Kindergarten is a preschool educational approach based on playing, singing and other practical activities such as drawing and social interaction. This curriculum helps with the transition from home to school.
Homeschooling a kindergartener is one of the best ages because you can focus on fun, without a rigid schedule, lesson plans, or grades. These young children are just starting to learn school basics and are full of natural curiosity. They want to learn how to do things on their own, which is both exciting and intimidating for parents.
In most public and private schools, children begin kindergarten at age 5 for one year, or age 4 for two years. Students start to learn basic mathematics, such as addition and subtraction. Forty-three of the fifty states require school districts to offer a kindergarten year. Just like for pre-k, different teaching methods exist for kindergarteners too:
The Montessori Method was developed by Dr. Maria Montessori in the early 1900s. It's a specific child-centered method of education that involves child-led activities, classrooms with children of varying ages and teachers who encourage independence among their pupils.
The Waldorf method of teaching is a unique educational strategy that encourages a broad curriculum in order to create well-rounded students. The curriculum typically includes academics, art and music education, physical education, and emotional and social education. The goal is to produce individuals able to create meaning in their own lives. Teachers are encouraged to explore new topics and allow themselves to be guided by the exploration of the students. There are no grades given in a Waldorf elementary school.
Our kindergarten homeschool instructors can work with you to determine the best-fit study method and curriculum for your child!
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