Online Kindergarten Curriculum
Starting kindergarten is an exciting time for children and their families. It’s often the first time many children begin homeschool. Some experts consider a kindergarten education one of the most meaningful since it helps set the stage for all the learning that will take place in the future.
This page includes information on the Time4Learning online kindergarten curriculum, what is taught in kindergarten, tips on how to homeschool a kindergartener, frequently asked questions on kindergarten learning, and more.
What do Kindergarteners Learn?
In kindergarten, students learn and begin to develop numerous fundamental skills that can have a lasting impact on them well into their adult years. Although not all states require children to attend kindergarten, studies have shown that there are numerous benefits to receiving a kindergarten education.
Below are just a few of the skills and concepts students will learn this year:
- Academic skills such as reading, writing, and counting
- Behavioral, social and cognitive skills
- Sitting and paying attention, focusing on a task, and working with others
- Nailing down their letters, sounds, and words
- Fundamental math skills such as counting by 1s, 2s, 5s, 10s
- Basic addition and subtraction
- Identifying shapes
Kindergarten Curriculum Overview
A typical kindergarten curriculum helps your child build a solid foundation in math, language arts, and science. In addition to these, kindergarteners should also focus on art, music, physical education and thinking skills.
Since most of what is taught in kindergarten will pave the way for further learning during the elementary years, it’s important to find a homeschool curriculum that is comprehensive, and also engages and motivates your child.
When researching a kindergarten program, it’s important to ensure that it:
- Provides a comprehensive curriculum that correlates to all state standards.
- Teaches fundamental concepts in all the core subjects to help students meet learning objectives.
- Provides plenty of opportunity for students to practice and achieve mastery.
- Assesses students periodically to gauge understanding of content.
- Allows flexibility so that students can work at their own pace in order to fully understand concepts and material.
- Includes activities that help students build important critical thinking and problem-solving skills.
Since homeschooling requirements vary by state, it’s important that you research your state’s homeschool laws to ensure the curriculum you choose meets those requirements.
Kindergarten Math Curriculum
Our math curriculum includes over 200 kindergarten learning activities in a number of different themes. Students will learn as they sing and laugh with animated characters that teach everything from counting and recognizing numbers, patterns, addition and subtraction.
Learn more about our Math Curriculum for Kindergarten.
Kindergarten Language Arts Curriculum
Kindergarten learning activities are spread throughout 24 chapters and include over 350 activities. The Time4Learning homeschool curriculum for kindergarten helps students recognize letters and their sounds, read sight words, and develop a basic vocabulary. Students also have access to spelling word lists for added benefit.
Learn more about our Language Arts Curriculum for Kindergarten.
Kindergarten Science Curriculum
Time4Learning members have access to a science curriculum for their kindergarteners that teaches different branches of science through interactive activities, fun songs, and hands-on projects. The award-winning curriculum is based on the 5E instructional model and also helps students build math and language arts skills through embedded activities.
Learn more about our Science Curriculum for Kindergarten.
How to Homeschool a Kindergartener
In addition to providing a comprehensive kindergarten curriculum, Time4Learning also includes helpful tools and resources to help homeschooling families who are just getting started. You’ll be able to get information on things like:
- Steps to take to begin homeschooling
- The best schedule for a kindergartener
- Subjects taught and learning objectives
- Suggested books to help build literacy skills
- Tips and ideas to help you have a fun, successful year
Learn more about How to Homeschool Kindergarten here.
Why Choose Time4Learning’s Kindergarten Homeschool Curriculum?
With so many options available, it may be difficult for parents to narrow down their kindergarten curriculum choices and select the one that will best help their child thrive and succeed. As you prepare to homeschool your kindergartener it is important to choose a curriculum that aligns with your needs.
Time4Learning understands how crucial it is to get started on the right path to ensure your homeschooling experience is a success. Especially at this young age, the last thing parents want to worry about is the administrative part of homeschooling. Kindergarteners need consistency, but also variety in their lessons. We provide fun and engaging lessons for your students and handle the administrative part for parents.
Below are a few more reasons why parents use Time4Learning’s kindergarten curriculum in their homeschool.
|As a Full Curriculum
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FAQ About Homeschooling Kindergarten
How old are you in kindergarten?/ How old do you have to be to start kindergarten?
This answer varies depending on where you live. The compulsory school age for states is usually between 5 and 7, while the kindergarten entrance age is usually 5. Be sure to check what your state’s homeschooling requirements are. In Florida, for example, the law states that children who have attained the age of five years on or before September 1 of the school year are eligible to begin kindergarten during that school year based on rules set forth by the school board.
How do you prepare a child for kindergarten?
Below are a few tips to help your child prepare for kindergarten:
- Create a special room in your home for learning
- Get your child excited by letting them pick supplies
- Establish a set bedtime each night
- Create a morning routine that will prepare them for the day
- Eat a healthy breakfast each day
- Schedule breaks for lunch, snacks, or a nap
- Choose any extracurricular activities
How many sight words should a kindergartener know?
A kindergarten student should know approximately 50 sight words by the end of the year. Learning these sight words is an important part of literacy and learning to read.