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Hi, I just joined this group. I am interested in homeschooling, and i'm anxious to start. But I dont know where to begin. 

My DD is only 17 months, is she too young to start? I know she can't do worksheets or anything like that, but what activities would you reccomend?

Another question i have, if there are any Oregon homeschoolers, is there a site that gives a list of what the child needs to learn, or is reccomended to learn, by grade/age? The homeschooling site for Oregon, seems confusing to me.  And are there any legal hoops I'd need to jump through later on for the state? 


Thanks for any advice you may provide. 

in lovebaby girl


by on Aug. 22, 2012 at 2:53 PM
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RedHeadedLizzy
by on Aug. 24, 2012 at 10:01 AM

I used to run an in-home day care and that is a bit young for "school". However, we used to do games that would support their learning - colors, shapes, even letters and numbers with songs and games.  Their attention span is woefully short but adding a few fun things here and there that get them ready for more later, usually around 3 or 4, depending on their own readiness, makes things easier in the long run.  Read to them. Let them scribble. It got to the point that my daughter at the age of 2 was picking things up that we were using with the older kids and actually teaching them.

Usually you need to know the laws regarding homeschooling in your state, and if there are other ladies here in your state they could tell you better than I. You also don't really have to worry about that until they are of "school" age, usually Kindergarten.  Our state (TN) doesn't tell us what curriculum to use, but we do have state standards the public schools must go by and I use them as a loose guide. Ours are found on the State Education Dept site. 

Here's our homeschool set up, which might give you some ideas: http://www.thistlerosestudio.com/p/home-school.html  

Also, these folks have some Oregon state helps: http://www.homelifeacademy.com/homeschool_state/Oregon/

This one has lots of global info including laws: http://www.hslda.org/

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Dawn07
by Bronze Member on Aug. 24, 2012 at 10:38 AM

For 17months you may want to check these sights out: www.1plus1plus1equals1.com/

www.handsonhomeschooling.com/

 

 

  
           

kitkat316
by Member on Aug. 24, 2012 at 11:50 AM


Quoting KickButtMama:

Welcome! I'm one of the moms who started homeschooling when my kids were around 2-2.5 y/o. I personally don't think it's ever too early to do educational play. It's all in the approach. I mean, you won't have a toddler sitting down doing worksheets (for the most part), but you can do educational play no problem!

I wrote some things you might find helpful...

http://kickbuttcrazylapbooks.blogspot.com/search?q=Pre-preschool - what I recommend for the pre-preschool crowd

http://voices.yahoo.com/how-young-too-young--1541795.html?cat=4

http://voices.yahoo.com/home-education-young-child-782315.html?cat=4

Thank you! Those sites are really helpful. I knew that I educational play was my best way, but was really at a loss of what to do. =P These sites give me some great examples to work off of. 


in lovebaby girl


kitkat316
by Member on Aug. 24, 2012 at 11:55 AM


Quoting RedHeadedLizzy:

I used to run an in-home day care and that is a bit young for "school". However, we used to do games that would support their learning - colors, shapes, even letters and numbers with songs and games.  Their attention span is woefully short but adding a few fun things here and there that get them ready for more later, usually around 3 or 4, depending on their own readiness, makes things easier in the long run.  Read to them. Let them scribble. It got to the point that my daughter at the age of 2 was picking things up that we were using with the older kids and actually teaching them.

Usually you need to know the laws regarding homeschooling in your state, and if there are other ladies here in your state they could tell you better than I. You also don't really have to worry about that until they are of "school" age, usually Kindergarten.  Our state (TN) doesn't tell us what curriculum to use, but we do have state standards the public schools must go by and I use them as a loose guide. Ours are found on the State Education Dept site. 

Here's our homeschool set up, which might give you some ideas: http://www.thistlerosestudio.com/p/home-school.html  

Also, these folks have some Oregon state helps: http://www.homelifeacademy.com/homeschool_state/Oregon/

This one has lots of global info including laws: http://www.hslda.org/

Thank you!

in lovebaby girl


kitkat316
by Member on Aug. 24, 2012 at 11:56 AM


Quoting Dawn07:

For 17months you may want to check these sights out: www.1plus1plus1equals1.com/

www.handsonhomeschooling.com/

 

 

Thank you! Having an idea of what a typical week can look like incorporating educational play is a great start! 

in lovebaby girl


KickButtMama
by Shannon on Aug. 24, 2012 at 1:23 PM
Quoting kitkat316:




You're very welcome. I know my boys also enjoyed pbskids.org as they have educational games for even infants (like learning to use a mouse). And I also used www.letteroftheweek.com for ideas.

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