We recently made the decision to homeschool my kiddos instead of placing them in school. Along with starting my own nursery school in our home, I can make sure my toddler is getting the skills she needs for development. This is our homeschool preschool routine.
We use free play inside and outside along with book time and other explorations. Explorations are planned activities by me, but are not worksheets. They can be anything from painting, exploring the library, hiking at our local conservancy, nature art, play dough, etc. I try to keep the Explorations as open minded as I can.
So here it is….
Our Homeschool Preschool Routine
*This is the homeschool preschool routine of our day and not a ridged schedule. We are pretty flexible with the exact times we do things, but the routine still offers consistency and routine for the little ones.
6-6:30 wake up, meditation, set intentions
7:00- Breakfast, To Do List for the day
Wash up and snack time around 9:30
Followed by our Exploration…
Some our favorites are coloring, playdough (Check our leaf and playdough exploration here), nature crafts (Check out our homemade bird feeders here) and visits to our library.
11:00 is nap time which allows mama time to prepare lunch and get a little work done.
12:00 is lunch time
Followed by outside time
2:00 we come in and get washed up for snack time
2:30- Quiet Time which usually means cartoons.
3:30- Free Play Inside
4:30- Mama prepares dinner while she plays with daddy.
5:00- Dinner Time Together as a Family
6:30- Bath, Get dressed, Brush Hair and Teeth
7:30- Book and off to bed
I included times which usually are rough estimates of when we do things. We don’t keep a set schedule, but live in a flexible routine. Thankfully this works for my daughter.
Our schedule is about to change as I am preparing to head into the hospital to have our son. This means be watching out for a new updated routine, once we are in a new establish routine.
I’m Melissa Dow, M.ED. I am a wife, mama of 2 and a bonus mama of 1. A former public school educator with 7 years of experience in both special education and general education who is on a new journey to help parents guide their children to uncover their true passions in order to find their life purpose. I love spending time out in nature whether hiking, running, camping, canoeing or just playing in our backyard (aka our outdoor classroom). I also enjoy reading, learning new things, organic gardening and creating our a simple life.