For those of you wondering about the title of this blog. This is not a bash those that send their children to preschool. I’m not that type of blog. It’s a tongue and cheek title to celebrate the freedom I feel after choosing to homeschool our daughter. Since this is the month that many will post first day of school photos I decided we needed one too.
Since my daughter is three I am not overly concerned that she starts preschool. For me learning is all year long and comes from many different sources. You can say, that I lean more towards the unschooling approach. What I really believe is that it is more important my daughter have time to play than to sit down and work on worksheets. She is three and three-year-olds need that time to play.
That’s not to say that I don’t have a few things planned this year. She’s involved in ballet again, is taking a fun class at our local zoo, and is enjoying story time at our local library. We will still be using ABC Mouse which is her favorite program right now and I have a few fun projects planned. For the most part though, Katie’s preschool education is playing, lots of books, and exploring.
I realize that I am just beginning this homeschooling path. I know that we will have good times and bad times. I still have a lot to learn. However, I can’t help but to be excited. I can’t help but to feel that this is the path God meant for us to take concerning Katie’s education and I am thrilled to be a part of it. I can either panic about this or embrace it as a journey as our adventure.
Learning is all year long and she will be learning for the rest of her life. I am still learning new things all the time. Learning isn’t just found in a school building or a workbook it’s all around through play, interaction, imagination, and curiosity about this world. What an amazing adventure!