If you are looking to homeschool preschool, it’s always great to start early. Even if you don’t plan to homeschool you can give your kids the best head start for Preschool, and all for free! You can pick and choose to make your own lessons, or there are even free full curriculum lined up and ready to go! Here are a few places you can go online to help you homeschool preschool for free.
UPDATED FEB 2017: ABCMouse now offers curriculum up to 2nd grade.
ABC Mouse is a monthly subscription website targeted to Preschoolers through 2nd graders. I’m including it in the list here because they have a 30 day free trial before you have to pay. It’s a very popular program and was even recommended by my daughter’s preschool teacher.
This is 100% free and online. You will need simple things like pencils, crayons and paper. The preschool level is Getting Ready 1 and McGuffey Primer. Getting Ready 2 is for Kindergarten. But this site goes all the way into high school for free! It’s all laid out by day, links to videos, games, songs and stories to read online. Best part is no clutter and you have a whole curriculum at your hands!
This is a discount homeschool curriculum sale site. They offer printable freebies on a daily basis and on all different levels. Make sure to check back often, they have had everything from Frozen themed, to holiday themed. Math, Reading, and games are all some I have snagged over the last year.
Currclick offers a new freebie every week on their home page. The age range of the freebie varies. They have had many virtual field trips, books, activities and games. It’s very easy to find things by age, subjects or classes. They even have Pay What You Want Titles.
If you don’t have Netflix you can still get some great videos on YouTube. There are so many and it’s so easy to jump from one video to another. I always suggest previewing the video before your child watches it and don’t let them on YouTube unsupervised because it’s not hard to get into things preschoolers shouldn’t be in. Also be sure to set up the Safety Mode on Youtube and block any specific channels. That said, check out Let’s Learn About Animals, Counting Cookies, Lets Learn the Alphabet, Color Songs Collection Vol. 1, Let’s Learn Fruit & Vegetables, Nursery School Songs Collection, Let’s Learn Shapes and Colors. You can go from there and find so many more!
There is so much you can get from Netflix if you already have a subscription. Plus, you can watch it on the TV, computer, tablet and phone. Science can be done with the Magic School Bus, and documentaries for older kids but what about preschoolers? The Leap Frog shows are perfect. They have ones for everything from math, shapes, letters, numbers, colors, and Kindergarten prep.
My kids LOVE Dinosaur train. It teaches about dinosaurs (of course), their names, what they ate and did and what time period they lived in. It also teaches ABC’s and counting, logic and more. Others that my kids love are Veggie Tales and Octonauts, which teaches about undersea animals.
A few others to check out are Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood, Sid the Science Kid, The Cat in the Hat Knows a Lot About That, Clifford, Super Why, Sesame Street and Curious George.
You can also check out my Pinterest board called Back to Preschool for all kinds of preschool related projects.
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