Category Archives: Preschool

What You Need to Know about Preschool, TK, and Kindergarten

Did you know that Kindergarten is not required by law? In California, compulsory education begins the year a child is 6 by September 1st.  If you want to homeschool for the preschool – kindergarten years, you can! Your child’s learning time (whenever he’s awake!) is too valuable to be wasting it with schoolish assignments, so […]

Unpreschooling Experiences

It’s back to school time. If you are not taking your child to preschool, what are you doing? There are probably some people asking you that and wondering how your child will ever be ready for school in the future! A successful home unpreschool doesn’t need to look like the local drop-off preschool. It can […]

No Regrets, It Was Worth It!

This was originally published at UniversalPreschool.com’s blog in 2012, shortly before we dropped our son off at UC Berkeley and all too quickly said good-by. He was on his own, and our days of homeschooling him were over. Two years later, we watched him graduate with a degree in molecular and cell biology.  It was […]

Working on Physical Skills Helps with Reading, Writing, and Learning!

Helping your child develop his/her fine and gross motor skills is critical, yet often overlooked.  It’s not on the end-of-the-year public school standardized test, so there may not be time in school unless a child is labeled as having special needs. Learning to hop, balance, catch, skip, and cut are just a few physical skills […]

Does the Thought of Homeschooling Scare You?

  Will your child be enrolled in school next year, or will he/she be homeschooled? It’s a decision that many parents are making right now. You may be an experienced homeschooler and not know it! If you have a preschooler who has been home with you since birth, then you’ve been homeschooling for 5 years! […]