Tuesday, February 07, 2012

Preschoolers!

imageimageThe lazy speaker’s way to prepare for the Torah Home Education Conference? Ask blog readers what to talk about! 

Specifically, what has worked best for limudei kodesh (Jewish studies) with preschoolers, which I assume is kids between the ages of 3 and 5-ish.  (a bit higher or lower is fine, and it’s okay if you’re not a full-time homeschooler, as long as you have learned limudei kodesh at home with your own kids)

  • What would you recommend starting first with kids this age?
  • How and when do you introduce the specifics of alef bais and kriyah?  (and do you do it before or after English?)
  • What would you avoid until kids are older?
  • imageWhat’s the best thing about teaching this age group?

One more question, and this is the laziest of all, and open to anyone, Jewish or otherwise…

If you (or I) could tell new homeschoolers one thing about teaching their preschoolers, it would be…

2 comments:

  1. If you (or I) could tell new homeschoolers one thing about teaching their preschoolers, it would be…

    Think of it more as playing with your child than teaching your preschooler. The learning should look like playing.

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  2. Books, songs, music in general, crafts, and play. My son loved Shlock Rock for Kids at that age, alef-bet puzzles, and match-it games with holiday symbols. Most of his Jewish learning in those years was informal and did not follow any curriculum plan. I taught him his alef-bet, but we didn't really work on reading and writing until he was a strong English reader.

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