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How do you use free preschool worksheets for homeschooling purposes?

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To incorporate worksheets into a home-based preschool curriculum, prepare the lesson plan, print the appropriate worksheets, and provide the child with a quiet place to complete the worksheets. Typically, preschoolers learn best when incorporating worksheets into a themed lesson plan.

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A themed lesson plan can include a book or songs about a specific letter of the alphabet, followed by worksheets focusing on writing and learning the phonetic sound of the same letter of the alphabet. Prepare the lesson plan by organizing books, CDs and any other materials needed for the lesson plan, including the accompanying worksheets, before beginning the lesson.

When using a formal curriculum that is supplemented with free worksheets, review the materials covered by the next lesson in the curriculum, and print worksheets that correspond to the materials covered in the lesson. Simple coloring or tracing worksheets are often preferred for preschoolers, as young children often have limited knowledge and a short attention span.

To encourage the child to remember what is learned, reinforce the materials presented by asking questions about the topic covered, and review the materials occasionally throughout the school year. Provide the child with assistance if necessary, and allow the child to complete the assignment in a quiet area that is free of distractions.

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