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It's never too early to start homeschooling

Children can learn before they even begin speaking.

I'd like to say that I started my daughter's education when she was only five months old. I don't think homeschooling just includes grades kindergarten through twelfth grade. It begins the second you start educating your children at whatever age that may be.

One of the first things I did with my daughter was purchase a book that only had one object on each page. For example, one page would have a ball on it while the page opposite it had a picture of a puppy dog. I'd show my daughter the pictures one at a time and point to them. Then I'd help her point to them. It wasn't long before she could point to the correct object herself. This was long before she could even verbally form words.
If you are interested in homeschooling your child before he or she enters the designated school age, here are a few things you can do. Introduce items one at a time. It is important that you keep learning simply. Sometimes an educational DVD will help because most children today are visual learners. I use to borrow these types of DVDs from our local library.

Preschool educational programs are also abundant online. Places like Time4Learning and ABC Mouse can entice children to begin learning at a much earlier age. They have engaging characters and are full of colors that kids are drawn to.

Don't forget to use the resources around you to educate your children as well. I loved to take my girls to the local zoo when they were younger to help them learn about animals and even leaves. Seeing the animals in person made it easier for them to understand what they were learning about. Aquariums are great for teaching younger children about aquatic animals.