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My daughter is 3. Unfortunately, she is very exposed to her gadgets and I am thinking of minimizing her usage by letting her start doing some worksheets and activities appropriate for her age. I have to plan her daily activities to lessen her exposure to gadgets.
I am also planning to homeschool her, but I actually do not know how to start. She can recognize colors, count, and recognize objects easily, so I really have no idea which comes next.
Can you recommend your source for preschoolers’ worksheets and activities? Or perhaps, do you have an online source for a preschool curriculum that we can use?
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as an early childhood professional - my advice would be to avoid worksheets of any kind and instead provide your daughter with opportunities for play. Attend play groups, kindergyms, visit the local library. Provide her with the materials to make and construct without any rigid patterns or templates. Providing open ended materials allows a child to use their imagination and creativity - far more important skills than learning to write letters at this age. For young children, they need to develop positive dispositions for learning such as resilience, curiosity, creativity and communication and social skills - all of these are best fostered through play. Play is definitely the way in the early years.
When my kids were younger, I used a combination of books and online sources to download or develop worksheets.
If you are homeschooling your kids a practical approach can be looking at the SLOs (Student learning outcomes) for their age/grade level. Once you have a good understanding of what concepts and skills your kids need to learn at their age, it becomes easier to search for worksheets and other material. I have done this during the lockdown. I was used to search according to the subject and skill areas. Through this approach finding appropriate resources was more flexible.