“Are you going to homeschool?” This is a question I get asked a lot!
The truth is, my husband and I haven’t really decided how we are going to educate our daughter. She’s only 11 months old and it’s early days yet. I’ve always said that I would wait to gauge her personality as she grew to determine which kind of schooling would work best for her (homeschooling, public schooling, private schooling). Each way has pros and cons and pretty big ramifications for our family. I truly believe that there is no “one size fits all” approach to education. Homeschooling works wonders for some kids and is a disaster for others. The same is true for public school or private education.
Either way, whether we choose to homeschool or not, as her mom I’m going to be taking a front seat in her learning. I want to help teach her to read and write before she goes to school, and I want to help her with her homework when she comes home. Many of you may know that I used to be a teacher. Even now I can say being a teacher was THE hardest job I’ve ever done. When I was a teacher, I spent a good deal of my own money on resources to help my students learn or to beef up my lesson plans. (I also had a lot of parents who didn’t care a lick about helping their struggling students at home! Good education starts at home regardless of the education platform!)
Oh how I wish I had found the resources over at education.com back then! So many free printables (who doesn’t love a free printable?), lesson plans, games and more! They make learning really fun with different themes that kids love.
All aboard to practice letter formation, spelling and word recognition with this pirate ship word tracer! Be sure to sail over to Education.com for more learning resources. When the time comes to teach our little girl how to write, we will definitely be using these great resources!
Download this fun, free printable here! —> word tracer_sailing
So whether you’re a parent of preschoolers, a homeschooling mama, a teacher, or a parent of schooled kids looking to provide some support, this website is a great resource!