Is Your Little One Ready to Begin Online Learning?
The Online World–Ready or Not?
After making the decision to pursue a homeschool preschool environment, lots of parents are really eager for their little ones to begin their online learning journey–and it’s true that it is very exciting! It’s always important to really consider whether your little one is ready, though. Fortunately, homeschool preschool is already an excellent way to ease little ones into early education, but there are some handy tips you can use to consider whether or not your little one is prepared to take the plunge into online preschool.
One of the most common signifiers that your little one is ready for the world of homeschool preschool is also one of the most exciting ones: an interest in learning! When your little one loves storytime, starts to ask for preschool worksheets (or asks lots of questions in general), these are all good starting signs that online learning may be the next step for your little one. A strong sense of self-motivation is a good indicator that your little one will be able to motivate themselves when classes actually start. Cognitive skills are also crucial to the online homeschool programs most parents choose for their little ones. Much of academic learning is based around already developed cognitive skills, especially if the program is online, so it’s smart to keep an eye on your little one for signs that they’re progressing in those specific ways. It’s also really important to take a look at how independent your little one is in terms of learning: Can they complete preschool worksheets with only a little help? Can they focus a fair bit while reading books? Are they able to navigate a computer program? If you answered yes, homeschool preschool is looking like a possibility for sure!
So what are the benefits of enrolling your little one in an online homeschool like Playgarden Online? Well, for starters, there is typically no test required for enrollment. School is for learning and growing, and by removing the scariness of testing for “competence”, a homeschool preschool program allows little ones to enter into preschool without fear or pressure of having to live up to specific standards. Additionally, online preschool programs are amazing in that they have no geographical boundaries. This means that no matter where you are in the world, your little one can have an excellent and consistent early education experience. You’re not limited by transportation needs to get your little one to an in-person program, which makes it very convenient, too. You can even be an involved part of your little one’s preschool experience!
There you have it! There are lots of benefits to online homeschool preschool, and it’s an important part of your little one’s early education. The most important thing is timing; by ensuring that your little one is ready to be enrolled, you can make one of their earliest educational experiences fun! The best part is that even if they’re not ready at the moment, they will be soon. Try Our Online Preschool for FREE! Playgarden Prep offers numerous educational videos from real teachers, and numerous DIY projects that support early learning and development.
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Miss Charlotte is an Education Director by trade, and a mom by heart. All 200+ of our DIY projects were created by Miss Charlotte, with the help of her expert DIY assistant—Her 4 year old daughter! With a MST degree in Early Childhood Education and 15 years of teaching experience, her blogs and DIY projects have been an incredible resource for our Playgarden Prep schools. We hope that your family loves them as much as we do!