Make the most of your kindergarten homeschool experience, without overcomplicating it or making it boring. Your child is embarking on a critical point in their education and it’s time to get them excited about learning.
I’ve found a fascinating way to enrich this special time of my youngest boy’s education. Check out what we’re using for Kindergarten homeschool history and how it’s helping me keep learning fun.
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Why We Add Enrichment to Our Kindergarten Homeschool
This year, my youngest boy is transitioning from Kindergarten to first grade. I can’t believe that my baby is getting so big! Of course, I want to do all that I can to help us enjoy every minute of this memorable time.
I need solid resources, like Sonlight’s Exploring American History: History/Bible/Literature K, to add enrichment to Xman’s Kindergarten homeschool experience. With a large-family homeschool and busy schedule, I have to make sure that our curriculum choices are:
- engaging (time is too precious!)
As I look back upon homeschooling his four older brothers, I realize that our family has approached Kindergarten homeschool in different ways. Our two oldest boys attended half-day public school Kindergarten. Overall, great experiences that included me adding at-home enrichment to help these boys not get bored or discouraged.
Both boys #3 and #4 were homeschooled for Kindergarten. Due to our large-family size and mama just trying to survive, their Kindergarten homeschool experiences were very relaxed and natural extensions of their older brother’s lessons. These experiences included lots of family read-alouds, especially with one of our favorite subjects, history.
After watching big brothers with their homeschool subjects and lessons, Xman has begged to have his own books and materials. He’s an enthusiastic learner and I want to encourage that love of learning. Kindergarten homeschool history seemed like a fantastic place to keep learning fun and engaging.
Yes, Kindergarten Homeschool History Can Be Fascinating!
We’ve used a variety of homeschool history programs but nothing Kindergarten specific. Most of the resources in our homeschool library are geared towards older kids.
Although Xman loves listening to these books, I wanted a curriculum that was age-appropriate. He’s been working hard on learning how to read and I don’t want him to get discouraged or frustrated with content that’s too difficult.
I did not, however, want books that seemed babyish. As the youngest of our family, Xman does not appreciate that!
Fortunately, I discovered a new Kindergarten homeschool curriculum from Sonlight. Exploring American History: History/Bible/Literature K is full of rich resources filled with fascinating lessons and pictures.
This American History program for Kindergarten level is absolutely charming! Xman loves when it’s time for one of his History lessons. He grabs his books, a favorite blanket, and runs to our blue couch for special Kindergarten history time with mama.
It’s ALWAYS nice to snuggle up with great books on historical figures and events 🙂
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How We’re Enjoying Kindergarten Homeschool History with Sonlight
Xman and I have had the honor to review part of Exploring American History: HBL K. I’m using the Instructor’s Guide to lead our lessons with Heroes and Happening: Sixty Stories in Two Volumes from American History.
The Instructor’s Guide (IG) makes it super easy to begin and enjoy a Kindergarten homeschool history lesson. I just flip to where we left off, check for the pages to be covered, and we’re off!
Discussion Questions/Points are available on the same page of the IG. Other key features of the IG include:
- Memorization (Bible)
- Timeline and map reminders
- Specific books to be used that day and what pages to read (Exploring American History kit contains a variety of resources for your Kindergarten History, Bible, and Literature. You have to check out these titles!)
Heroes and Happenings (Volumes One and Two) are truly fascinating! Your child will be introduced to prominent historical figures in colorful illustrations, stories, and facts.
Xman and I love having vocabulary words featured on select pages. These words have been wonderful for copywork and spelling, too.
I’m pleased that Xman is getting a better understanding of some of the historical figures that he’s heard about through his older brothers’ lessons. Now, Xman feels like he knows Squanto, Benjamin Franklin, and John James Audubon. Amazing stuff for a Kindergartner!
If you have a soon-to-be Kindergartner and want a solid Christian homeschool curriculum, I encourage you to try Sonlight.
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Exploring American History with Sonlight Giveaway!
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One winner will receive Sonlight’s New Kindergarten History / Bible / Literature Program: Exploring American History.
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After checking out Sonlight’s Exploring American History: History/Bible/Literature K, share in the comments why you think this Kindergarten homeschool curriculum would be fascinating for your child 🙂