As mothers, we navigate a proverbial minefield of controversial subjects regarding our parenting decisions. While your child is still in the womb, your food choices, exercise habits, and name preferences will be the subject of scrutiny – sometimes from total strangers who never saw you before or will again. And, sadly, if you homeschool, these wonderful displays of unsolicited wisdom will only intensify.
But even before your little one is old enough to officially begin some type of formal school, you may, like me, marvel at what an incredibly brilliant and creative little human you have made. And you may decide you want to take the initiative to feed her burgeoning mind and imagination as much as possible. And – heaven help you – you may have the inclination to begin teaching your preschooler to read.
Well, if this is you, read on for some actual real encouragement and helpful advice. You see, I wrote this for you because I feel you. AND I feel for you – because the current homeschooling culture out there is not always supportive of teaching reading early.Continue Reading