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The Goals of the Preschool Years

2020-10-26 04:48:28/Jenni & Jody

Homeschooling is an extension of parenting, so the moment we are parents, we are also homeschoolers. We all teach our kids that the cow says, “moo” and the dog says, “woof.” It’s really not so different from teaching them the letter “b” says “buh” and the letter “d” says “duh.”

There is a great deal that we can be doing from birth through “kindergarten” that will set our kids up for a successful launch in official homeschooling, and in this episode, Jenni and Jody are sharing some practical and intentional ways to prepare our kids for early academia.

“It’s never too early to begin developing emotional intelligence, and for babies, that looks like starting out by naming what they’re experiencing.”

J & J

Birth thru Toddler (2 years-ish)

  • Dev
  • Gross Motor Development
  • Fine Motor Development
  • Visual Development
  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Obedience
    • Understanding “no”
    • Come when called
    • An introducing to “Obey the first time”
  • Concept of God, Jesus, and the Bible

Preschool (about 3 and 4)

  • Reading Preparation
  • Writing Preparation
  • Math Preparation
  • Mindset Preparation
  • Emotional Intelligence
  • The Definition of Obedience
  • Understanding that God created everything

“We don’t have to be great at everything. We can do the things with our kids that we enjoy and the things that we’re good at. So if you would prefer to read a story than act out a story, do that.”

J & J


  • Character
  • Life Skills
    • Putting things away
    • Self-Feeding
    • Getting dressed
  • Social Skills
    • Taking turns
    • Sharing
    • Being kind
    • Being thankful
    • Being polite
    • When to get help


  1. You are worthy of love and connection, and so is every person you meet
  2. You are not an extension of us (your parents)
  3. You are an important part of every community that counts you as a member
  4. You have the right to feel safe and protected
  5. You are inherently strong and capable (not weak)

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