Teaching Preschool at Home FREE

It doesn’t have to cost an arm and a leg to homeschool! Preschool doesn’t haven’t to cost anything. You can start a free home-based learning environment for your children with tools you already have at home. Really, preschool is just an extension of what you are already doing.

You really don’t need a curriculum (though there is no shortage of them available), but if you do like structure, be sure to find a play-based curriculum.

You can get GREAT ideas on Pinterest, and the HEAV Homeschool Living posts are chock-full of ideas and information all ages of homeschool, preschool included.

The best ways to feed your child’s education

Engage with your child and enjoy this time. Pretty much anything you do with your child is a learning experience! Avoid screentime and get outside. Don’t feel like you need to entertain them all day, either–their imagination is more than enough to keep them busy!

Homeschool Preschool Resources

Ready to invest a little bit? The companies listed below offer some of the best tried-and-true educational toys on the market. do you have favorite provide? Let us know 

Before Five in a Row

A resource book to provide you with ideas for use with your 2-4-year-olds. The first section provides activity suggestions based on classic children’s books. The second section provides activity suggestions based on daily life.

Constructive Playthings

For more than 60 years, we have been committed to providing educational products and toys that inspire learning, creativity, and fun for children.

Discovery Toys

Children develop best when given the opportunity to explore their world, to try and fail and try again, and to stretch their imagination and discover new possibilities. We believe no one combines play and learning better than DISCOVERY TOYS.

Kumon Workbooks

Play is the best teacher for preschoolers, but if you have a child who likes some quiet time work, check these out. These workbooks provide practice in skills such as cutting and tracing, helping to develop manual dexterity.

Nasco Education

This is a fabulous resource of some of the best creative, educational toys available.

HEAV Homeschool Living – Preschool 

From our HL blog posts to articles from the Virginia Home Educator, you’ll find a plethora of ideas and creative activities to engage you and your child!

Thoughts from the Homeschool Trenches

Looking for help with home organization, working at home, special needs, or other issues related to homeschool—preschool or not? Or perhaps you are looking for tips on how to teach a particular subject or age. We’ve got you covered!


Homeschool Creations

At Homeschool Creations, Jolanthe provides families with homeschool preschool resources in the education journey, lots of free printables, and encouragement for families.

Making the Most of the Preschool Years

by Valerie Bendt

Lots of activity suggestions to encourage independent play.

Slow and Steady, Get Me Ready

by June Oberlander

Week-by-week developmentally-appropriate activities for birth through age 5.