I live in las vegas, and I have an almost 4 year old who I feel like she is smart but I dont know where to go next. she knows her abc's how to write her letters. she knows how to count past 100. also can count by 10s 5s and 2s. she knows what her numbers look like too. she knows her months and days of the week. she knows her bday and all of ours. she knows her seasons. she knows in the east the sun rises and in west the sun seys. she knows north east west and South. she knows her planets. she knows her continents and can point to where they are. she has a 60 piece puzzle of her 50 states. she can put it all together by herself. and I been working with her and she knows bout 35 states by heart and the rest I just say first part of the state and she'll figure it out. she talks very well I think. she makes books like my br word book. or my gr word book. and she'll write we got green grapes in our groceries. where do I go next. las vegas is serious about being 5 before starting school.and prek isnt worth it. I need advice on what to do and how and what to teach next.
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Dove - posted on 03/23/2013
More reading and simple addition/subtraction.
'I' would send her to preschool. It's not just about academics at preschool (or I wouldn't have sent any of mine... since they learn more from me), but they learn so much about interacting with others, being with a group of kids, following directions from another adult, etc.... It can be a very valuable experience even if you don't think it is 'worth' it.
Otherwise.... take her lead in what she wants to learn and just have fun with it.
Sam - posted on 03/24/2013
We go out all the time. She has a baby tree outside she takes care of. She loves sleeping willow trees. And we go feed ducks all the time. And how to contact homeschooling parents. Thats a good ides. Ive emailed every head administration person I could find. They were no help. So the parents are a great idea
Sam - posted on 03/24/2013
Great advice. I been doing bits and pieces. She plays all day long. I teach her with games amd songs. She makes up songs to spell. Like cat cat c a t cat cat c a t cat cat c a t meow meow meow. Then dog then pig then fish. Lol. Its cute. But ur right bout more worksheets. And science projects. Tutors are expensive. I know I can teach her I just dnt know what order or how to get it validated so the school would except it. I wanna teach her to read. But I dnt know the process. We been working on phonics by making books .weve done at br gr str an .
~â¥Little Miss - posted on 03/24/2013
Contact some homeschooling parents in your area....search on line about it. Yes they have to follow certain cirriculum, but it is your choice how to teach it.
Don't make it all about inside learning. Get a book of nature native to vegas, and bring her out into the world.
Ariana - posted on 03/24/2013
Well you can buy her some books and things to work on.
I mean if she's able you can start teaching her basic math concepts, like adding and subtracting, phonetics, how to read basic words, get a book on science projects for young kids and do science things.
Get her some learning books and see how well she does filling them out, check out the content in it and try to judge what level she's at and get the right one. If she's struggling and it's to hard get the previous version, if she finishes everything really fast get her the next one. Look up some real life learning activities.
You could also get her a tutor if you want her to advance at her own pace with someone who knows what they're doing. She doesn' t need to be formally educated right now. At 4 her life is still all about activities and having fun. If she's very smart you should take her out to explore nature and check out different things.
And also socialization is important. Not even necessarily a preschool but going to library programs or other programs directed to 4 year olds in the area can help a lot.
Hope some of that helps!
Sam - posted on 03/24/2013
I would agree if I didn't live in vegas. Schooling system sucks. She has a sister and friends in the neighborhood and we go to the park. I wana enhance her learning I just dont know what step to make next. Like is homeschooling done by certain curriculum? Do I have to get her work verified?
Amy - posted on 03/23/2013
I agree with Dove preschool is not just about academics it's about learning how to interact with other children, about learning to compromise, following directions from others, socialization and so much more. The other problem you may end up running into is since she is so advanced she's going to get bored very easily with school which is a whole other problem. My best advice is keep doing what you're doing but let her be a kid too. If you are serious about homeschooling I think there is a homeschooling community on the site that will probably be able to help you.
Sam - posted on 03/23/2013
She is reading a little. She memorizes her books so im always buying more. And we make books. She made one bouta talking doll. And she is adding and subtracting. I made her a book and it has m9ney counts and she add bananas and grapes or oranges and appkes. Sheknows her coins and how much theyre worth. She tells me the time on digital clock. We draw patterns and shapes. She knows all them octagon pPentagon hexagon and cube sphere etc. She knows sign language from alex and leah show.
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