Questions and Answers

You absolutely do not need a teaching degree to teach your child at home. You should understand what level your child is at and how they learn best. There are many resources out there, just like A Love to Learn, that can help you become your child’s greatest teacher.

At this young age (2-4) an activity can take anywhere from 5 minutes to a few hours depending on how interested your child is in the activity. There have been a few times when I planned an activity only to have my children five minutes on it. It is important that you don’t push your child if they aren’t interested, tired, hungry, or it’s too difficult. However there have been a few times when I have had to tell my child that it’s time to clean up about two hours of doing an activity. A Lot of times, an activity can lead into another one which is why it takes up alot of time. Don’t be discouraged if your child only spends a few minutes on one activity. Also, incorporate your child in everyday tasks such as cooking or washing dishes because they are learning even while doing these tasks.

You can start teaching as soon as you feel they are ready. The key is to follow their interest and to be sure to tailor the activity to your child’s level or else your child won’t grasp what you are teaching them.

Teaching your preschooler from home does not have to cost a lot of money. Children learn through play and exploration. So if you purchase meaningful toys like books, legos, blocks, dolls, cars play dough, paint, and crayons and you learn how to use those items purposefully to encourage learning then you don’t need to spend a lot of money.

Yes! As I have said before, your children are always learning from you. So even if you are a working parent or stay at home parents, there is so much that your child is learning from you. Even as a working parent you can incorporate learning activities into everyday chores such as cleaning, cooking, or bath time.

It is not necessary to have a seperate school space. Instead, you should have areas that allow your child to fully explore, play and make messes. Remember that children are learning while they play. The point of teaching from home is that it is home, not a school. So by involving your child in everyday tasks, your kitchen, laundry room, bed room, bathroom, or dining room can all become a school space for your child.

Teaching your child allows you to connect and bond with each other. Teaching your child from home is more efficient because they get one on one interaction as opposed to a large ratio in a school setting. Your child also has more fun because you can teach them in a way that is tailored to the learning style and you can incorporate fun activities to keep them engaged.