If you are a homeschooling parent to a kindergartener it is possible for you to educate them without having a full curriculum. Some parents search the internet high and low to try and find a curriculum that will fit for their young learner. There are plenty of things that you can do to help your child through kindergarten without a curriculum. You will be surprised at how much your child can learn, just using the information that you already have. Below are some suggestions on what you can teach your kindergartener.
Color and Cutting
One thing that kindergarteners need to learn is all of their colors and how to properly use scissors. Some children may learn these basic skills in preschool, but there is nothing wrong with still building those skills up on the kindergarten level. There are plenty of free printable that you can find online just for kindergarteners. You can print right from your computer, have them color the pictures and then have them cut their pictures out. Once they have cut the pictures out they can easily glue them to some construction paper, so that their piece of art can be hung up.
By the time a child is done with kindergarten, many schools feel that they need to be able to count to 100. This is a reasonable goal for a child on the kindergarten level. To teach numbers and counting you can also utilize the internet. There are plenty of websites that have games which teach children how to count and read numbers. If you do not want to use the computer or worksheets why not use the calendar to help your child learn numbers. For example if you have a trip coming up, you can have your child count down the days until the trip. Summer vacation is one good example to use.
Learning to read
The best way to teach your child to read is to constantly read to them each day. You can have the kids help you read, by repeating the words as you read them. For example you can read three words and have them repeat. You can also have them follow along, with their finger as you read each word. Remember that the more often you read, the more your child will enjoy books and learning. To help them learn sight words you can use flashcards. One or two flashcards per week are easy for little ones to handle, and before you know they will have learned a new word. Then when they see the word in their stories they will begin to read it on their own.
Explore the outdoors
Head outside with kids and help them make observations about the things around them. You can point out how the grass and trees change with the seasons. You can also point out the temperature change, and the animals that are in the area. Helping your child learn about nature really helps to get your child started in science. A hand on experience is really one of the best ways for children to learn.