschool?” and then the “4R’s”. If you are researching a specific topic, check to see if it is listed in my archives (left sidebar.) If you are still in the process of making the decision, start with my post, Making the Decision to Homeschool/Homepreschool and then move on to the tab, “Important Links”, which includes links to articles about making the decision, readiness, and much more. If you’ve made the decision but don’t know where to begin, start with my post, “How To Start Homeschooling in 10 Simple Steps,” OR “How to Start Homepreschooling in 10 Simple Steps.”
Live the 4R’s, and make the main thing the main thing!