Thursday, May 29, 2014

Deciding to Homeschool

Our homeschool journey started about a month ago when my husband and I went to a Pregnancy & Baby Fair hosted by a local hospital. There were probably over a hundred booths there, ranging in topics from health insurance to baby photography, and pediatricians to preschools. At the time, our daughter was 14 months old, a bit young to be thinking about preschool already, but I was very intrigued by the school booths. A few of the Montessori schools caught my attention, as I attended a Montessori preschool and kindergarten myself some 20+ years ago. I remember crying when I found out I would be going to a different school for first grade, because I loved my Montessori school so much. It was a great experience for me.

With actual preschool more than 2 years away for our daughter, I started searching online for things that we could teach her now at home. One search led to another and soon my mind was overflowing with ideas. I finally settled on a Montessori-inspired toddler school. Those in the blogosphere have different terms for everything surrounding this idea (tot school, tot trays, busy bags, etc), but to me, it's all generally the same thing...educating a toddler through intentional or purposeful play.

I am blogging here to share what we are doing in our home with our toddler, not only as documentation for our family and our future little ones, but so that maybe somebody else out there will see an idea that they can incorporate into their own home. I can't wait to get started!