unsure if to homeschool 3 year old twingirls!

Maricel - posted on 03/28/2010 ( 5 moms have responded )

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hello...I'm a new member and I am glad to have found this community! Do you have any advice what to do and how to start to homeschool my twins? I have phonics that we do once a week but their attention span is so short...I don't think I have the patience to do this but at the same time I don't want my kids to go and learn some bad influence out there...

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Donna - posted on 10/04/2010

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I have no patience with anyone...except my kids! You can do it. You know them better than anyone , especially how they learn and what they respond to! But don't forget to consider that they will be with you all the time! There have been many a day I wanted to chase the yellow school bus screaming "TAKE MINE!" . I think you are blessed to have twins and I don't use a program, specifically. i just talk and we go places and both my 17 year old and 12 year old sons can cook, so home -economics they get an A+ and they clean and now they help me teach their baby sister, 11 mos.

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I'm a new member and also will be homeschooling my twins! My girls are only 2, so I don't actually have much advice for you. I think for this young though, a formal curriculum would be too much. We probably won't make them sit down and "do lessons" until they're 5 or 6. Right now I just make sure I'm intentional about what toys and craft activities we do--things that teach letter recognition, numbers, colors, etc. I hope you find something that works for your family!

Maricel - posted on 04/05/2010

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thanks Janee! that was helpful! aprreciate your time! what curriculum do you use! i heard about so many! sonlight abeka etc...God bless!

Janee - posted on 04/04/2010

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Twins wow! lol I homeschool my 2 oldest, 8 years and 6 years old. My 6 years old son, Eddie, has a very short attention span. If he doesn't like what we are doing, he will not learn. So I let him just work on lessons that he doesn't like for 15 min at a time. That way I know for that much amount of time, he is focus. Then I change it and let him do crafts or something fun to get his energy out. Then back to the boring topic for another 15 min. This so far has worked for us. We are very eclectic how we school as well. Depending on the day, I let him decide what to learn.



Also at age 3, it was even harder to get him to sit still! lol If you do decide to homeschool, just be patient. They are learning... especially how to be patient:)

When I first decided to homeschool, I felt overwhelmed and afraid that it wasn't going to work out. Its almost 2 years now, i am still kinda new i guess:) , and I can see how much they have grown and learned! It's so drastic if you sit and really think about where they were last year, and where they are now. It's amazing. I don't know if I would've been able to witness the change as much if they were in public school.



But good luck! I'm here if you would like to chat!

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